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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 Photos of the armament onboard the Pirate and  photos of the 2nd Commissioning at the Naval Shipyard ,Yokosuka Japan , on August 14, 1950.  Available is  a Map of Korea 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 crew members who served on board during theKorean Tour as well as WWII Tour   Also available are some Additional photos of WWII crew members and Photos of this web designer 

Information is made available from News clippings collected 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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