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|USS Heron (AMS 18)|
Heron - A long-necked, long-legged wading shore bird indigenous to Louisiana and the vast coastal marshlands
Off Yang-do Islands, Korea
|41k||c. November 1952
In dry dock, Sasebo, Japan
|19k||c. November 1952
In dry dock with APL-30, Sasebo, Japan
|83k||c. December 1952
Officers of the Heron, (left to right) LTJG George Thompson, Executive/Operations Officer, later CO (It pays to wear a white hat); LT Jack Ross, Commanding; LTJG Wayne Schafer, Engineering Officer; and LTJG Steve Watson, Minesweeping Officer
|62k||c. January 1953
LTJG Schafer standing OOD during sweep operations. Songjin area
Curlew (AMS 8), Mockingbird (AMS 27), Heron (AMS 18), and Gull (AMS 16) nested at Sasebo, Japan
Mine exploding that had fouled in sweep gear off Hungnam, Korea
Sweep operations, Korea.
Relaxed sweep operations, Korea.
Quarterdeck on Heron.
At Yokosuka, Japan.
|75k||c. March 1953
At Yokosuka, Japan for overhaul.
|48k||c. March 1953
Heron and Firecrest (AMS 10) in dry dock at Yokosuka, Japan
Mine detonated by small arms fire off Wonson, Korea.
|134k||Officers of the Heron and Curlew at the South Korean Naval Base at Chinhae, 27 July 1953. The occasion was a courtesy visit by the Heron and the Curlew. The date was significant because it was the date of the signing of the armistice agreement at Panmunjom. The South Koreans present were not pleased that the conflict was ending without a definitive result|
|129k||Chinhae, 27 July 1953|
|01||LT Harry A. Wilson, Jr., USN||9 October 1943|
|02||LT Dixon Lademan, USN - USNA Class of 1946||April 1950 - August 1951|
|03||LT Emil Steiger Roth, USN - USNA Class of 1947||August 1951 - October 1953|
|04||LT Jack Ross, USN||October 1952|
|05||LT George Ira Thompson, USN||1953|
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