Amethyst, 1944 (WYPc-3); ex-Samona II
A purple or violet form of transparent quartz used as a gemstone.
Builder: Craig Shipbuilding Co., Long Beach, CA
Commissioned: Private: 1931 USCG: 10 March 1944
Decommissioned: 27 February 1946
Disposition: Transferred to the US Maritime Commission 11 September 1946
Displacement (tons)- 525 tons (1944)
Length- 147 ' oa
Beam- 23' 10" max
Draft- 11' max (1944)
Main Engines- NA
Armament- 1-3" (1944)
She was designed as a deep-sea trawler. 1944-1946 stationed at Mare Island, CA and used on patrol, plane guard, and weather patrol.
Cutter History File, Coast Guard Historian's Office.