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  Pirate's Final Voyage                          

On October 12, 1950 during sweeping operations between the Islands of Sin-Do in Wanson Harbor Korea, the Pirate struck a mine at approximately 12:01 PM and went down within a four minute period.  
The following photos were taken by SN G.D. Carpenter , with his own camera, 
while on board the USS Redhead AMS-34 and following behind the USS Pirate.
Photos were taken at approximately one minute intervals
Photograph Number four shows enemy artillery (from the beach) firing on survivors in the water

 

PHOTO #1

 

12:01 PM    Struck a mine Starboard Side 

next to stern

 

PHOTO #2

12:02 PM   Pirate listed to Port side after taking on water

PHOTO #3

12:03 PM  Pirate listed back to Starboard

PHOTO #4

12:04 PM Pirate Capsized  (note shells from beach guns)

PHOTO #5

Pirate's Bow remains above water (far right)

PHOTO #6

Rescue Boats from the 

USS Endicott DMS-35 

shown picking up survivors

 

 

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