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|NR||Plenty of Rain and Ritual At Minesweeper Launchings
Festive Spirit Is Undampened as Four Naval Vessels Are Christened.
Traditional launching rites were conducted in the grand manner as (YMS-133), (YMS-125),(YMS-129) & (YMS-130) were given to the waters of Puget Sound at half hour intervals.
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Photo from the The Tacoma Times. [volume] (Tacoma, Wash.) 1903-1949, 20 December 1941, Image 9, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|NR||5 Dead, 13 Missing As Navy Minesweeper (YMS-133) Capsizes in Heavy Sea. Only 11 of 29 Aboard Reached Shore Alive In Coos Bay Disaster
Sixteen were picked out of the tossing Pacific by a Coast Guard surf boat and a fishing craft, but seas were running so high they were unable to land for about 24 hours. Five of the rescued, injured in the capsizing and suffering from exposure in the open Coast Guard boat died during the night. The minesweeper's commander, Lt. Carl F Leitz, was among thr survivors.
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Photo from the Evening Star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, 23 February 1943, Image 30, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|114k||Envelope post marked 21 February 1984, Coos Bay, OR||Tommy Trampp|
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