Presidential Unit Citation Purple Heart
Combat Action Korean Campaign United Nations Navy Occupation Nat'l Defense Korean War Medal American Defense
3 Inch on the Bow Twin 40 mm - Starboard side Twin 20 mm -Starboard side
Earl (Rick) Richard YNSN (below at age 19)
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Photos of Rick Richard taken on board the USS Pirate.
Relaxing for the afternoon On a small ship we shared the duties
Some Photos of other crew members.
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LTjg Henry Davies XO on the Pirate
Henry Davies retired as a Captain
Captain Harry Davies (2005)
YN2 Dave Schoonen (1950) SN Tony Donatelli (1950)
Tony Donatelli (1999) SN Art Marden (2001) ET2 Herm Sloan (2001)
(Herm Sloan retired as a Lieutenant)
(Herm Passed away in 2004)
Below photo shows three Pirate Crew members meeting at a Naval Mine Warfare Convention in Buffalo NY 9/2001
Rick Richard, Art Marden and Herm Sloan
Below is a photo of the Japanese yen used in the 1950's
Front side Back Side
Below is a copy of the Military Payment Certificate used during the 1950's
Front of Certificate Chart shows Exchange Rate Dollar to Yen
Back of Certificate
Below photo shows the explosion from a depth charge estimated to be 600 lbs of TNT
The Russian made mine that struck the Pirate was estimated to have 1200 lbs of TNT according to reports I received.
The below photos were submitted by Navy Frogman Phil Carrico who was in Wanson harbor at that time.
Check his entry in the "Guestbook" for more information on what these Frogmen saw that day
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