From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


The bluebird is a small North American songbird.

(AMS-121: dp. 290; l. 144'; b. 28'; dr. 9'; s. 13 k.; cpl. 39; cl. Bluebird)

The third Bluebird (AMS-121) was launched 11 May 1953 by Mare Island Naval Shipyard; sponsored by Mrs. George C. Demmon; and commissioned 24 July 1953, Lieutenant W. C. Graham in command.

On 27 May 1954 Bluebird arrived at Charleston, S. C., and reported to Mine Force, Atlantic. Operating out of Charleston between June 1954 and January 1956, she participated in various evaluation tests of Bluebird class minesweepers. On 7 February 1955 her classification was changed to MSC-121. Her home port was changed to Yorktown, Va., in January 1956. Since that time she has conducted local operations near Yorktown.