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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS Strive (AM-117, later MSF-117 & MMC-1), 1942-1959

USS Strive, a 890-ton Auk class minesweeper built at Cleveland, Ohio, was commissioned in October 1942. She went to the Western Mediterranean in April 1943. Over the next year and a half, Strive participated in the invasions of Sicily, Salerno, Anzio and Southern France and provided escort and minesweeping services elsewhere in the area. She returned to the United States in November 1944 and was sent to the Pacific in February 1945. She was active off Okinawa from May 1945 until the war ended in mid-August, then performed post-war minesweeping duties in Japanese and Chinese waters. Strive arrived in San Diego, California, in February 1946 and was decommissioned there some months later.

The Korean War buildup brought Strive back into commission in January 1952. Assigned to the Atlantic Fleet, she deployed to England and the Mediterranean in 1952-53. Decommissioned in January 1955, she was redesignated MSF-117 a month later. Strive was reclassified MMC-1 in 1958 and converted to a coastal minelayer. Transferred to Norway in October 1959 and renamed Gor, she served in that nation's navy until 1976.

This page features views of USS Strive and provides information on other pictures that may be available from the National Archives.

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Photo #: NH 96871

USS Strive (AM-117)


In San Diego Bay, California, circa early 1952, shortly after recommissioning.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 94KB; 740 x 605 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 79735

USS Strive (AM-117)
,
USS Sustain (AM-119),
USS Steady (AM-118) and
USS Staff (AM-114) (listed from left to right)

Moored together, circa early 1946, probably at San Pedro or San Diego, California.

Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 91KB; 740 x 450 pixels

 


While the Naval Historical Center has no other views of USS Strive, the National Archives appears to hold additional photographs. The following list features some of these images:

The images listed below are NOT in the Naval Historical Center's collections.
DO NOT try to obtain them using the procedures described in our page "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions.".


  • Photo #: 80-G-307305
    USS Strive (AM-117) off Norfolk, Virginia, 29 January 1945.
    Port broadside aerial view, taken from a 150-foot altitude by a NAS Norfolk, Virginia, plane.

  • Photo #: 80-G-307308
    USS Strive (AM-117) off Norfolk, Virginia, 29 January 1945.
    Port stern aerial view, taken from a 200-foot altitude by a NAS Norfolk, Virginia, plane.

  • Photo #: 80-G-307309
    USS Strive (AM-117) off Norfolk, Virginia, 29 January 1945.
    Port bow aerial view, taken from a 200-foot altitude by a NAS Norfolk, Virginia, plane.


    Reproductions of these images should be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system for pictures not held by the Naval Historical Center.

     

    The images listed in this box are NOT in the Naval Historical Center's collections. DO NOT try to obtain them using the procedures described in our page "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions.".


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    25 May 1999