USS Linnet (AMS-24)


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Entry: 78854
Subject: PHOTO OF LINNETT , #24

Frank Henderson wrote on May 8, 2011


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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: If anyone wants to see a vintage side view of the Linnett, check via Google or a similar search engine and look for 'Mineman Memories' by Jorgen Strange Lorenzen.

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Entry: 72323
Subject: FORMER SAILOR CAM ESKRIDGE

Toye Eskridge wrote on November 12, 2009


City and State: RALEIGH NC

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Campbell Eskridge, served on the Linnet back in the early 1950s. He passed in 1999. But i found this web site today and decided to post and see if anybody remembers him. If you would like to share, you can email me.
Thank you.

Keywords: Linnet



Entry: 70997
Subject: GENERAL INQUIRY

Frank Henderson wrote on July 23, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: MSCO-24, ETR-5

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Does anyone know the current location and status of Donald R. Glasscock, Lt. from Sanford Fla.? I believe was the LAST skipper of the USS Linnett before she was scrapped in 1968.
I think he went to Vietnam to serve Swift Boat duty in 1968 or so. I bring this question up because as the last skipper he may have more information for you all about the last days of the Linnett.

BTW-- I only managed to send several guys a 1960's picture of the Linnett before my PC got invaded by a virus and wiped out all my stored photo. If I can find the original photo I will send it electronically to the others that asked.

Keywords: MSCO-24. Linnett



Entry: 68973
Subject: COAST GUARD RESERVE

Wayne Harrison wrote on February 4, 2009


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Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: I was an Engineman second class aboard the USS Linnett on weekends with the USCG Reserve when she was stationed at the Phila Navy Yard from 1959 to 1962.

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Entry: 68610
Subject: SPENT A LOT OF TIME ON THE LINNET

Andy Carr JR. wrote on January 9, 2009

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City and State: MACUNGIE PA

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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Back in 58 I was at the N and M STATION in Folsom Pa, They were looking for personal to spend the weekend on the USS Linnet MCSO 24, We traveled by an old Navy bus to Atlantic City CG Base. I was a Fireman at the time and about two hours in her engine room I was sick as a dog. A old Chief told me to go up in the wheel house , he told me to take the helm, As a young kid It was the biggest steering wheel I have ever seen, I was told i was to learn to be a Helmsman. That night we spent the night in Cap May,N J and sunday on to Philly Naval yard.
I was asked if I wanted to do it again the next time , Next month Eddy Tearsha and I were on the Linnet every time she sailed over the next year, Then I went to Boot camp , Went Active duty in 9/60 on the USS Wasp CVS 18,A 3rd Class Bos'n seen my record on the linnet and took me to the deck gangs quarters.After getting squared away he took me to the bridge and said your going to be spending a lot of time up here . Because of the Crew of the Linnet during those years I learn how to be a Good Sailor. They where the greatest bunch of guys, My hats off to them, I learned a lot. After the Navy I sailed for the Sun oil co. as a AB. and helmsman . To this day I wear a ball cap with the USS Linnet MSCO 24 and USS WASP on it with my Bos'n Anchors on it. I can say I'm proud of that little wood ship and crew i meet some 50 years ago.( have to think about the other ships I was on, but the Linnet and the Wasp are the best years of my life)
Andy Carr

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Entry: 67221
Subject: USS LINNET PICTURE

Frank Henderson wrote on September 16, 2008

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: If anyone wants a FULL side-view picture of the Linnet, taken in the AC Marina, please contact me through this site and I will forward one to your email address electronically .
The picture is a snap shot and the color is a bit washed out, but you can probably digitally manipulate it to improve the shading.

Keywords: MSCO-24 Linnet photo



Entry: 65948
Subject: SWAM OFF OF HER WHEN DOCKED IN ATLANTIC CITY

Bill Fithian wrote on June 6, 2008


City and State: MYERSTOWN PA

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Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: As a kid stayed in a home every summer directly across from where AMS 24 was docked. We would swin over and dive off of it. What a blast!! The guys on board were great, my day would sometimes bring some beverages to the guys by boat. Good Times

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Entry: 52626
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Doug Duncan wrote on August 14, 2005

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Unit: NAVAL RESERVE TRAINING CENTER

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: i was stationed aboard the linnett from about 1965-1967, when it was a reserve training ship,located in atlantic city, n. j., at the coast guard pier. it had maybe 9 men aboard, a skelton crew, with a ensign in charge. nothing to do with a war...

Keywords: sfm2



Entry: 48867
Subject: YMS DATA

Jon Holford wrote on February 12, 2005


City and State: CORK

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Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am researching WW2 YMS classes. Particular interst in (a) Construction detail, (b) Lines or offsets and disposition of crew berthing. Plans show two officers' cabins (i single for CO and 1 double) by rosters show 4 or 5 officers. No separate accom shown on plans for CPOs although complement was 4 CPOs and most rosters show 1 or 2 Chiefs.
Regards
Jon Holford, ex RN mineswiper

Keywords: YMS and BYMS



Entry: 26748
Subject: STAN NOGIA

Gene Hink wrote on July 5, 2002


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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Any crew member of the Uss Linnett from
1948 to 1952 get online and let me hear from you! :)

Keywords: USS Linnett



Entry: 23294
Subject: USS LINNETT

Thoms Modestowicz wrote on February 19, 2002

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City and State: MILLVILLE NJ

Unit: USCG ATLANTIC CITY LBS

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Was stationed at Atlantic City lifeboat sta.60 to63 uss Linnett was stationed there at that time was just wondering what ever happned to her thank you. Tom

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Entry: 5517
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

Comments: THIS SHIP DID NOT SERVE IN THE KOREAN WAR ZONE.


USS LINNET (AMS-24)


The linnet is a small songbird of the finch family found in Europe, Africa and Asia.


(YMS-395: dp. 270; 1. 136'; b. 24'6";"; dr. 8'; s. 15 k.; cpl. 32; a. 1 3", 2 20mm., 2 .50 cal, mg., 2 .30 cal. mg, 2 dcp., 2 dct.; cl. YMS-1.)


“...performed experiments and exercises in all phases of mine warfare...”


YMS-395 was laid down by Harbor Boat Building on 11 July 1942; launched 15 July 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Ruth Oliver; and commissioned 20 November 1943, Lt. William V. Byrd in command.


YMS-395 was renamed Linnet (AMS-24) on 18 February 1947, and later that month was assigned to the Mine Warfare School, Yorktown, Va. From 1947 until 1957 Linnet operated along the west coast and performed experiments and exercises in all phases of mine warfare. She was reclassified MSC(O)-24 on 7 February 1955 and decommissioned at Philadelphia 13 September 1957.


Placed out of service, Linnet was struck from the Navy list 1 October 1968 for disposal.

Keywords: MINESWEEPER, MINE WARFARE SCHOOL, WEST COAST







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