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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper
    Keel Laid 11 July 1942 - Launched 15 July 1943
    Completed 19 November 1943

  1. USS YMS-395
    Commissioned 20 November 1943 - Decommissioned 2 January 1947

  2. USS AMS-24
    Reclassified as a Motor Minesweeper (AMS-24) 7 February 1947

    Named LINNETT 18 February 1947

    Reclassified as a Coastal Minesweeper (Old) (MSC(O)-24) 7 February 1955
    Decommissioned 18 September 1957

  5. LINNETT MSC(O)-24
    Placed in service as a Naval Reserve training ship 30 October 1959
    Placed out of service 3 September 1968

    Removed from service and struck from the Naval Register 1 October 1968
    Sold in 1970 to William E. Wells of Fort Meyers, FL
    Sold in 1973 to John B. Clayton (Captain Clayton and Co.) for use as a yacht
    Out of documentation in 1982
    Fate unknown.

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. Covers Page 1     (DATE RANGE)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image







Other Information

NAMESAKE - The linnet is a small songbird of the finch family found in Europe, Africa and Asia.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Ruth Oliver.



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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