From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


A wading bird related to the heron.

(SP-3051: t. 299; 1. 141'5''; b. 23'3"; dr. 13'8"; s. 11 k.; a. 1 3", 2 mg.)

The first Ibis (SP-3051), a trawler formerly named Sea Gull was built in 1917 by Globe Shipbuilding Co., Superior, Wis.; acquired by the Navy in June 1918 from her owner, the Atlantic Coast Fisheries Co., of New York City. She was commissioned 19 August 1918.

Ibis was used as minesweeper during the months that followed, operating in the 1st Naval District. She was returned to her owner 3 March 1919.