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#1 Bearmon

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 12:53 PM

How about some Mine warfare associated patches lets get another good reference thread going here.

First Up Mine Squadron 11 Detachment A from Vietnam

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 12:54 PM

Mine Division 112 Another Vietnam Era Patch

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 12:55 PM

USS Loyalty MSO 457

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 12:58 PM

USS Whippoorwill MSC 207

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 12:59 PM

USS Peacock MSC 198

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 01:00 PM

USS Ozark MCS 2

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 01:02 PM

USS Epping Forest MCS 7

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 01:03 PM

USS Pledge MSO 492

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 01:05 PM

USS Inflict MSO 456

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 01:07 PM

USS Frigate Bird MSC 191

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 01:08 PM

USS Ability MSO 519

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 01:12 PM

USS Peregrine EMSF 373  (Experimental Fleet Mine Sweeper)

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 01:13 PM

USS Dash MSO 428

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 01:16 PM

USS Embattle MSO 43IMGP6219 (2).jpg 4 metal plaque

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:17 PM

Nice looking patches.I think their motto is 'Iron Men Wooden Boats'?



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 07:35 PM

Cool!The Minesweepers are neat boats.I've a few examples in my collection but never was able to find many original pieces.



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 09:07 PM

Had a friend whoes Dad was a QM1 on the Epping Forest.  Interesting ship as it started life as an LSD 



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 10:25 PM

Nice looking patches.I think their motto is 'Iron Men Wooden Boats'?

That's right. When I was a BM3 in the USNR back in the early 70's, lots of us in my unit pulled Active Duty for Training on minesweepers. I spent 2 wonderful weeks on Peacock (see patch above). Another saying about mine sweepers you'll hear in the Navy is that "every ship in the Navy can be a minesweeper.... once". Oh yea, nothing like being rocked to sleep on a wooden hull sweep tied to the pier!



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 12:04 PM

I've heard, "Wooden Ships and Iron Men", and "Where the fleet goes, We've already Been". Had a buddy whose first ship was a mine sweep. Two weeks after he got out of boot camp, they were on their way to Viet Nam when the ship caught fire over the Marianas Trench and sank. He thinks they were in the water 12 hours before being picked up. "Welcome to the Navy Lad". He retired as MACM at 32 years.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 04:03 AM

I've heard, "Wooden Ships and Iron Men", and "Where the fleet goes, We've already Been". Had a buddy whose first ship was a mine sweep. Two weeks after he got out of boot camp, they were on their way to Viet Nam when the ship caught fire over the Marianas Trench and sank. He thinks they were in the water 12 hours before being picked up. "Welcome to the Navy Lad". He retired as MACM at 32 years.

Yep, we heard about that incident. On board ship the fire drill was "get over the side & in the water", cuz them babies were supposed to burn like crazy.

I don't know if jumping in the water was SOP or not, but I never went thru a fire drill while on a sweep.



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 04:29 AM

My buddy didn't jump, BM1 picked him up and tossed him over the side. Buddy had no idea what was happening, just heard bell ringing and someone yelling "Fire". Said he was still holding a paint scraper in his hand when he came to the surface. My buddy grew up in Iowa, boot camp in Great Lakes then two weeks is getting tossed over the side in the Pacific. "It's Not Just A Job"!

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 06:06 AM

Great group of patches and even more interesting discussion.

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 06:36 PM

Not her patch, but her plaque.....

 

USS ADVANCE (MSO-510)  1958-1970

 

Painted ceramic on Philippine mahogany.  ADVANCE was a veteran of special ops, salvage and market time patrols earning five battle stars in the Vietnam War.

 

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 03:43 PM

Just received this one today, nice design

USS Detector MSO 429

 

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 01:29 PM

USS Fearless MSO 442
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