USS Nightingale (AMc-18)
|Laid down:||date unknown|
|Acquired:||5 November 1940|
|Commissioned:||31 January 1941|
|Struck:||14 October 1944|
|Fate:||returned to owner|
|Length:||83 ft 2 in (25.35 m)|
|Beam:||19 ft 6 in (5.94 m)|
|Draft:||9 ft 5 in (2.87 m)|
|Armament:||two .50 cal (12.7 mm) machine guns|
The third ship to be named Nightingale by the Navy, AMc-18 was built by Al Larson Boat Building in San Pedro, California, in 1934 as Majestic, a wooden-hulled, diesel-powered purse seiner. She was acquired by the Navy from Klemente Zar at Western Boat Building Co in Tacoma, Washington, 5 November 1940; and commissioned 31 January 1941.
World War II service
Nightingale operated as a coastal minesweeper in the Puget Sound area. In May she entered the yard at Western Boat Building Co., Tacoma for alteration to a patrol craft and was reclassified YP–166. The name Nightingale was cancelled for YP–166 and reassigned to AMc–149 on 22 April 1942. YP–166 served as a training craft in Puget Sound until 14 October 1944. She was struck from the Navy List 14 October 1944 and returned to her owner.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.