|Click on thumbnail
for full size image
|Bluebird (AMS 121)
|241k||Keel laying ceremony for the Bluebird and Cormorant (AMS 122) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 5 February 1952. The honorary keel layers are from left to right are: John J. Hefferman, George H. Reeder, Raymond G. Johnson, & Alexander Thaanum.
U.S. Navy photo 11760-2-52
|378k||Bow view of Bluebird on the building ways at Mare Island on 5 February 1952
U.S. Navy photo 11766-2-52
|509k||c. February 1953
Bluebird on the way at Mare Island in February 1953
U.S. Navy photo 16116-2-53
|372k||Stern view of Bluebird on the building ways at Mare Island just prior to launching on 11 May 1953. Cormorant (AM 122) is to her right.
U.S. Navy photo 17483-5-53
|675k||Bow view of Bluebird on the building ways at Mare Island just prior to launching on 11 May 1953. Cormorant (AM 122) is to her left.
U.S. Navy photo 17484-5-53
|182k||Mrs. George C. Demmon christens the Bluebird at Mare Island on 11 May 1953. From left to right are: Mrs. Richard T. Debruyn (Matron of Honor), Mrs. Demmon (Sponsor) and RADM A. M. Morgan (Shipyard Commander).
U.S. Navy photo 17497-5-53
|USS Bluebird (AMS 121)
|162k||Broadside, stern and bow views of Bluebird off south end of Mare Island on 29 September 1953
U.S. Navy photos 18783-9-53, 18785-9-53 and 18786-9-53
|USS Bluebird (MSC 121)
|95k||USN Minecraft Base, Charleston, SC. View of Pier Baker from Ashley Riverw showing crowded mooring condition at pier.
U.S. Navy photo
U.S. Navy photo from the 1956/1957 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
U.S. Navy photo
|01||LCDR Warren Curry Graham, Jr.,USN||24 July 1953 - 12 August 1955|
|02||LTJG Louis Samuel Brackney, USN||12 August 1955 - October 1957|
|03||LT Robert W. Comey, USN||October 1957 - 1 July 1959|
|04||LT Paul Everett Treaby, Jr., USN||1 July 1959 - 20 May 1960|
|05||LT Eugene Thomas Polini, Jr., USN||20 May 1960 - 12 May 1961|
|06||LT Edwin Arthur Mozely, USN||12 May 1961 - 12 October 1962|
|07||LT George Keith Gowans, Jr., USN||12 October 1962 - 11 January 1964|
|08||LT James Allen Mace, USN||11 January 1964 - 12 July 1965|
|09||LT Robert Cecil Johnson, Jr., USN||12 July 1965 - 10 June 1967|
|10||LCDR John Michael Miller, USN||10 June 1967 - 7eptember 1968|
|11||LT Clark M. Taylor, USN||7 September 1968 - 8 August 1969|
|12||LT Chester George Roberts, USN||8 August 1969 - 1 July 1971|
|Back To The Main Photo Index||Back To the Mine Warfare Ship Photo Index||Back to the Motor Minesweeper (AMS) Photo Index||Back to the Coastal Minesweeper (MSC) Photo Index|
|Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster|
This page created and maintained by Joseph M. Radigan|