USS Plover (AMS-33)
|Laid down:||12 October 1943|
|Launched:||20 April 1944|
|Commissioned:||14 October 1944|
|Renamed:||USS Plover (AMS-33), 18 February 1947|
|Reclassified:||MCS(O)-33, 18 February 1947|
|Struck:||1 October 1968|
|Class and type:||YMS-135 subclass of YMS-1-class minesweepers|
|Length:||136 ft (41 m)|
|Beam:||24 ft 6 in (7.47 m)|
|Draft:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Speed:||12 knots (22 km/h)|
YMS-442 departed Brooklyn, New York, and operated in the Okinawa area as an escort vessel during the autumn of 1945. Until spring 1946, she cleared shipping lanes off Japan, Korea, and China. Back from the Pacific, she provided occasional service to the Mine Warfare School, Yorktown, Virginia, during 1946 and into 1948.
YMS-442 became USS Plover (AMS–33) on 18 February 1947. In July 1948 she assisted in survey work off Labrador. From late 1948 to 1956 she assisted the Navy Mine Defense Laboratory, Panama City, Florida.
Reclassified a coastal minesweeper (old) MSC(O)-33 on 7 February 1955, she became a naval reserve training ship in November 1956. She served the 4th Naval District, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and in 1961 the 6th Naval District, Charleston, South Carolina.
Following these assignments, Plover was struck from the Naval Vessel Register 1 October 1968.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Photo gallery of Plover at NavSource Naval History