From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships
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.Transcribed by Yves HUBERT (firstname.lastname@example.org)