USS PLUCK (MSO-464)
The second Pluck (MSO-464)
was laid down 31 March 1952 by Wilmington Boat Works
Calif.; launched 6 February 1954. sponsored by Mrs. Robert J. Eaton
and commissioned 11 August 1954
Lt. Willis C. McClelland in command.
Pluck reported for duty to Commander
Pacific. She deployed to WestPac in January 1956
and returned in June to Long Beach
Calif. for overhaul. During January and February 1957 she assisted survey operations in Long Beach Harbor.
Assigned to WestPac 2 June 1958
Pluck operated off Taiwan in August and September during the Quemoy crisis Deployed to WestPac 31 August 1960
she delivered four tons of textbooks to Batangas
in January 1961
as part of operation "Handclasp". On her next assignment to WestPac 2 July 1962
Pluck made a good will tour of Mindanao and Panay Islands
in September before returning to Long Beach
Calif. Upon completion d overhaul she rejoined her sister ships at Long Beach 1 October 1963.
After type training in Hawaiian waters
she deployed to WESTPAC 28 September 1964. During February and March 1965 she monitored coastal shipping off South Vietnam. On her next deployment to WestPac
16 May 1966
she completed four more coastal patrols beginning July 1966 and ending 2 February 1967. In 1968 she underwent major over haul from 29 January to 1 July
participated in an evaluation of the Red Eye antiaircraft missile.
Into 1970 Pluck remained active with the Pacific Fleet.
[Note: The above USS PLUCK (MSO-464) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS PLUCK (MSO-464) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]