USS Grosbeak (AMS-14)


Photo by Hal Barker












Page 1

1
Entry: 62527
Subject: USS GROSBEAK

Charles Rotton wrote on October 7, 2007


City and State: GAUTIER MS

Unit: ENGINEERING

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 61436
Subject: TO MY SHIPMATES

John Davis wrote on June 27, 2007


City and State: FREDERICKSBURG TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Great years in service

Keywords: TEX



Entry: 19447
Subject: 1947 - 1951

Charles Rotton wrote on September 16, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Served in Grosbeak from 1947 to 1951

Keywords:



Entry: 16058
Subject: HM2 ABOARD USS GROSBEAK AMS-14

Alvin Ebert wrote on April 21, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served aboard the USS GROSBEAK 1951-52 as the independent duty Hospital Corpsman. We were first stationed in Charleston, SC. Next served as training vessel at the Minewarfare school, in Yorktown, VA.

Sincerely, Alvin G. Ebert - Retired Navy - 24 years. LCDR MSC USN

Keywords: Grosbeak AMS-14, Minesweeper, US Navy



Entry: 15741
Subject: SERVED ABOARD SHIP 51 THRU 53

Leo Rosenthal wrote on April 1, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: EASTCHESTER NY

Unit: USS GROSBEAK AMS 14

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for shipmates, who served aboard USS Grosbeak AMS 14 during the period 1951 thru1954

Keywords:



Entry: 11722
Subject: WAS ON SHIP 51- 52

Johnny Hukill SR. wrote on September 14, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: AZLE TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served on this ship 51-52-53

Keywords: USS Grosbeak AMS 14



Entry: 5129
Subject: SHIP'S HISTORY - KOREAN WAR SERVICE

Craig Rothhammer wrote on November 19, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: LA CRESCENTA CA

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

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:


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


USS GROSBEAK (AMS-14)


YMS-317: dp. 270; l. 136'; b. 25'; dr. 8'; s. 15 k.; cpl. 32


“...received the coveted Battle Efficiency "E" .....in 1950, 1951, and 1952...”


Grosbeak (AMS-14), was launched as YMS-317, by the South Coast Co., Newport Beach, Calif., 27 February 1943; sponsored by Mre. Marjorie Boutelle; and commissioned 18 November 1943, Lt. John B. Warner in command. The ship was named Grosbeak and redesignated AMS-14 18 February 1947.


Grosbeak spent most of her post-war career at the Mine Warfare School, Yorktown, VA., and the Naval Minecraft Base at Charleston as a training ship. She also participated in various experiments at the Naval Mine Countermeasures Station, Panama City, Fla., and engaged in numerous exercises along the coast from New England to the Gulf of Mexico.


From 24 February to 19 March 1950 Grosbeak was in the Caribbean to participate in Operation PORTEX out of Vieques Island, P.R., and in February 1951 she became the first of her type to Journey from Yorktown to Charleston via the intracoastal waterway.


The minesweeper received the coveted Battle Efficiency "E" for outstanding performance in her class in 1950, 1951, and 1952, one of the few ships in the Navy to receive three such awards. When she was not engaged in sweeping exercises, Grosbeak underwent periodic overhauls at Charleston and also visited Miami and New York. Scheduled for deactivation, Grosbeak sailed to Green Springs Cove, Fla., 16 November 1955 and decommissioned there 7 December 1955. The hulk was approved for disposal 27 October 1959 and Grosbeak's name was struck from the Navy List 1 November 1959.



From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Keywords: MINESWEEPER, MINE WARFARE SCHOOL, NAVAL MINE COUNTERMEASURES STATION,







Page 1

1





Looking For Units

Minesweeper


Add URL

Add Reunion