From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


An arctic sea bird found only beyond the 100-fathom curve.

(AMc-46: dp. 185; 1. 97'1"; b. 22'; dr. 8'6"; s. 10 k.; cpl. 16; a. 2 .50 cal. mg.; cl. Accentor)

The first Fulmar (AMc 46) was launched 25 February 1941 by Greenport Basin and Construction Co., Greenport, L.I., N.Y.; sponsored by Mrs. A. V. Walters; and commissioned 25 June 1941, Lieutenant (junior grade) A. Russell, USNR, in command.

Fulmar carried out minesweeping operations out of Newport R.I., and from September 1941, out of Portland Maine until arriving at Miami; Fla., 21 September 1944. There she acted as target for motor torpedo boats undergoing training for the next year. Arriving at Charleston, S.C., 1 October 1945, Fulmar was decommissioned 4 January 1946 and transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 16 September 1946.