Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES
Noel Angell wrote on July 11, 2009
City and State: PERTH
Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran
Comments: I am Hoping to contact soem of my father-in-laws past shipmates. His name is Joe Baker and he now lives in Western Australia, I am married to his daughter. He turns 90 next Saturday (17 July 2009) and would love to put him in contact with his war time friends just to say hello. Awaiting your response.
Keywords: Shipmates from USS Lark
Subject: ROBERT NAGLEE PALMER - USS LARK, IN SAMOA AROUND 1940
Wendy Palmer wrote on August 30, 2001
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City and State:
Service or Relationship: -
Just taking the chance that someone might have know my grandfather, Robert Naglee Palmer, of Sandstone, Minnesota... He was medically discharged from the Navy only after a few years with diabetes...and died shortly after as a very young man. What he did not know is that he had a son, who is named after him (my dad), with a Samoan lady (my grandmother). My sisters and I have done some research and were able to recover a discharge picture of him; but that is as far as we got... ANY INFORMATION ANYONE HAS WOULD BE APPRECIATED. It's just sad that he died so young..and never knew he had a son.... Sad for all of us....
Thank you, Wendy
Keywords: USS LARK, IN AMERICAN SAMOA, 1940
Subject: LARK WW2 MINESWEEPER
Noel Angell wrote on June 12, 2001
City and State: PERTH WA
Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran
Comments: my father in law served on the Lark ww11 he is 84 years old and has lived in australia since the war. He is hoping to hear from other crewmen, he was a gunners mate
Keywords: Looking for crewmen
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
Although in commission during the Korean war, this ship never served in the Korean war zone.
USS LARK (AMS-23)
YMS - 376: dp. 270; l. 136'; b. 25', dr. 8'; s. 15 k.;cpl. 32;a.13",220mm.,2dct.,1dcp.
“...type and readiness training along the California coast...”
YMS-376 was laid down by Greenport Basin and Construction Co., Greenport, Long Island, N.Y., 5 January 1943; launched 13 March 1943; and commissioned at New York City 10 August 1943, Lt. (jg) J. O. Wilson in command.
While in reserve at San Diego, she was named Lark and reclassifled AMS-23 on 17 February 1947.
After the outbreak of Communist armed aggression against the Republic of' South Korea in the summer of' 1950, Lark recommissioned at Alameda, Calif., 8 November 1950, Lt. (jg.) E. W. Anderson in command. Assigned to MinRon 5, she arrived San Diego 26 November and began minesweeping,.ASW, and Naval Reserve training. She changed her homeport to Long Beach 11 January 1951, and during the next year and a half continued type and readiness training along the California coast from Long Beach to San Francisco.
Lark departed Long Beach 6 July 1952 and, after touching at San Francisco, arrived Astoria, Oreg., 29 July. She served there until 13 November 1953 when she decommissioned and entered the Pacific Reserve Fleet. She was reclassifled MSC(0)-23 on 7 February 1955. She was transferred to Japan 14 February 1955 under the Military Assistance Program, serving the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force as Ninoshima (MSC262) until struck in 1967.
YMS-376 received three battle stars for World War II service.
From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
Keywords: MINESWEEPER, MINRON 5, TRAINING SHIP, WEST COAST, NAVAL RESERVE,