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The purpose of this site is to make available some history about the Minesweeper, USS Pirate AM-275 during it's two tours of duty during WWII and Korea.   Available are some characteristics of the Pirate,  Specifications, where and when built, etc.     

You will see Additional Photos onboard the Pirate and  photos of the 2ndCommissioning at the Naval Shipyard ,Yokosuka Japan  on August 14, 1950.  Available is  a Map of Koreaa showing the area where the Pirate went down, and actual Photos of the Pirate as it struck the mine and sank in approximately 4 minutes .  You can view the roster of the Korean Tour as well as WWII Tour   Also available are some addtional photos  ofWWII crew members and Photos of This web designer  Information is made available from News clippings ccollected by the sites designer and will include information from Government records, as well as information and photos received from other crewmembers. 

You can read the Commanding Officers report of the incident.  The Pirate was awarded the PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION as well as other combat ribbons all displayed within this site.  .  

To all who visit this web site- I would appreciate having you sign my "GUESTBOOK" below

When you open the "GUESTBOOK",  If you were a crewmember on board the Pirate in Wanson Harbor Korea,  please give a bit of information on what you remember about the sinking incident 

as well as your duty station on board at that time.




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