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Dipper

 

Any of several diving birds, including the dabchicks, the bufflehead, and the water ouzels.

 

(AM-357: dp. 530; l. 184'6"; b. 33'; dr. 9'9"; s. 14 k.; cpl. 104; a. 1 3"; cl. Admirable)

 

Dipper (AM-357) was launched 26 July 1944 by Willamette Iron and Steel Corp., Portland, Oreg.; sponsored by Miss A. L. Gaffney; and commissioned 26 December 1945, Lieutenant (junior grade) H. S. Pomeroy, USNR, in command.

 

Dipper sailed from Portland 11 January 1946 to join the 19th Fleet (Reserve) at San Diego 4 days later. She provided various services for this group until placed out of commission in reserve 15 January 1947. She was reclassified MSF-357, 7 February 1955. Dipper was disposed of on 5 January 1961.