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                                     3 inch on the Bow                        Twin 40 mm on Starboard Side         Twin 20 mm - Starboard Side

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Earl  (Rick) Richard YNSN  (below at age 19)

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Photos of Rick Richard taken on board the USS Pirate.



                                    On a small ship, we shared the duties                                    Relaxing for the Afternoon





Some Photos of other crew members

LtJg Henry Davis,  XO of the USS Pirate

(Henry Davies retired as a Captain)


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Captain Harry Davies, (2005)




                     Dave Schoonen 08-1950.jpg (117494 bytes)                         Photo_of_Toni_Donatelli_rev.jpg (54315 bytes)

                                                               YN-2 Dave Schoonen  (1950)              SN  Tony Donatelli  (1950)




                                     SN  Toni Donatelli  (1999        SN  Art Marden  (2110)          ET-2  Herm Sloan (2001)

                                                                                                                                           (Herm  Retired as a Lieutenant)

                                                                                                                                              (Herm Passed away in 2004)



Below photo shows there Pirate Members meeting at the Naval Minewarfare Convention in Buffalo NY   Sept 2001



Rick Richard,  Art Marden,  Herm Sloan



Below is a photo of the Japanese Yen used in the 1950's



                                                Front Side                                                                                            Back Side



Below is a copy of the Military Payment Certificate used in the 1950"s

Front of Certificate shows exchange rates


Back of Certificate




Below photo shows an explosion of a depth charge estimated to hold 600 lbs of TNT

The Russian made mine that struck the Pirate was estimated to hold 1200 lbs of TNT according to reports




The below photos were submitted by Navy Frogman Phil Carrico who was in Wanson Harbor at the time of the sinking of the Pirate

(Check his entry in the "Guestbook" for what these Frogmen saw that day)



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