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Entry: 40887
USS PLOVER (AMS-33)
I CAME HOME ON THIS SHIP FROM KOREA IN 1954

LEO BLANKHORN wrote on February 14, 2004

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City and State: VERNON CT

Unit: 543 AMMO UNIT

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I CAN,T RECALL THE TROOPS THAT WAS ON HER I CAN RECALL GOIN IN SETTLE,WASHINGTON I WAS JUST A KID THEN SO A LOT WENT BY SINCE THEN IF ANY ONE WANT TO E-MAIL I,LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER.

Keywords: I DO RECALL THE SHIP SHE WAS A GREAT ONE THAT GOT ME HOME WITH ALL THE OTHER THANK GOD.


Entry: 24024
USS PLOVER (AMS-33)
USS GENERAL JACKSON

CHUCK TIEDEMANN wrote on March 17, 2002

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City and State: EDGEWATER FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: DAD ASK IF I COULD FIND ENTRY OR LOG BOOK FOR NOV.26 OR27, 1948. SHIP LEFT SAN FRANCISO. CALF. TO PHILIPPINES ISLANDS THEN TO TOYKO,JAPAN ANY HELP THANKS

Keywords: USS GENERAL JACKSON TROOP TRANSPORT SHIP


Entry: 5094
USS PLOVER (AMS-33)
SHIP'S HISTORY - KOREAN WAR SERVICE

CRAIG ROTHHAMMER wrote on November 18, 1999

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City and State: LA CRESCENTA CA

Unit: USS GRASP (ARS-24) USS BOLSTER (ARS-38)

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:


NOTE: THIS SHIP DID NOT SERVE IN THE KOREAN WAR ZONE.



USS PLOVER (AMS-33)


Any of numerous shore-inhabiting birds that differ from the sandpipers in their short, hard tipped bill and usually stouter, more compact build.


(dp. 215, 1. 136', b. 24'6", dr. 6'1'', s. 12 k., cpl. 50; a. 1 3", 2 20mm., 2 dct., 2 dcp.; cl. YMS-136)


“...Navy Mine Defense Laboratory...”


YMS-442 was laid down 12 October 1943 by Hiltebrant Dry Dock Co., Kingston, N.Y., launched 20 April 1944. completed 13 October and delivered to the Navy 14 October 1944.


YMS-442 departed Brooklyn, N.Y., and operated in the Okinawa area as an escort vessel during the autumn of 1945. Until spring 1946, she cleared shipping lanes off Japan, Korea, and China. Back from the Pacific, she provided occasional service to the Mine Warfare School, Yorktown, Va., during 1946 and into 1948.


YMS-442 became Plover (AMS-33) on 18 February 1947. In July 1948 she assisted in survey work off Labrador. From late 1948 to 1956 she assisted the Navy Mine Defense Laboratory, Panama City, Fla. Reclassified MSC(O)-33 on 7 February 1955, she became a naval reserve training ship in November 1956. She served the 4th Naval District, Philadelphia, and in 1961 the 6th Naval District, Charleston. Following these assignments, Plover was struck from the Naval Vessel Register 1 October 1968.


From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


Keywords: MINESWEEPER, NAVY MINE DEFENSE LABORATORY, MINE WARFARE SCHOOL,



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