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|USS Illusive (AM 448)|
|114k||Plank owners certificate||John S. Fosberg|
|USS Illusive (MSO 448)|
|27k||-||102 Minesweeper Web Site
Cape (MSI 2) outboard of Illusive at San Francisco, CA.
|USS Cape (MSI 2) Web Site|
|617k||Ocean minesweepers of Mine Division 73 steam together in Pacific. Top to Bottom: Illusive, Conquest (MSO 488), Esteem (MSO 438), Gallant (MSO 489) and Pledge (MSO 492). The sweepers are working out of their home port at Long Beach, CA.
U.S. Navy photo from the August 1965 edition of All Hands magazine.
|499k||1 September 1987
A starboard bow view of the ocean minesweeper Illusive leaving port. The Illusive was towed to the Persian Gulf to support U.S. Navy escort operations.
U.S. Navy photo DN-SN-88001105 by PH2 C. Duvall
|Robert M. Cieri|
|449k||1 September 1987
Storekeeper 2nd Class Randy Summers stands watch at the helm of the ocean minesweeper Illusive
U.S. Navy photo DN-ST-88-01147 by PH2 C. Duvall
|418k||1 September 1987
Crew members prepare to lower an acoustical device into the water during a training exercise
U.S. Navy photo DN-SN-88-01073 by PH2 C. Duvall
|390k||Grapple (ARS-53) tows the ocean minesweepers USS Inflict (MSO-456), USS Fearless (MSO 442) and Illusive to the Persian Gulf to support U.S. Navy escort operations. The ships departed Little Creek, VA., on 6 September 1987. Traveling via the Suez Canal and arriving in the Gulf of Oman on 2 November 1987. At the time, the 9,000-nautical-mile (17,000 km) trip was the longest distance three ships were towed by one
U.S. Navy photo ID DN-ST-88-01143 by PH2 C. Duvall
|106k||Diver's head toward Illusive in the Persian Gulf, c. fall 1987
Defense Visual Information Center photo DN-SN-88-01078
|394k||Illusive off Sitrah, Bahrain, 26 December 1987. USS Conquest (MSO-488) in background.
Defense Visual Information Center photo DN-SC-88-03287
|Original photo: Joe Radigan
Replacement photo: Robert Hurst
|40k||Illusive in foreground with Mount Vernon (LSD-39) in background, Persian Gulf, circa 1987-88.
U.S. Navy photo
|47k||Illusive in foreground with Fearless (MSO 442) and Mount Vernon (LSD-39) in background. Mount Vernon was serving as a support vessel for the minesweepers in the
U.S. Navy photo
|Darrell G. Miller USS Mount Vernon|
|101k||20 September 1993
Illusive at the Sea Witch Marine Salvage Company, Lambert Point, Baltimore, MD
Photo by Dan Keller from "Warship Boneyards", by Kitt and Carolyn Bonner.
|61k||20 September 1993||Tommy Trampp|
|113k||13 July 1994
Port side view of the ocean minesweeper Illusive at the Sea Witch Marine Salvage Company, Baltimore, MD. The ship is moored off to the side of the aircraft carrier Coral Sea (CV 43) which is also being scrapped out at the yard.
Defense Visual Information Center photo DNSC9402523 by Don S. Montgomery
|01||LCDR John Edward Ruzic, USN||14 November 1953 - 1954|
|02||LT Henry L. Stanfield, USN||1954 - June 1955|
|03||LT Newton Henry Morgan, USN||June 1955 - 1958|
|05||LCDR Dale Steel Perry, USN||July 1959 - 27 January 1961|
|06||LCDR Thomas Francis Kilduff, Jr., USN||27 January 1961 - 1963|
|07||LCDR Norman Albertson, USN||1963 - 1965|
|08||LCDR B. L. Peterson, USN||1965 - 1967|
|09||LCDR Edward P. Jones, USN||1967 - 1969|
|11||LCDR Thomas Irvin Eubanks, USN||2 March 1972 - September 1973|
|12||LCDR Anthony John Kibble, USN||September 1973 - 1974|
|13||LT Robert Vernon Coates, Jr., USN||1974 - 1975|
|14||LCDR Charles Windfield Tuck, USN||14 January 1977 - 1979|
|16||LCDR Robert James Shade, USN||1979 - 1982|
|17||LCDR Frederick Hayes (Mad Dog) Michaelis, Jr., USN||1982 - 20 January 1984|
|18||LCDR David G. Storer, USN||20 January 1984 - 7 March 1986|
|19||LCDR Robert David Liggett, USN||7 March 1986 - January 1988|
|20||LCDR Peter Wynkoop, Jr., USN||January 1988 - May 1988|
|21||LCDR John G. Hegeman, USN||May 1988 - 15 August 1988|
|22||LCDR Jerome E. Grause, Jr., USN (Blue Crew)||15 August 1988 - 5 December 1988|
|23||LCDR Cary J. Hithon, USN (Gold Crew)||5 December 1988 - 1989|
|24||LCDR Stephen Craig Bradley, USN||1989 - 30 March 1990|
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