USS Partridge (AMS-31)


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Legacy Messages - 1995-1999








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Entry: 85205
Subject: OLD SHIPMATE OF MINRON 3

John L. Winton wrote on January 13, 2013

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City and State:

Unit: MINE SQUADRON 3 MINRON 3

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served aboard the AMS-40 with Theodore Baskerville
Pringle,just Ted my buddy, for almost two years during
sweeping operations with MINRON 3 all over Japan after
WWII. I was in the area on a different ship when the 31
boat sank near Wonsan.
Ted and I spent many hours manning the wheelhouse
during sweeping operations,and special sea detail as
well, near Kobe, the Inland Sea, including the
Shimonosaki Straights.
Ted was a good and brave sailor and friend, and has
never left my mind even though many years have passed.
We were about 18-19 yrs of age then.
The ships Captain was Lt O'Shaunessy. I can see the
others in my mind but unfortunately cannot recall their
names.

Keywords: Operated with the Partridge(AMS 31), on her sister ship
Chatterer (AMS 40), during the Japanese Occupation (1947
to 1950)



Entry: 75695
Subject: PICTURE

James Barrington wrote on August 4, 2010


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for a picture of good quality of my uncle Bruce O'Dean Barrington who was exec. officer at the time of the sinking. Many years ago I recall apicture of him being rescued by another ship. He was being hauled in by a large hook attached to his life vest.

Keywords: USS Partridge Korean War Wonson area



Entry: 70242
Subject: CREW OF THE USS PARTRIDGE

Shirlene Washburn wrote on May 20, 2009

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City and State: OPELIKA AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am the sister of Robert Cody Fuller, Jr. He served on the USS Partridge, but had been relieved of duty a few weeks before the Partridge was hit. I think he was a Lt. at the time, I am not sure. I was under the impression that he was the the Captain. He is still living, but in bad health, so I can't get much information from him. I was only 12 at the time and my memory of the events is not very clear. I do know that he received the Silver Star for the rescue of a sister ship's crew.
Would love any information.
Thanks

Keywords: USS Partridge



Entry: 61978
Subject: SINKING OF USS PARTRIDGE

Kenneth Robison wrote on August 16, 2007


City and State: IRMO SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I have a photo that my Grandfather, Harold J. Robison, U.S.N. (Serving aboard the minesweeper USS OSPREY I believe), took when the U.S.S. Partridge Struck a Mine. I found the picture the other day and will have to ask him for details. It was taken from near the front of his ship and shows the water rising in the air from explosion of the mine. As I said he may have more details if someone is interested.

Keywords: USS Partridge, Sinking, USS Osprey



Entry: 50123
Subject:

Bill Whitfield wrote on April 11, 2005

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City and State: WINSTON SALEN NC

Unit: MINE RON 3 AND MOLALA ATF 103

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I WAS THERE WHEN THE PLEDGE WENT DOWN. AFTER ALL THES YEARS THINGS GET FUZZY CAN;T REMEMBER ALL.BUT I WAS THERE SWEEPING MINES .GOT SHOT AT FROM THE BEACH.4MEN IN OPEN LCVP MINE SWEEP BOAT .COLD I MEAN COLD.WOULD LKE TO HERE FROM ANY ONE WHO WAS THERE
BILL WHITFIELD

Keywords: I WAS IN MINE RON 3 SMALL BOAT DIV. I WAS IN KOREA 1950/51 SWEEPING MINES



Entry: 49685
Subject: USS PARTRIDGE AMS-31

Kim Callahan wrote on March 22, 2005

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City and State: VERMILLION SD

Unit: NA

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm searching for anyone whom may have information regarding my Uncle, Steve "Shorty" Hoschler QM1, who was killed on Feb. 2, 1951 while serving on board the USS Partridge AMS-31.

I do not know if there are any surviving members left or if they ever hold reunions.

He was in the water for 40 minutes before being brought on board the USS Comstock where he later died.

Last surviving member I spoke with was a Bob Moore of Estell Manor, N.J. about five years ago.

Would appreicate it if anyone has any information. My uncle was killed three years before I was born.

He is buried in the Catholic Cemetary in Akron, Iowa.

Thanks to anyone who may be able to contribute some information.

Sincerely:

Kim Callahan

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Entry: 27931
Subject: MY FATHER SURVIVED PARTRIGE SINKING.

Jim Amico wrote on August 30, 2002

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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father is Sal Amico. I still talk to him weekly. He was on the Partridge when it hit the mine. He told me he still remembers the bow of the ship lifting in the air and people diving into the cold waters.
If anyone has a decent picture(s) of the PARTRIDGE, can you contact me? I'd like to have a picture reproduced on a 11x14 and give it to him. He misses his shipmates. Thanks, son Jim Amico.

Keywords: Does anyone know Sal Amico?



Entry: 15988
Subject: MINRON 3

Robert Moore wrote on April 17, 2001


City and State:

Unit: MINRON 3, USS PARTRIDGE, AMS 31

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: MINRON 3,USS Partridge, AMS 31
March,1950 to March 1951

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Entry: 13001
Subject: REASCH

Caleb Whaet wrote on November 15, 2000

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

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Entry: 5098
Subject: SHIP'S HISTORY - KOREAN WAR SERVICE

Craig Rothhammer wrote on November 18, 1999

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City and State: LA CRESCENTA CA

Unit: USS GRASP (ARS-24) USS BOLSTER (ARS-38)

Service or Relationship: Navy

Comments:


USS PARTRIDGE (AMS-31)


Any of various gallinaceous birds, such as the ruffed grouse or bob-white quail, found in North America.


(YMS-437: dp. 350; 1. 136'; b. 24'6"; dr. 6'1"; s. 12 k.; cpl. 50; a. 1 3", 2 20mm, cl. YMS-156)


“...the little minesweeper struck a mine and sank...”


The second Partridge was laid down as YMS-437 on 3 October 1944 by J. M. Martinac Corp., Tacoma, Wash. launched 22 April 1945, and commissioned 25 July 1945 Lt. (j.g.) Gilbert Q. McKinley, USNR, in command.


Upon fitting out, YMS-437 reported to the Pacific Fleet for duty on 16 August. Assigned to the First Fleet, YMS-437 conducted operations in the Hawaiian Islands area and along the West Coast.


She was reclassified and named Partridge (AM-31) 18 February 1947.


In late 1950, Partridge joined
the U.S. forces in Korea. Ordered to assist in clearing Wonsan Harbor of mines the little minesweeper struck a mine and sank 2 February 1951.


She was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 27 February.




From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Keywords: MINESWEEPER, WONSAN,







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