From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships


A wading bird related to the heron.

(AM - 134: dp. 590; l. 147'; b. 26'; dr. 13'; s. 12 k.; a. 2 6-pdr.)

The second Ibis (AM-134), a converted steel-hulled trawler, was built as Tide in 1937 by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Quincy, Mass.; acquired from her owner, General Sea Foods Corp., of Boston, 1 January 1942; and commissioned 23 May 1942, Lt. F. G. Crane in command.

Ibis was assigned to Woods Hole Section Base, Mass., as a training ship until spring 1943, when she took up minesweeping duties out of Newport, R.I. She decommissioned 1 May 1944. Her name was struck from the Navy List 16 September 1944 and she transferred to the Maritime Commission. She was subsequently sold to General Foods Corp., Boston, Mass.

Transcribed by Yves HUBERT (