USS Jubilant (AM-255)


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Entry: 66459
Subject: USS JUBILANT AM 255 AND MY GRANDPA

Regina DeFazio wrote on July 12, 2008

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Grandfather's name was Richard (Dick) Patton and he served on the USS Jubilant AM 255 out of Charleston during the Korean War. I am looking for contacts or anyone who may have served with him on that ship. I am writing a book using the letters that he wrote home during that time. Any information would be helpful, even if you don't recognize his name. Thanks.

Regina

Keywords: Jubilant AM 255, Korean War Minesweepers



Entry: 58142
Subject: PERSONS ON USS JUBILANT

Lorn Larson wrote on July 18, 2006


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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for anyone who served on the USS Jubilant AM255 during WWII. My name is Lorn Larson, please let me hear from some of my ole buddies.

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Entry: 26705
Subject: CURRENT WHEREABOUTS OF JUBILANT 255

Frank Lehnerz wrote on July 3, 2002

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Comments: Searching the web for information and fount this site.
The current whereabouts of the Jubilant 255 is just outside of Veracruz, Mexico in about 90' of water.
The ship (Riva Palacio C-50) was prepared and sank as an artificial reef project in August of 2001. Veracruz has a national underwater park system of over 52,000 hectacres.
If anyone is interested in additional information, please contact me. I have some still pictures of the vessel in port and also there is a video available of the preparation and sinking of the ship.
I am a diver living in Veracruz and got to be one of the first to dive her last year.
We last visited her a few weeks ago and the marine growth in such a short time is nothing short of amazing.
This has been one of the most sucessfull artifical reef projects to date.
Just wanted to let everyone know that the ship is still serving in its own way.

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Entry: 5514
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 commissioned for Korean War service, this ship did not serve in the Korean war zone.


USS JUBILANT (AM-255)


Shouting with joy; exulting.


(AM-255: dp. 530; 1. 184'6"; b. 33'; dr. 9'9"; s. 15 k.; cpl. 105; a. 1 3", 2 40mm., 6 20mm., 2 dcp., 2 dct.; cl. Admirable)


“...along the Atlantic coast up to the Chesapeake Bay...”


Jubilant (AM-255) was lunched 20 February 1943 by American Shipbuilding Co., Lorain, Ohio; sponsored by Mrs. C. D. Bishop; and commissioned 27 August, Lt. (j.g.) W. P. Sprunt in command.


In order to bolster the fleet during the Korean conflict, Jubilant recommissioned 11 May 1951. Departing 24 May, she steamed to Charleston, S.C., to join Mine Squadron 8, Atlantic Fleet, 29 May For more than 2 years Jubilant operated out of Charleston along the Atlantic coast up to the Chesapeake Bay. She cleared Charleston 19 February 1954 and returned to Orange the 28th. Jubilant decommissioned 27 April and entered the Atlantic Reserve Fleet. She was redesignated MSF-255 on 7 February 1955. Subsequently, Jubilant was stricken from the Navy List 1 May 1962. At present she serves the Mexican Navy as DM-01 (D-1).


From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Keywords: MINESWEEPER, ADMIRABLE CLASS, RESERVE FLEET, ATLANTIC FLEET,







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