From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


A large stork, native to India and protected by law in that country. Its name is derived from its military-appearing walk.

Minesweeper AM-351 was laid down on 30 August 1943 at the Willamette Iron and Steel Corp.; named Adjutant on 11 April 1944; and launched on 17 June 1944. However, changes in wartime ship construction priorities and the end of hostilities with Japan caused the Navy to cancel the contract for her construction on 1 November 1945. Her hull was sold for scrap in 1946.