From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
A duck with long, pointed tail feathers.
(AMc-17: dp. 210; I. 84'9"; b. 22'; dr. 8'6"; s. 9 k.; cpl. 17; a. 1 mg.)
Pintail (AMc-17) built in 1937 as Three Star by the Kruse and Banks Shipbuilding Co., North Bend, Ore., was purchased by the Maritime Commission from the MacPhister-Van Camp Canning Co., San Pedro Calif., and transferred to the Navy 19 November 1940, renamed Pintail (AMc-17) 7 December 1940 converted by the Western Boat Building Co., Tacoma Wash.; and placed in service 18 February 1941.
As Pintail the former purse seiner operated as a coastal minesweeper in the 13th Naval District until placed out of service and struck from the Navy List 30 March 1945. She was redelivered to the Maritime Commission 23 July 1945 and subsequently sold at auction.