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Mine Warfare Patches, MSO MSC MCM MCS MINRON MINDIV MOMAG

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


High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

 

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941

 

 

 

" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

 

Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell

 

 

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw

 

 

" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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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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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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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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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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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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Great group of patches and even more interesting discussion.


 

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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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