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Founded February 16, 2002
Dissolved July 19, 2004
Re-Incorporated August 17, 2005
New Board, New Leadership, New By-Laws, New NMSOA
"Where the Fleet Goes, We've Been!"
"Wooden Ships, Iron Men"




***TAPS - ATTENTION ON DECK***
THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERSHIP OF THE NMSOA RENDER A HAND SALUTE


NMSOA 2011 Reunion Charleston, South Carolina-Bus Tour-Citadel Chapel-MSO Sailors




NMSOA 2011 Reunion Charleston, South Carolina-Bus Tour-Citadel Chapel-Wives and Guests




NMSOA 2009 Reunion Battleship Cove Tour




NMSOA 2007 Reunion Ingleside Tour




***NMSOA PINS***
***Now At The Ship's Store!***




Here is your chance to purchase each of the NMSOA President's Reunion Pins and More at the NMSOA Ship's Store!


***NOTICE***
***CLICK HERE FOR NMSOA 2014 Reunion Information***

***PLEASE NOTE*** If you have stumbled upon This knowledge of our next Reunion and you are a member in good standing, But never got an e-mail. Quite possibly you have never filled out the online member registration form found below. OR, Your Information submitted long ago is now out of date for some reason. It could also mean you have never been a member in good standing of the NMSOA, So please consider joining us. A better group of people would be hard to find these days. You have my guarantee on that! Please take a moment to Join us, Renew your membership or simply resend your up-to-date information while you are here. You can find the link in the Section below marked MSO Crewmember database Project. If you are an ex MSO Sailor and you wish to become a member of the NMSOA. What are you waiting for???? Links to the Left. Join us. Be a Member in good standing before the end of January 2014 and you will be welcomed to join us in Albany, NY for the Next Reunion!! Thank You

The President Reunion Pins are in hand and they came beautiful. I know everyone has said they are getting bigger and true to form this next one is the size of a silver dollar. I ends up being that way because of design and application issues. So therefore might I suggest we move on now from placing all these items on our ballcaps to a NMSOA Patch/Pin Vest we could wear if we wish to reunions. I will be looking into them. Also I have another special item in the works for the ships store..A cold war veteran patch customized by me for the MSO Veterans..I think it will be a hit. They will be available in limited quantites at the reunion.. Stick with me I am on it to make this a memorable event for us all. Be sure to register if you intend to attend. We need that head count asap. USS Slater informed me that we will be visiting them on Destroyer Escort Memorial Day and they invited us to get there earlier than the public by 9AM to join them in the ceremony to honor them as well as Our Own MSO Sailors. Afterwards we will have free roam of the entire ship. Are you ready for another fantastic reunion??? Check in here for any updates along the way.Hope to see you In Albany New York June 19-22nd 2014.

Joe Marturano 3rd -President /CEO & The NMSOA Board of Directors



***MSO Crewmember Database***
We Continue on with Building the MSO Sailors Database. If you are an ex MSO Sailor and have not yet registered, Please click the link Below and do so today. ALL INFORMATION IS STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. All info stored on secure servers with access by only two people. Your Info will NEVER be given out to ANYONE you do not approve of First. We will use this info Strictly for NMSOA Purposes, Future notifications and if and when a past MSO Shipmate is looking for you. We will always contact you first and ask you what you wish to do in those instances.
CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER
Registration Form.


NMSOA MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR SCUTTLEBUTT
Welcome Shipmates
We are now going thru our Database and updating the info contained in our records. Many members Dues are now lapsed. Many Members files are outdated. If you have moved, Changed an e-mail address, changed a phone number, Please, click the link above to the crewmember registration form, Click the tab at the top of the form marked Registration (Above your name) and fill out the form and submit it. If you have and questions, comments or concerns there is a slot at the bottom to make notations.
Thanks For your Time
Don Hawbaker
Charlie Braun
NMSOA Membership Committee


NMSOA CHAPLAINS CORNER
Welcome to the Chaplain's Corner.
The Word of the Lord is a light to guide you, a counselor to counsel you,
Jeremiah 17:7-8

I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd layeth down his life for the sheep. He that is a hireling, and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, beholdeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth, and the wolf snatcheth them, and scattereth them: he fleeth because he is a hireling, and careth not for the sheep. I am the good shepherd:and I know mine own, and mine own know me.
John 10:11-14

Doug Gramp,
Chaplain, NMSOA


Statement of Purpose

The Navy MSO Association is a group of former MSO Sailors that have a goal to preserve the memory of our beloved MSO's, all 101 of them, as a memorial to the men who served on any of those sweeps, anywhere in the world and in many foreign countries. We are dedicated to the Brotherhood of all past MSO Sailors as well as the education, focus, and the raising of awareness through Internet Websites and personal memories concerning the History of MSO's and their role in preserving and keeping the world's sea-lanes and harbors safe and free of mines.





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Navy - Together We Served

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MSO'S

MineSweeper Ocean





USS ABILITY (MSO 519)
USS ACME (MSO 508)
USS ADROIT (MSO 509)
USS ADVANCE (MSO 510)
USS AFFRAY (MSO 511)
USS AGGRESSIVE (MSO 422)
USS AGILE (MSO 421)
USS ALACRITY (MSO 520)
USS ASSURANCE (MSO 521)
USS AVENGE (MSO 423)
USS BOLD (MSO 424)
USS BULWARK (MSO 425)
USS CONFLICT (MSO 426)
USS CONQUEST (MSO 488)
USS CONSTANT (MSO 427)
USS DASH (MSO 428)
USS DETECTOR (MSO 429)
USS DIRECT (MSO 430)
USS DOMINANT (MSO 431)
USS DYNAMIC (MSO 432)
USS EMBATTLE (MSO 434)
USS ENDURANCE (MSO 435)
USS ENERGY (MSO 436)
USS ENGAGE (MSO 433)
USS ENHANCE (MSO 437)
USS ESTEEM (MSO 438)
USS EXCEL (MSO 439)
USS EXPLOIT (MSO 440)
USS EXULTANT (MSO 441)
USS FEARLESS (MSO 442)
USS FIDELITY (MSO 443)
USS FIRM (MSO 444)
USS FORCE (MSO 445)
USS FORTIFY (MSO 446)
USS GALLANT (MSO 489)
USS GUIDE (MSO 447)
USS ILLUSIVE (MSO 448)
USS IMPERVIOUS (MSO 449)
USS IMPLICIT (MSO 455)
USS INFLICT (MSO 456)
USS LEADER (MSO 490)
USS LOYALTY (MSO 457)
USS LUCID (MSO 458)
USS NIMBLE (MSO 459)
USS NOTABLE (MSO 460)
USS OBSERVER (MSO 461)
USS PERSISTENT (MSO 491)
USS PINNACLE (MSO 462)
USS PIVOT (MSO-463)
USS PLEDGE (MSO 492)
USS PLUCK (MSO 464)
USS PRESTIGE (MSO 465)
USS PRIME (MSO 466)
USS REAPER (MSO 467)
USS RIVAL (MSO 468)
USS SAGACITY (MSO 469)
USS SALUTE (MSO 470)
USS SKILL (MSO 471)
USS STALWART (MSO 493)
USS STURDY (MSO 494)
USS SWERVE (MSO 495)
USS VALOR (MSO 472)
USS VENTURE (MSO 496)
USS VIGOR (MSO-473)
USS VITAL (MSO 474)


MCM'S


USS AVENGER (MCM 1)
USS DEFENDER (MCM 2)
USS SENTRY (MCM 3)
USS CHAMPION (MCM 4)
USS GUARDIAN (MCM 5)
USS DEVASTATOR (MCM 6)
USS PATRIOT (MCM 7)
USS SCOUT (MCM 8)
USS PIONEER (MCM 9)
USS WARRIOR (MCM 10)
USS GLADIATOR (MCM 11)
USS ARDENT (MCM 12)
USS DEXTROUS (MCM 13)
USS CHIEF (MCM 14)

MHC'S

USS Osprey MHC-51
USS Heron MHC-52
USS Pelican MHC-53
USS Robin MHC-54
USS Oriole MHC-55
USS Kingfisher MHC-56
USS Cormorant MHC-57
USS Black Hawk MHC-58
USS Falcon MHC-59
USS Cardinal MHC-60
USS Raven MHC-61
USS Shrike MHC-62