From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


Any of several small European thrushes noted for sweet nocturnal song.

(AMc-18: dp. 197; 83'2"; b. 19'6'; dr. 9' 5"; s. 11 k.; cpl. 17; a. 2 mg.)

The third Nightingale (AMc-18) was built by Al Larson Boat Building Co., San Pedro, Calif. in 1934 as Majestic, a wooden-hulled, diesel-powered purse seiner. She was acquired by the Navy from Klemente Zar at Western Boat Building Co., Tacoma, Wash., 5 November 1940; and commissioned 31 January 1941.

Nightingale operated as a coastal minesweeper in the Puget Sound area. In May she entered the yard at Western Boat Building Co., Tacoma for alteration to a patrol craft and was reclassified YP-166. The name Nightingale was cancelled for YP-166 and reassigned to AMc-149 on 22 April 1942. YP-166 served as a training craft in Puget Sound until 14 October 1944, when she was struck from the Navy List and returned to her owner.