Links to All Known MSO Related Websites. "Our MSO History Preserved for Future Generations to see from the comfort of their Home" Often Copied, Never Duplicated. Website Originated in 1998
My Website The Chainlocker Is Dedicated to ALL MSO Sailors Especially it's original designer Richard "Rick" Szpyrka My Long time Dear Friend and MSO Brother, My Mentor and Website Partner as well as Alton (AL) Hines Webmaster/owner of USS ADROIT MSO 509 website and Richard (Dick) Lewis Webmaster/Owner of 102 MSO's Website. These three Awesome people are THE three responsible for kicking off ALL the information you can now find on MSO's on the World Wide Internet Web.
The Chainlocker Will remain the gateway to ALL information to the MSO Community as it was meant to be. WE the WEBMASTERS of all MSO Websites remain together in our efforts to bring to you the History of the MSO and the IRON MEN whom Sailed the WOODEN SHIPS. Over 50,000 of them strong. Within our websites listed below, you can enjoy the complete history of the MSO right from the comfort of your home. We hope you enjoy our hard and dedicated work keeping our websites here for you to enjoy and learn from. We have accomplished our goals Brothers, We have brought the memory of the Proud Wooden ships we loved to the general public thru venues such as this. We have put in many long, hard and dedicated hours compiling this information and placing it here, in one place where Anyone can come and learn about our MSO's. We dedicate this great accomplishment to the MSO Community. Our History for all to see..
We are Proud Members of The Brotherhood of Iron Men who Sailed on Wooden Ships.
1)If you are a former MSO Sailor, Remember, It is Ex-MSO Sailors Just Like YOU that added their memories, Photos and the like to help build all of what you see below. It is up to YOU to send to the various webmasters YOUR memories to add to their websites for future generations to see. Once we are gone, so is all of our history. Save it while you can. It is our Responsibility to save our knowledge to share with the future.
2) The USS Lucid Project, Is now under the care of the Stockton Historic Maritime Museum. It has undergone some awesome changes under new leadership, The kids at the school there as well as volunteers are doing a great job on her. If you are so inclined, Be sure to volunteer your services or donates some memorabilia or money their way. It is finally moving forward at a strong and productive pace. Due to the deaths of two key webmasters since 2008, We have lost a vast amount of MSO History. Both the Stockton Historic Maritime Musem and the NMSOA BOTH are in need once more of your stories, Memorabilia, Photos and written memories which were all lost. Be sure to send both organziations whatever you can. Take some time to recall and write it down, Send the history, SAVE the history. Once we are gone all of the history we lived is gone with us...Visit the USS Lucid on Facebook for more updates.Follow our link below to the museum.
Movies that have had Minesweepers in them The Caine Mutiny Starring the USS Doyle DMS-34 and USS Surfbird AM-383. Easy Come, Easy Go Starring the USS Gallant MSO-489. Which Way to the Front Starring MineDiv 91, pier 9, Long Beach Ca. The Thin Red Line Starring the HMAS Curlew M1121. Paradise Road Starring the HMAS Curlew M1121. Operation Petticoat Starring the USS Inflict MSO-456. The Longest Day Starring MineDiv-83, USS Agile MSO-421, USS Aggressive MSO-422, USS Bold MSO-424, and USS Bulwark MSO-425. Filmed at Vieques, Puerto Rico. Midway Starring USS Constant MSO-427.
Gilligans Island "Forget me not" season 1, episode 30, Starring the USS Loyalty MSO-457 and other MSO's. Hitman's Run Starring the USS Tanager AM-385. All Hands on Deck Starring Pier 9 and it's MSO's in a short background shot.