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Views of Pirate Striking Mine and Sinking

AM-275 Pirate

Click on thumbnail image to see enlarged image of the loss of Pirate on 12 October 1950 off Sin-Do Island, Wonson Harbor, Pusan, Korea. Pirate sank in approximately 4 to 5 minutes.

Photos were Contributed by Earl (Rick) Richard, Pirate crewmember and survivor of the sinking.
The photos were taken by a G.D. Carpenter SN, USN a crewmember of USS Redbird (AMS-34), and given to Mr. Richard by Joe Schrieber, Historian for the Naval Mine Warfare Association.

All Times are Approximate
1201 Pirate strikes mine
1202 Pirate lists to port
1203 Pirate lists to starboard
1204 Pirate lists to port and capsizes
1205 Pirate sinks
1230 to 1530 Edicott (DMS-35) lifeboats
pick up 170 survivors from sinking of
Pirate and Pledge

Survivors Story

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