From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
The brambling is a handsomely colored finch.
(AMc-39: dp. 205; l. 97'6"; b. 22'6"; dr. 8'11"; s. 10 k.; cpl. 17; a. 1 .50 cal. m. g.; cl. Accentor)
Brambling (AMc-39) was launched 7 August 1941 by W. A. Robinson, Inc., Ipswich, Mass.; sponsored by Mrs. J. McLemmon; and commissioned 15 October 1941, Ensign J. E. Johansen, USNR in command.
On 13 November 1941 Brambling reported to the Atlantic Fleet and was subsequently assigned to Submarine Squadron 1. She participated in patrol and minesweeping operations off New London, Conn., until 26 December 1941 when she reported to Commander, Inshore Patrol, Montauk Section Base, 3d Naval District. Brambling was decommissioned and placed in service 16 May 1942. She was placed out of service 12 February 1946 and transferred to the Maritime Commission 27 October 1947.