Category Archives: Size 5 Oropesa

Mine Division – 33 – Homeported in Sasebo, Japan 1958 – 1966

Since the Korean War when the Boat Division of COMinRon Three was formed in Sasebo, Japan in 1950 this Division started with two 40′ motor launches from the USS Boxer, and a fourteen 36′ LCVP’s delivered to the Chinnampo sweep by the USS … Continue reading

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Little Sweeps Clear Way For Big Ships – All Hands Magazine – November 1952

Little Sweeps Clear Way For Big Ships W.J Miller QMC USN, a writer for the USN All Hands Magazine wrote a nice 6 page story on the AMS minesweepers (136″) and the CoMinRon 3 Boat Division sweepers (36′) - Which were later … Continue reading

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Men Of The Mine Sweepers – Nov 10,1951 – Colliers Magazine

“Men Of The Mine Sweepers Colliers 1951 Charlotte Knight, Colliers War Correspondent, produced a nice article (attached) on AMS operations of COMINDIV Three in Korea during a fall 1951 visit to these minesweepers. These were primarily YMS designs of WWII that … Continue reading

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The Small Boat Navy – USN Film 1968

JungleRiverSwampNavyVietnamWarOFFICIALFULLUSNavyDocumentary Three minute introduction only. WP limits videos to 32mB This movie, The Small Boat Navy, was sent to me by a shipmate in 2013. It appears to be a very well done documentary, post 1968, regarding Vietnam Naval Coastal Surveillance … Continue reading

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Boat Minesweeping Unit – Bizerte, Tunisia – Summer 1944

Six young USN reserve officers and one hundred young sailors gathered at a boat dock in Bizerte, Tunisia in early summer of 1944. They were told they were going to learn to sweep German mines with shallow draft 36′ boats designated as Landing … Continue reading

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