From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


A whim, caprice.

(AM-234: dp. 530, 1. 184'6"; b. 33'; dr. 9'9"; s. 15 k.; cpl. 104; a 1 3''; cl. Admirable)

Fancy (AM-234) was launched on 4 September 1944 by Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Co., Seattle, Wash., sponsored by Mrs. E. L. Skeel; and commissioned 13 December 1944, Lieutenant F. D. Abbott commanding.

Following shakedown and antisubmarine training Fancy departed for Pearl Harbor on 15 February 1945. In company with Rampart (AM-282) and YMS-38 and YMS-237 she steamed to Seattle, sailing thence to Kodiak and Cold Bay where she was readied for delivery to Russia under Lend-Lease. Transferred on 20 May, she was officially out of commission the following day. Reclassified MSF-234 on 7 February 1955, Fancy remains in Russian possession. [Transcriber's Note: Fancy served in the Soviet Navy as T-271.]