USS Hummer (AMS-20)


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Entry: 28314
Subject: LOOKING FOR CREW MEMBERS

Tom Rottman wrote on September 17, 2002

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Comments: My father was a crew member during the Korean war. Would like to get a muster list of crew members during Korean time period. Also would like to hear from anyone remembering my father, Dale Rottman.

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Jean Clark wrote on March 27, 2002

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: long beach ca 1952

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Entry: 5508
Subject: SHIP'S HISTORY - KOREAN WAR SERVICE

Craig Rothhammer wrote on December 8, 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

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Although recommissioned for the Korean War, this ship did not serve in the war zone during the hostilities.


USS HUMMER (AMS-20)
A hummingbird.


(YMS-372: dp. 215; l. 136'; b. 24'6"; dr. 6'; s. 13 k.; cpl. 50; a. 1 3")


“...to help support the United Nations commitment to containing aggression in Korea.”


Hummer (YMS-372) was launched as YMS-372, 23 December 1943 by Weaver Shipyards, Orange, Tex.; and commissioned 28 March 1944. She was named Hummer and reclassified AMS-20 on 17 February 1947.


After shakedown and operational training in early 1945, Hummer departed the United States to sweep mines and to patrol between Okinawa and Japan from 29 June to 31 July.


With the cessation of hostilities, the ship swept mines on the coasts of Japan and Korea until 21 February 1946 when she departed for the Western Seaboard. Hummer decommissioned 23 June and joined the Pacific Reserve Fleet.


She recommissioned 3 November 1950 to help support the United Nations commitment to containing aggression in Korea. Her training and readiness activities centered on the West Coast between San Diego and San Francisco until 13 November 1953 when she again decommissioned at Long Beach. Reclassified MSC(O)-20, 17 February 1955 [Correction: 7 February 1955], the ship was transferred to the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force 29 January 1959, serving as Ninoshima.


USS Hummer received three battle stars for her service World War II.



From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Keywords: MINESWEEPER, TRAINING SHIP,







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