USS Ibis

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Ibis I

(SP - 051: t. 299 1. 141'5"; b. 23'3"; dr. 13'8"; s. 11 k.;
a. 1 3", 2 mg.)

The first Ibis (SP-3051), a trawler formerly named SeaGull, was built in 1917 by Globe Shipbuilding Co., Superior, Wis.; acquired by the Navy in June 1918 from her owner, the Atlantic Coast Fisheries Co., of New York City. ~She was commissioned 19 August 1918.

Ibis was used as minesweeper during the months that itollowed, operating in the 1st Naval District. She was returned to her owner 3 March 1919.