USS Hornbill (AMS-19)


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Entry: 74511
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD SHIPMATES FROM 1953

Bob Buchanan SR. wrote on April 27, 2010


City and State: KERRVILLE TE

Unit: MINE PAC WEST COAST

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I got out in 1954 and went back to finish up
my Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering degree.
Worked in California until 1994 then headed back
to Kerrville, TX to retire.

Keywords:
Buck Buchanan would like to contact anyone
from the Hornbill that made the trip from
Long Beach, CA to Charleston, SC.



Entry: 74510
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD SHIPMATES FROM 1953

Bob Buchanan SR. wrote on April 27, 2010


City and State: KERRVILLE TE

Unit: MINE PAC WEST COAST

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I got out in 1954 and went back to finish up
my Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering degree.
Worked in California until 1994 then headed back
to Kerrville, TX to retire.

Keywords:
Buck Buchanan would like to contact anyone
from the Hornbill that made the trip from
Long Beach, CA to Charleston, SC.



Entry: 71838
Subject: HORNBILL (WILLIE K. PALMER)

Vicky Palmer wrote on October 3, 2009


City and State: PINOLA MS

Unit: 51-540

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Hi, My father has passed away, but I would like to find anyone who may have served with him and could tell me anything about that time with him.. Thank you so much,
Vicky Palmer

Keywords: Willie King Palmer (Bill or BillY0 U.S. Naval Training Center, San Diego 33, Calif. Company 51-540
Service Number 420 18 08 Ord. Seaman, 7-48.040
National defense service medal, korean service medal's, united nations service medal. Served on USS hornbill ams-19 Entered service 5-29-51 dischared 5-19-55.



Entry: 44618
Subject: CREW MEMBER

Robert L. Vaughan wrote on July 18, 2004

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City and State: SPRINGDALE AR

Unit: USS HORNBILL

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I WAS AN ELECTRICIAN

Keywords: JUST CALLED ME VAUGHAN



Entry: 25284
Subject: LOOKING FOR EX-SHIPMATES FROM 1953

Robert L. (Bob) Buchanan wrote on May 7, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: KERRVILLE TX

Unit: MINESQUADRON

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 5507
Subject: SHIP'S HISTORY - KOREAN WAR SERVICE

Craig Rothhammer wrote on December 8, 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: This ship did not serve in the Korean War zone during the hostilities.


USS HORNBILL (AMS-19)


A large bulky bird, noted for the enormous size of the bill. Their flight is slow and heavy, and their plumage is chiefly black and white.


(YMS-371: dp. 270; 1. 136'; b. 25'; s. 15 k.)


“...training ship on the West Coast and at Pearl Harbor until 1953...”


The second Hornbill (YMS-371) was launched as YMS-371, 27 November 1943 by Weaver Shipyards, Orange, Tex.; and commissioned 29 February 1944, Lt. J. L. Grace in command.
After her commissioning, YMS-371 participated in operations in the Gulf of Mexico until the summer of 1945, when she transited the Panama Canal en route to Okinawa, where she arrived 5 July to begin minesweeping operations. On 17 August, departed Okinawa for Japan to sweep mines in Tokyo Bay, around the island of Honshu and in the naval base of Sasebo. On 16 Feb wary 1946, she ended her occupation duties and sailed for San Pedro, Calif., arriving 4 April. On 7 February 1947, YMS-371 was named Hornbill and reclassified AMS-19.


Hornbill served as a training ship on the West Coast and at Pearl Harbor until 1953, when she commenced duty with the U.S. Naval Schools of Mine Warfare, Yorktown, Va. Reclassified MSC(O)-19 on 17 February 1955, Hornbill decommissioned September 1957. She was struck from the Naval Register 1 November 1959, and sold 30 June 1960.


USS Hornbill earned two battle stars for her service in World War II.





From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Keywords: MINESWEEPER, TRAINING SHIP, MINE WARFARE SCHOOL







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