USS Gull (AMS-16)


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Entry: 86435
Subject: USS REDSTART

Tricia Hoover-Stevens wrote on June 5, 2013


City and State: LEXINGTON SO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for anyone who served on the Redstart during the
Korean War with my father, Barney Hoover and has any pictures they
would share. He went on the Honor Flight to DC, May 22, 2013 and I
am putting a photo album together for him. Thank you and Thank You
for your service to our country.

Keywords: USS Redstart-Korean War



Entry: 85706
Subject: CAPTAIN AMS 324 AMS 19

Marc Silveira wrote on March 14, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Grandfather was Captain in command of the Naval
Minesweeper the Gull AMS 324 From 1944-1958 Im still
not sure exactingly how long his command lasted but I
believe it was until about 1953.
I know from talking to my Dad he told me that my
grandfather told him about taking a lot of gunfire from
enemy aircraft several times. My grandfather Capt.
Silveira was hit one time while on the bridge in the
shoulder area luckily only by shrapnel which did a lot
of damage to his arm.
I have some pictures of him on the Ship. I know from
the stories I had heard people under his command he was
very well respected and liked as a officer. Would love to
see any pictures anyone has.

Keywords: Haven Silveira AMS324 Gull



Entry: 73251
Subject: SHIPMATES FROM USS HAWK AMS17 FROM 1948 TO1951

Kennrth Anderson SR. wrote on January 22, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: LOUISVILLE KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 56334
Subject: HOOK, WILLIAM H. (AKA BILL HOOK)

Dennis Hook wrote on March 22, 2006


City and State: REDWOOD CITY CA

Unit: USS GULL, USS DOYLE, NAVAL MEDICS

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Comments: My dad, William H. Hook (aka Bill Hook) served on the USS Doyle and the USS Gull during the Korean conflict. Our family recently discovered a Navy photo of my dad with a patch below his stripes that says "MEDIC". Bill Hook died in 1984. He never mentioned being a medic or Naval Corpsman; however, my mom told us he had certain memories and nightmares in the years after the Korean War that he avoided talking about in detail.

My dad was a father of five boys. He was always very strict when it came to us as youngsters being around guns, and I feel that my dad must have been part of things apart from his duty at sea and may have been a Naval Medic/Corpsman while the USS Doyle or the USS Gull were docked in Korea. I would like to know if there are others that may fill in this unknown gap in my dad's service during the Korean War.

My dad would often talk about a dual role of some kind that involved the US Army, and it may have been possible that my dad served with Army units as a Naval Corpsman. Even background information about Naval medics from other ships/units would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords: Keywords: USS Doyle,USS Gull,medic,corpsman,US Army



Entry: 44036
Subject: FELLOW CREW MEMBERS OF THE YMS 324

Timothy McPhillips wrote on June 25, 2004


City and State: RACINE WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: My Dad served on the YMS 324, and the YMS 147 and the YMS 342, he cleared mines for the Marshall Islands, Marianas, Solomon Islands, Leyte, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa Gunto Operations. My Dad and his shipmates survived Typhoon "Louise" in Buckner Bay. My Dad served from 1943 to Dec 1945, he held the ratings of F1c, F2c, S1c(MM),GM1c(T).



Entry: 41834
Subject: USS GULL CO

Robert Taylor wrote on March 19, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAKE FOREST IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My father was CO of the USS Gull during the Korean Was. His contact info is included.

Keywords: USS Gull



Entry: 28856
Subject: CREW SOUGHT

Debbie Seymour (Munroe) wrote on October 15, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: MANCHESTER TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am the daughter of William (Bill) Munroe who served on the YMS-324 during 1944-45, WWII. I am researching my family tree and would like to know if anyone who served on this ship with my Father would have any info about him or any pictures from that time during their service. I have a picture of the ship and it's history, but I have no additional info such as crew mates, etc. If you have any info or know where I might obtain such, please e-mail me at b-dseymour@charter.net.

Keywords: U.S.S. GULL YMS-324



Entry: 10041
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES OF USS HAWK AMA 17

George Ator wrote on July 2, 2000


City and State: PITTSBURGH PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am looking for rosters or my shipmates from the USS HAWK AMS 17 during the period 1952-1953

I would like to exchange some addresses and possibly get a small reunion togehter.

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Entry: 5085
Subject: SHIP'S HISTORY - KOREAN WAR SERVICE

Craig Rothhammer wrote on November 18, 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:


USS GULL (AMS-16)


A long-winged, usually white, web-footed swimming bird having the lower mandible hooked.


(YMS 324: dp. 270; 1.136', b. 25'; dr. 8'; s. 14 k; cpl. 34)


“For this hazardous duty Gull was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation.”


The second Gull (AMS-16) was launched as YMS-324 by the Al Larson Boat Shop, Terminal Island, Calif., 14 October 1943; sponsored by Mrs. William Toman; and commissioned 28 February 1944, Lt. B. F. Silviera, USNR, in command.


After shakedown and minesweeping training, YMS-324 sailed from San Pedro 20 June 1944 via Pearl Harbor and reached Guadalcanal 1 August to prepare for the coming invasion of Peleliu. She put in at Peleliu and swept her first enemy mine 14 September, the day before the famous 1st Marine Division stormed ashore, and for the next month continued minesweeping operations there and at Ulithi. Sailing from Ulithi 14 October for the attack on the Ngulu Islands, the ship swept mines under enemy fire without damage or casualties and subsequently continued her duties at Ulithi until departing 19 March 1945 for Okinawa. YMS-324 aided in clearing the approaches to Okinawa, and remained in those waters until the fall of 1945, returning to San Pedro, Calif., 20 September 1945, 15 months to the day from the time she left.


Redesignated Gull (AMS-16) 18 February 1947, she returned to the western Pacific in the autumn of 1947, via Pearl Harbor, and conducted peacetime training until putting in at Chinampo, Korea, 2 November 1950 to support United Nations forces by sweeping mines in those wintry waters. Gull remained off Chinampo for more than a month and through her untiring efforts the approaches to that port were cleared, allowing an evacuation accomplished without loss of life. For this hazardous duty Gull was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation.


On 1 August 1954 Gull was redesignated AMCU-46 and underwent conversion at Yokosuka, Japan.


Redesignated again as MHC-46 on 7 February 1955, she returned to Long Beach, Calif., in May 1955, and subsequently conducted peacetime training duty out of southern California ports until 14 January 1958. Decommissioned at San Diego that date, she was disposed of in March 1959.


USS Gull was awarded two battle stars for World War II service and nine battle stars and the Navy Unit Commendation for Korean service.






From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Keywords: MINESWEEPER, CHINAMPO,







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