A speedy, largely terrestrial bird of the cuckoo family, known from California to Mexico and eastward to Texas.
(AMc - 35: displacement 175; length 81’0”; beam 20’8”; draft 4’5”; speed 9 knots; complement 16; armament 2 .30 caliber machine guns)
Road Runner (AMc-35) was built in 1939 as Treasure Island by Western Boat Yard, Tacoma, Wash.; acquired by the Navy on 27 November 1940 from Mr. August Felando of San Pedro, Calif.; converted at South Coast Co., Newport Beach, Calif., and placed in service on 2 June 1941.
Road Runner, a wooden coastal minesweeper, served her 3-year, World War II career with the 11th Naval District and the Western Sea Frontier with a homeport of San Pedro and a home yard of Mare Island. Her typical operations involved daily minesweeping out of San Pedro, sometimes running to Santa Catalina Island or south to San Diego.
Road Runner was placed out of service on 15 September 1944. She was struck from the Navy list on 14 October 1944, transferred to the War Shipping Administration on 5 February 1945, and sold to her former owner.
14 October 2005