From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
A bird of the heron family known for the beauty of its plumage.
YMS-136 (q.v.) was named Egret 19 August 1947. [Transcriber's Note; Egret was simultaneously reclassified AMS-46. Redesignated MSC(O)-55 7 February 1955 she was struck from the Navy list 1 November 1959 and transferred to the Brazilian Navy 15 August 1960 as Jutai.]