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Minesweeper USS Force (MSO 445) Experiences

  By Captain George Stewart, USN (RET) In 1959 I was coming up on three years service aboard USS Halsey Powell (DD 686), a Fletcher Class Destroyer home ported in San Diego. I had augmented into the regular navy a … Continue reading

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USS Guardian (MCM 5) and the Navy’s Post-World War II Minesweepers

  By Captain George Stewart, USN (Retired) On 17 January, 2013, the USS Guardian (MCM 5) ran aground on Tubbataha Reef in the Philippines. The ship had gotten underway after a port call at Subic Bay. An investigation by US … Continue reading

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Remembering the Contributions of the Mine Warfare Community

Commander David Bruhn, USN (Ret) is one of the leading authorities on the history of U.S. Navy mine warfare. He is perhaps best known as the author of the multi-volume Wooden Ships and Iron Men series. Volume I, The U.S. … Continue reading

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