Nightingale III AMC-18


Nightengale III
(AMc-18: dp. 197; 1. 83'2"; b. 19'6"; dr. 9' 5"; s. 11 k.; cpl. 17;a.2mg.)

The third Nightingale (AMe-18) was built by Al Larson Boat Building Co., San Pedro, Calif. in 1934 as Majestic, a wooden-hulled, diesel-powered purse seiner. She was acquired by the Navy from Klemente Zar at Western Boat Building of., Tacoma, Wash, 5 November 1940; and commissioned 31 January 1941.

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 iP-166. The name Nightingale was eaneelled for YP-166 and reassigned to AMe-149 on 22 April 1942. YP-16ff served as a training craft in Puget Sound until 14 October 1944, when she was struck from the Navy List and returned to her owner.