USS Dipper (AM-357)

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United States
Name: USS PCE-917
Builder: Willamette Iron and Steel Works
Laid down: 19 November 1943
Renamed: USS Dipper (AM-357)
Launched: 26 July 1944
Sponsored by: Miss A. L. Gaffney
Commissioned: 26 December 1945
Decommissioned: 14 January 1947
Reclassified: MSF-357, 7 February 1955
Fate: Sold for scrap, 5 January 1961
General characteristics
Class and type: PCE-905-class patrol craft
Class and type: Admirable-class minesweeper, September 1943
Displacement: 650 long tons (660 t)
Length: 184 ft 6 in (56.24 m)
Beam: 33 ft (10 m)
Draft: 9 ft 9 in (2.97 m)
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h)
Complement: 104
Service record
Part of: Pacific Reserve Fleet (1945-1961)

USS Dipper (AM-357) was an Admirable-class minesweeper built for the United States Navy during World War II. The ship was ordered and laid down as PCE-905-class patrol craft USS PCE-917 but was renamed and reclassified before her July 1944 launch as Dipper (AM-357). Dipper was launched 26 July 1944 by Willamette Iron and Steel Works, Portland, Oregon ; sponsored by Miss A. L. Gaffney; and commissioned 26 December 1945, Lieutenant (junior grade) H. S. Pomeroy, USNR, in command. Dipper sailed from Portland 11 January 1946 to join the U.S. 19th Fleet (Reserve) at San Diego, California, four days later. She provided various services for this group until placed out of commission in reserve 15 January 1947. She was reclassified MSF-357, 7 February 1955. Dipper was sold for scrap on 5 January 1961.


This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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