From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


Any of the large, web-footed sea birds related to petrels.

The name Albatross was assigned to AM-391 on 17 May 1945. However, on 1 November 1945, the Navy cancelled its contract with the DeFoe Shipbuilding Co., of Bay City, Mich., for the construction of the projected Admirable-class minesweeper, prior to the laying of her keel.