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Fancy-AM 234


A whim, caprice.

(AM-234: dp. 530, 1. 184'6", b. 33'; dr. 9'9", s.
15 k.; cpl. 104; a. 1 3"; cl. Admirable)

Fancy (AM-234) was launched on 4 September 1944 by Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Co., Seattle, Wash.; sponsored by Mrs. E. L. Skeel, and commissioned 13 December 1944, Lieutenant F. D. Abbott commanding.

Following shakedown and antisubmarine training, Fancy departed for Pearl Harbor on 15 February 1945. In company with Rampart (AM-282) and YMS - 8 and YMS-287 she steamed to Seattle, sailing thence to Kodiak and Cold Bay where she was readied for delivery to Russia under Lend-Lease. Transferred on 20 May, she was officially out of commission the following day. Reclassified MSF-234 on 7 February 1955, Fancy remains in Russian possession.