Presidential Unit Citation Purple Heart
Combat Action Korean Campaign United Nations Navy Occupation Nat'l Defense Korean War Medal American Defense
The purpose of this site is to make available some history about the Minesweeper, USS Pirate AM-275 during it's two tours of duty during WWII and Korea. Available are some characteristics of the Pirate, Specifications, where and when built, etc.
You will see Additional Photos onboard the Pirate and photos of the 2ndCommissioning at the Naval Shipyard ,Yokosuka Japan on August 14, 1950. Available is a Map of Koreaa showing the area where the Pirate went down, and actual Photos of the Pirate as it struck the mine and sank in approximately 4 minutes . You can view the roster of the Korean Tour as well as WWII Tour Also available are some addtional photos ofWWII crew members and Photos of This web designer Information is made available from News clippings ccollected by the sites designer and will include information from Government records, as well as information and photos received from other crewmembers.
To all who visit this web site- I would appreciate having you sign my "GUESTBOOK" below
When you open the "GUESTBOOK", If you were a crewmember on board the Pirate in Wanson Harbor Korea, please give a bit of information on what you remember about the sinking incident
as well as your duty station on board at that time.