From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


Any of numerous usually small slender parrots with a font graduated tail.

(YMS-434: dp. 350; 1. 136'; b. 24'6"; dr. 6'1"; s. 12 k.; cpl. 50; a. 1 3", 2 20mm; cl. YMS-136)

The Parrakeet was laid down on 30 October 1943 as YMS-434 by J. M. Martinac SB Corp. Tacoma, Wash.; launched 10 May 1944; sponsored by Miss Dorinda Rathbone; and commissioned 15 November 1944, Lt. (j.g.) Donald Birdwell in command.

Upon completion of fitting out YMS-434 was assigned to the Pacific Fleet and operated in the Aleutians and off the north western coast of the United States. Reclassified AMS-30 and named Parrakeet on 18 February 1947, she decommissioned on 21 May 1947 at Puget Sound. Struck from the Naval Register 23 June 1947, she was sold on 9 October and renamed Dan. She stranded in Queen Charlotte Sound, B.C. on 30 March 1949 and was declared a total loss.