Thursday, October 11, 2018
USS Amethyst (YPc-3)-- Part 3: Back to the Former Owners
The Amethyst was again decommissioned at San Diego on 27 February 1946 and 11 September transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal.
It was sold to Samual K. Rindge, son-in-law of Willits J. Hole, and the name Samona II given to her again. In the 1950s it was sold to David P. Hamilton of Shreveport, Louisiana, and renamed the Pudio until sold in 1962 and renamed the Explorer.
As of 2000 it was reported to still be operating along the Gulf Coast.