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Reaper II MSO-467

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Reaper II

(MSO-467: dp. 775 (f.); 1. 172'; b. 35'; dr. 13'; s. 14 k.; cpl. 74;
a. 1 40mm.; cl. Aggressive)

The second Reaper (MSO-467) was laid down 15 May 1952 by Wilmington Boat Works, Wilmington, Calif., Launched 25 June 1954, sponsored by Mrs. John A. Snackenberg, and commissioned 10 November 1954, Lt. Clayton L. Robertson in command.

After shakedown, Reaper sailed for the western Pacific 1 May 1956. Departing Sasebo, Japan, she participated in training exercises at Taiwan with the P~epublie of China, and helped to search for a P4M aircraft shot dou-n hy Communist China. Arriving at Long Beach, Calif., 15 November, she trained off California in 1957 and early 1958. Deployed to the western Paeific 3 November 1958, ski' visited Sasebo Japan; Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Chinhae, Korea, Sattahip, Thailand

Subie Bay, Philippines; and Buckner Bay, Okinawa, before arriving at Long Beach 31 May 1959

During an amphibious exercise in November 1959, she operated out of Kodiak, Alaska, with Canadian minesweepers. After training in 19fiO she deployed to the western Pacific 4 January 1961, ancl participated in separate exercises u-ith the Philippine Navy, and the Nationalist Chinese I\ avy, hefore arriving via Japan at Long Beach 17 July. Departing Long Beach 16 November 1962 for u-estern Pac ifie deployment, she joined exercises in the 1'hilippines and Taiwan, including a SEATO exercise off Manila Bay, Luzon, before returning to Long Beaeh 22 June 1963.

After exercises off California, she remained active with the Pacific Fleet in 1964 and 1965.

Sailing for the western Pacific 2 L September 1966, she participated in "Market Time" patrol duty off Vietnam during November and Decemher, and in Februarv.and Alarch 1967, before reaching Long Beuch 2' Julv. Deployed to the u-estern Pacific again in April 1968, she patrolled off Vietnam, and visited Chinhae, Korea; and Sattahip Thailand, arriving Long Beach 3 December. Deployed to the western Pacific in 1969, she remained active with the Pacific Fleet until 2 May 1970 when she returned to the west c.oast. Upon her return, she was assigned duty as a Naval Reserve Training ship and remained so engaged until being decommissioned 22 September 1972. After decommissioning, she was transferred to the Ships Inactivation and Maintenanee Facility at Vallejo, Calif. She is a part of the Pacific Reserve Fleet as of February 1974.