USS Sanderling (AMc-11)

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Name: USS Sanderling
Builder: Harbor Boat Works, Terminal Island, California
Launched: 1937, as New Conti di Savoia
Acquired: by purchase, 28 October 1940
Commissioned: 18 April 1941
Decommissioned: 18 September 1944
Struck: 14 October 1944
Fate: Sold back to former owner, February 1945
General characteristics
Type: Coastal minesweeper
Displacement: 180 long tons (183 t)
Length: 77 ft 8 in (23.67 m)
Beam: 20 ft 6 in (6.25 m)
Draft: 3 ft 9 in (1.14 m)
Speed: 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Complement: 16
Armament: 2 × .30 cal (7.62 mm) machine guns

USS Sanderling (AMc-11) was a coastal minesweeper of the United States Navy.

The ship was built in 1937 as the wooden purse seiner New Conti di Savoia by the Harbor Boat Works, Terminal Island, California; was purchased for U.S. Navy use on 28 October 1940 from the New Conti di Savoia Fishing Corp., San Pedro, California; converted to a coastal minesweeper by the Al Larson Boat Shop, San Pedro, California; and placed in service as Sanderling on 18 April 1941.

World War II West Coast patrol operations[edit]

Based at San Diego, Sanderling conducted local minesweeping and patrol operations in the 11th Naval District until placed out of service on 18 September 1944.

End of War deactivation[edit]

She was struck from the Navy List on 14 October 1944, sold back to her former owner in February 1945, and delivered to that corporation the following May.

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

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