A Pirate in Harm's Way

Cutler, Thomas J.
August 2010
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Aug2010, Vol. 136 Issue 8, p92
Conference Proceeding
The article offers information on how the U.S. ship USS Pirate (AM-275) sank in Wonsan Harbor, North Korea on October 12, 1950. The minesweepers targeted heavy-artillery batteries around the harbor but there was no attack from the opposite party. The ship's skipper lieutenant Cornelius McMullen ordered the rudder to swing its bow away after seeing a mine off the starboard bow. The order was late as a powerful explosion took place on its starboard side. Later McMullen ordered people to vacate it.


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