USS Pivot (AM-276)
|Career (United States)|
|Name:||USS Pivot (AM-276)|
|Builder:||Gulf Shipbuilding Corporation
|Laid down:||1 July 1943|
|Launched:||11 November 1943|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Clara L. Prouty|
|Commissioned:||12 July 1944|
|Decommissioned:||6 November 1946|
|4 battle stars in World War II|
|Fate:||transferred to the Republic of China, 27 August 1947|
|Career (Republic of China)|
|Name:||ROCS Yung Shou|
|Acquired:||27 August 1948|
|Decommissioned:||1 July 1970|
|Class & type:||Admirable-class minesweeper|
|Length:||184 ft 6 in (56.24 m)|
|Beam:||33 ft (10 m)|
|Draft:||10 ft (3.0 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 × 1,710 shp (1.3 MW) Cooper-Bessemer diesel engines
2 × shafts.
|Speed:||15 knots (28 km/h)|
|Complement:||104 officers and men|
|Armament:||1 × 3"/50 caliber gun
6 × Oerlikon 20 mm cannon
4 × Bofors 40 mm gun
1 × hedgehog
4 × Depth charge projectors
2 × Depth charge racks
2 × Minesweeping paravanes
Mrs. Clara L. Prouty christened Pivot on 11 November 1943.
After shakedown ended 10 September, the new minesweeper operated with the Atlantic Fleet training and patrolling until sailing for the Pacific early in April 1945. She transited the Panama Canal on 10 April 1945; and after training in Hawaiian waters reached the war zone in time for mine sweeping operations in the Ryukyus soon after the conquest of Okinawa.
She supported Admiral Marc Mitscher's Fast Carrier Task Force during the deadly strikes against Japan in July and operated in Korean waters after Japan's surrender. She returned to Okinawa late in October and resumed sweeping operations in the Ryukyus.
She received four battle stars for World War II.
Pivot firing its forward 3"/50 caliber gun.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
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