From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
A bird of the heron family known for the beauty of its plumage.
The first Egret (AMc-24) was placed in service 10 June 1941 and during World War II served in the 4th Naval District and in the Potomac River Naval Command. She was reclassified IX-181, 17 July 1944 and transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 17 June 1946. [Transcriber's Note: Egret was the 1937 built, 110 ton fishing vessel Julia Eleanor prior to entering Naval service.]