This page will list links that are in some way related to the Surfbird. If you know of a link that isn't already on this page, please email me and I will add it. If you select a link that is no longer in service, please send me email at
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Surbird Related Links:
USS Surfbird page on Answers.com
USS Surfbird page on Wikipedia
USS Surfbird stars in "The Caine Mutiny" on Answers.com
SEARCH.COM Reference page for USS Surfbird
Commander Mine Squadron Seven (Surfbird was a part of this squadron from 1954 until converted to a degaussing vessel)
USS Amphere (ADG-11) (Originally planned to be AM-359, later designated YDG-11)
USS Hazard (AM-240)
-Hazard YouTube Video
USS Salute (AM-294)
USS Chief (AM-315)
USS Warbler (MSC-206)
Current Minesweepers of the U.S. Navy
Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command
The Naval Mine Warfare Association
The Mine Warfare Association
Mine Warfare Hall of Valor
Operation End Sweep
Military Related Fraternal Organizations
Fleet Reserve Association
The American Legion
The Retired Enlisted Association (This site has a lot of useful information as well as a great section for locating buddies or reunions)
Veterans Of Foreign Wars
Medals and Awards
Medals of the United States Navy
Vietnam Cross Of Gallantry with Palm
USN medal Checker
Navy & Marine Corps Awards and Decorations
Medals of America
Other Links of Interest:
Fleet Activities, Sasebo, Japan (Surfbird was home ported here for many years.)
Global Securities listing for Sasebo, Japan
"Iron Men in Wooden Boats" (Small Boat Minesweeping in the U.S.Navy 1944-1970).
http://oldbluejacket.com This site has some excellent videos about life in the navy based on the authors experiences starting in 1962. There are also some great links to videos related to the other services.
GlobalSecurity.org (Excellent site that has all kinds of information about the military including some great shots of Sasebo harbor)
HULLNUMBER.COM (A site whose mission is to provide a means for shipmates to keep in touch with one another)
Korean War Project (Lot of information and pictures of units that served in Korea. Neat page!)
Naval Historical Center
Naval Vessel Register (NVR)
Naval Weapons (NavWeaps)
Real World Photos (A valuable link to history, covering past wars and all service branches)
Navsource Navel History (Photographic history of the U.S. Navy)
The Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
HyperWar; A HYPERTEXT history of the Second World War
The Pacific War Online Encyclopedia
The U.S. Navy in the Pacific 1941-1945
Combat Index Site
Official WEB Site Of The United States Navy.
National Archives & Records Administration(You can request copies of personnel records here)
VNVETS Blog (Information and Discussion of issues for veterans of the Vietnam War)
Social Security and Disability Resource Center ( provides answers to questions concerning how to apply for disability, how to appeal a claim in the event of a denial, how to navigate the federal system, and how to avoid certain mistakes that are commonly made by applicants filing for either SSD (social security disability) or SSI (supplemental security income) benefits.
Asbestos Exposure/Mesothelioma Links:
Mesothelioma Web For over a decade, Mesothelioma Web has provided information and support to those diagnosed with mesothelioma, a lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.
Countless veterans were exposed to asbestos during their military service. Visit Asbestos.com today to learn about statistics for mesothelioma if you or someone you know has been affected by mesothelioma cancer .
Mesothelioma Guide Our mission is to guide mesothelioma patients to better health care options and to find a cure.