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USS PURSUIT (AGS-17) Converted Auk class minesweeper (AM-108) In service from 1943-1960. PURSUIT earned 8 battle stars for World War II service (as AM-108)



Recommissioned 15 February 1950, Pursuit left Texas and proceeded off Labrador and Greenland as part of Hydrographic Survey Group 2. For the next three years she spent the winter survey season operating in the Caribbean, and the summer months in the northern latitudes off Labrador and Greenland. Reclassified AGS–17, 15 August 1951, Pursuit continued that employment schedule until mid-1954 when she set course for İskenderun, Turkey, 6 October, returning to Norfolk, Virginia, 23 March 1955. On 15 July she was underway for a survey and resupply mission along the Arctic "DEW Line". Having sounded previously uncharted waters both above and below the Arctic Circle, she returned to the east coast, at New York, 10 October.


During 1956, 1957, and 1958 Pursuit again conducted hydrographic and oceanographic surveys off the coast of Turkey. On her return she resumed surveys in the Caribbean. Reassigned to the Pacific in 1960, Pursuit departed New York on 15 February for Pearl Harbor, arriving 14 April. She operated in Hawaiian waters until May when she sailed for Long Beach, California. Mooring there 9 May, she began inactivation and decommissioned 30 June 1960. Her name was struck from the Navy List on 1 July 1960.



Gemsco 1950's


AGS-17 USS PURSUIT Gemsco 001.jpg

AGS-17 USS PURSUIT 002.jpg

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USS NEWMAN K PERRY (DD-883) Gearing class in service 1945 to 1981

 

Gemsco DD-883 version, she was reclassified as a radar picket destroyer (DDR) from 1950 to 1965

DD 883 USS N K PERRY Gemsco 003.jpg

DD 883 USS N K PERRY Gemsco 004.jpg

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USS NEWMAN K PERRY (DD-883) Gearing class in service 1945 to 1981

 

Gemsco DD & DDR versions, she was reclassified as a radar picket destroyer (DDR) from 1950 to 1965

DD 883 USS N K PERRY Gemsco 002.jpg

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MARINE DETACHMENT - Protecting the Poseidon ballistic missiles and their nuclear warheads (note the Submarine Dolphins on the top of the patch)



USS CANOPUS (AS-34) Submarine Tender in service 1965 to 1994. Gemsco 1970's, Poseidon's were introduced to replace the Polaris missiles in 1972


Gemsco USMC USS CANOPUS AS 34 Marine Detachment 001.jpg

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NAS NEW ORLEANS - Naval Air Station New Orleans, Gemsco version 1960's

 

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USS FURSE (DDR-882) Gearing class in service 1945 to 1972.  Built and commissioned as a DD, she was reclassified as a DDR radar picket destroyer in 1949 until her FRAM conversion back to a (DD) destroyer in 1963.

 

Gemsco DDR Radar Picket patch circa 1950's

 

DD_882_DDR_882_USS_FURSE_000_Gemsco.jpg

 

DD 882 DDR 882 USS FURSE 003 Gemsco.jpg

 

DD_882_DDR_882_USS_FURSE_004_Gemsco.jpg

 

 

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USS RAY (SSN-653) Sturgeon class nuclear attack submarine in service 1967 to 1993

 

Gemsco version 1960's

 

653 SSN 653 USS STURGEON Gemsco 001.jpg

 

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USS JOHNSTON (DD-821) Gearing class destroyer in service 1946 to 1981

 

DD 821 USS JOHNSTON Gemsco 001.jpg

 

DD 821 USS JOHNSTON Gemsco 002.jpg

 

DD 821 USS JOHNSTON Gemsco 003.jpg

 

 

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USS NEREUS (AS-17) Fulton class submarine tender in service 1945 to 1971

 

AS 17 USS NEREUS GEMSCO 001.jpg

 

1966 GEMSCO with a 1950's GEMSCO version

 

AS 17 USS NEREUS GEMSCO 002.jpg

 

 

 

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United States First Fleet, U.S. Navy

 

1ST FIRST FLEET 003 Gemsco.jpg

 

(The patch on the right below)

 

1ST FIRST FLEET 001.jpg

 

1ST FIRST FLEET 002.jpg

 

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