USS Pivot (AM-276)

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US flag 48 stars.svgUnited States
NameUSS Pivot (AM-276)
Builder
Laid down1 July 1943
Launched11 November 1943
Sponsored byMrs. Clara L. Prouty
Commissioned12 July 1944
Decommissioned6 November 1946
Honors and
awards
4 battle stars in World War II
Fatetransferred to the Republic of China, 27 August 1947
History
Flag of the Republic of China.svgTaiwan
NameROCS Yung Shou
Acquired27 August 1948
Decommissioned1 July 1970
FateScrapped
General characteristics
Class and type Admirable-class minesweeper
Displacement625 tons
Length184 ft 6 in (56.24 m)
Beam33 ft (10 m)
Draft10 ft (3.0 m)
Propulsion
Speed15 knots (28 km/h)
Complement104 officers and men
Armament

USS Pivot (AM-276), an Admirable-class minesweeper, and the first ship of the United States Navy named Pivot. She was built at the Gulf Shipbuilding Corporation, Chickasaw, Alabama and christened on 11 November 1943 by Mrs Clara L Prouty. Trials started on 12 July 1944 in the Gulf of Mexico and she worked up in Chesapeake Bay.

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After shakedown, she 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 around the Ryukyus after the Battle of Okinawa.

She supported Admiral Marc Mitscher's Fast Carrier Task Force during the strikes against Japan in July and operated in Korean waters after Japan's surrender, returning to Okinawa in October and resumed mine sweeping operations in the Ryukyus and receiving four battle stars for World War II.

Pivot was decommissioned 6 November 1946 at Subic Bay, Philippines, sold to Taiwan 27 August 1948 and renamed ROCS Yung Shou. On 1 July 1970, Yung Shou was decommissioned.

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