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PHOEBE SHIPMATES
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Sasebo, Japan, The Phoebe's home port
 
 
THE PHOEBE
nice pictures of the Phoebe
 
 
LARGE PICTURES OF THE PHOEBE
great detail, loads slowly, worth the wait!
 
 
PHOEBE SAILORS DOING WHAT THEY DO BEST!
When they are not on Liberty!
 
 
NEW PICTURES from Ensign Mike Nelson
new pictures Mike Nelson
 
 
USS PHOEBE IN VIETNAM ON MARKET TIME PATROL
 
 
PHOEBE SAILORS page1
Life on the Phoebe
 
 
PHOEBE SAILORS page 2
 
 
Phoebe crew Pictures
 
 
Captain Tom Freeman
Captain Freeman and Franklin Roosevelt 3rd, a true sea story
 
 
PHOEBE SAILORS page 3
 
 
PHOEBE SAILORS page 4
 
 
PHOEBE SAILORS page 5
 
 
Phoebe Crew 1965 & 1967 Page 6
 
 
NEW! Phoebe pictures 1970 era page7
 
 
OUR SHIPMATES WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE US
Roll Call
 
 

2003
REUNION PICTURES


 
 

2004
REUNION PICTURES


 
 

USS PHOEBE
(Reunion 2007)


 
 
Lost and Found Crew members
 
 
MAIL BOUY WATCH
Red trying to find that darn mail bouy
 
 
THE CLOWN STORY
A true Phoebe sea story
 
 
GRISSO AND HIS RAT
Another true Phoebe sea story
 
 
PHOEBE SEA STORIES
5 true Phoebe sea stories
 
 
PHOEBE SEA STORIES
More good Phoebe sea stories
 
 
MINESWEEPER POEMS
 
 
OUR FAVORITE WEB SITES
 
 
HELP SAVE A MSO
 
 

THE PHOEBE



THE PHOEBE IS THE CUTE ONE ON THE RIGHT!








underway

SHE WAS ONE HELL OF A LADY IN HER TIME






Bob Comstock (blues), Billy Wayne Massey SN, McCloud, Haskell (Exec), Capt. Campbell, Bill Thurman CS3, Glenn 1st Lt

Replacing a main engine


One of two, Phoebe's Diesel engines, Packard V16s


Rough seas


Epping Forrest and Minesweepers along side

USS PHOEBE IN DRY DOCK

USS PHOEBE in drydock


Phoebe leaving Sasebo going back to the States



PLEASE IF YOU SERVED ABOARD THE PHOEBE CONTACT JIM BRITTAN AND OR SIGN OUR GUEST BOOK, ............................. THANK YOU

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Phoebe II MSC-199

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Phoebe II

(MSC-199: dp. 320; 1. 144'; b. 28'; dr. 9'; s. 13 k.; cpl. 39;
a.2.30cal.mg.)

The second Phoebe (AMS-199) was laid down by the Harbor Boat Building Co., Terminal Island, Calif. 26 February 1953; launched 21 August 1954; sponsored by Mrs. Anne Elizabeth Goteh, reclassified MSC-l99 on 7 February 1955 and commissioned 29 April 1955, Lt. George D. Ferguson in command.

After training out of Long Beach and San Diego, Phoebe served as a sehoolship for the prospective crew of Whippoorwill (MSC 207) in early summer and in September, of Widgeon (MSC-208).

Phoebe became flagship of Mine Division 31, Mine Squadron 3, on 6 January 1956. She departed Long Beach 4 March for the Far East, touched the Hawaiian Islands, and arrived Yokosuka, Japan, 4 April. Six days later she shifted to Sasebo her permanent base of operations. A unit of Mine Squadron 3, Phoebe spent the next eight years in a rigorous schedule of minehunting and warfare tseties with the 7th Fleet. Much of her time was taken for maneuvers with minesweeping units of the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force, the Chinese Nationalist Navy; the Republie of Korea Navy, and the Republie of the Philippines Navy. This duty took her to the principal ports of Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Okinawa, and the philipDines.

Early 1964 was spent operating out of Japan and Okinawa. In July Phoebe sailed for Subic Bay, the South China Sea, and Vletnam, returning to Subic Bay in August. A U.S.— Korean mine exercise was held in October, and a U.S.— Japanese mine exercise in December.

Phoebe spent five months of 1965 on "Market Time" operations in Vietnam. She spent the beginning, middle, and end of the year in Japan. During the year she steamed 24,000 miles, reaching as far from her homeport as Bangkok.

In March 1967 Phoebe resumed "Market Time" operations in Vietnam waters. Most of the rest of the year she operated out of Sasebo, with a combined U.S.—Republie of China mine exercise in September, and more "Market Time" service in November.

In February 1968 Phocoe took part in a combined U.S.— Japanese mine exercise. Most of the rest of the year she operated out of Sasebo, with a "Market Time" patrol in September and October, during which she boarded 201 junks, and a U.S.—Korean mine exercise in November. As of late 1969 Phoebe was still operating out of Sasebo, Japan.

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