High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! USS Nightingale
(AMc-149) was a coastal minesweeper acquired by the U.S. Navy for
the dangerous task of removing mines from minefields laid in the
water to prevent ships from passing. The fourth Nightingale was
built by Western Boat Building Co., Tacoma, Washington, in 1940 as
Saint Francis, a wooden hulled, diesel-powered purse seiner. She
was acquired by the Navy from her owner, Hubert Ursich, at Tacoma
13 December 1941. Designated YP-150, she performed district patrol
duties in the Seattle, Washington, area.
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