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Strive AM-117 - History


Strive

(AM-117: dp. 890; 1. 221'2n; b. 32'; dr. 10'9; s. 18
k.; cpl. 105; a. 1 3, 2 40mm.; cl. Auk)

Strive (AM-117) was laid down on 17 November 1941 by the American Shipbuilding Co. Cleveland, Ohio; launched on 16 May 1942; sponsored by Mrs. G. Lottrall, and commissioned on 27 October 1942, Lt Comdr. J. L. Maloney in command.

Strive departed Cleveland on 20 November and proceeded, via the St. Lawrence River, to the Atlantic. She arrived at Boston on 10 December 1942 and held her shakedown cruise between there and Casco Bay, Maine Following operations along the east coast, she sailed from New York harbor on 19 March with a task group bound via Bermuda, for North Africa. She arrived at Tenes, Algeria, on 13 April and operated between Algerian and Tunisian ports for the next few months.

Strive joined the invasion force en route to Palermo, Sicily, and arrived off the landing beaches on 9 July. She swept mines and patrolled off the beachhead until the 15th, and returned to Palermo on 1 August. The minesweeper then escorted a convoy to Bizerte to join Task Force (TF) 81, the Salerno invasion force. She sailed early in September for Italy. The minesweeper preceded the fleet toward the beaches, clearing paths for the transports and landing craft. As the Allied 5th Army landed on 9 September, Strive guided landing craft through swept channels to the beaches and led cruisers to positions to support the landing forces. The ships were under enemy air attack from the 9th to the 11th, but Strive was not damaged. When her mission had been accomplished, she escorted convoys between North African ports and Naples until late December 1943. She was attached to Mine Squadron 6 in early December and remained in that squadron while operating in the European theater.

Strive operated in the Gulf of Naples until 13 January 1944 when she was attached to landing force TF 81 which was to land American and British troops in the Anzio-Nettuno area, 60 miles behind German lines. The ships sortied on 21 January, and St,~ve arrived at the assault area in the early hours of 22 January (D Day). She swept mines and acted as a patrol ship until 2 February when she escorted a convoy to Naples and then proceeded to Bizerte. The ship shuttled between North African and Italian ports until 21 April when she departed Naples for Anzio to sweep and patrol from 22 to 29 April. Strive was at Anzio from 28 May to 9 June and again from 2 to 7 August.

St~ve was at Salerno on 11 August; and, three days later, she was assigned to Operation "Dragoon," the invasion of southern France. She arrived at the

assault area off St. Raphael on the morning of 15 August. The minesweepers cleared a transport area and swept lanes to the beaches. Str~ve then swept and patrolled the Golfe de Frejus area until the 28th when she began sweeping off Toulon. Strive returned to Naples on 9 October and to Oran on 15 November.

Strive joined a landing craft convoy as an escort and sailed on 24 November for the United States. She arrived at Hampton Roads on 11 December 1944 and entered the Norfolk Navy Yard for an overhaul.

Str~ve got underway on 15 February with a task unit bound for Hawaii, transited the Panama Canal, and arrived at Pearl Harbor on 18 March. On 27 April, the minesweeper headed for the Marshall Islands and arrived at Eniwetok on 6 May. The next day, she sailed for the Marianas as a convoy escort. Str~ve called at Guam on the 11th, sailed the next day for Okinawa, and arrived at Kerama Retto on the 20th. Strive swept off Iheya Retto from 3 June until the 11th when she turned to patrol duty out of Kerama Retto.

On 13 August, two days before hostilities ended, she was ordered to sweep the "Skagway" area of the East China Sea. She swept Kagoshima Bay from 1 to 9 September, and Bungo Suido from 22 September until early October, when she returned to Okinawa. In November, she swept the "Sherlys" area off Formosa. On 20 December, she departed Kilrin, Formosa, for China and arrived at Shanghai on 22 December 1945. In early January 1946, the minesweeper began the long voyage back to the United States. She called at Eniwetok late in January, stopped at Pearl Harbor from 2 to 7 February, and arrived at San Pedro on 14 February. She moved down to San Diego and was given a preinactivation overhaul prior to being decommissioned. Strive was placed in reserve, out of commission, and attached to the 19th Fleet at San Diego.

Strive was recommissioned on 1 January 1952. After refresher training in the San Diego Bay area, she sailed for South Carolina, via Acapulco, Panama, and Guantanamo Bay, arriving at Charleston on 19 April. She operated between Charleston and Norfolk until 25 August when she commenced operations with the Atlantic Fleet. Strive visited Falmouth, England, in September and moved on into the Mediterranean in October. She spent most of the next 14 months there, making port calls at Naples, Piraeus, La Spezia, Golfe Juan, Lisbon, Toulon, and other exotic ports. The ship was reclassified fleet minesweeper ( MSF-117) ( Steelhulled) on 7 February 1955. Strive was again placed in reserve, out of commission, on 8 January 1955 attached to the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, and berthed at Green Cove Springs, Fla. Her designation was changed again on 31 October 1958 to MMC-1. Strive was struck from the Navy list on 1 October 1959 and transferred to the Kingdom of Norway the same day.

Strive received seven battle stars for service in World War II.


Strive AM-117 - History

USS Strive , a 890-ton Auk class minesweeper built at Cleveland, Ohio, was commissioned in October 1942. She went to the Western Mediterranean in April 1943. Over the next year and a half, Strive participated in the invasions of Sicily, Salerno, Anzio and Southern France and provided escort and minesweeping services elsewhere in the area. She returned to the United States in November 1944 and was sent to the Pacific in February 1945. She was active off Okinawa from May 1945 until the war ended in mid-August, then performed post-war minesweeping duties in Japanese and Chinese waters. Strive arrived in San Diego, California, in February 1946 and was decommissioned there some months later.

The Korean War buildup brought Strive back into commission in January 1952. Assigned to the Atlantic Fleet, she deployed to England and the Mediterranean in 1952-53. Decommissioned in January 1955, she was redesignated MSF-117 a month later. Strive was reclassified MMC-1 in 1958 and converted to a coastal minelayer. Transferred to Norway in October 1959 and renamed Gor , she served in that nation's navy until 1976.

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In San Diego Bay, California, circa early 1952, shortly after recommissioning.

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USS Strive (AM-117) ,
USS Sustain (AM-119) ,
USS Steady (AM-118) and
USS Staff (AM-114) (listed from left to right)

Moored together, circa early 1946, probably at San Pedro or San Diego, California.

Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974.

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Where can I find the ships log for the USS AM117, a WWII minesweeper?

Hi. I'm trying to locate any information on a minesweeper called The Mighty Strive, USS AM-117 commissioned in WWII. She sailed all over the world - Europe, Africa, Asia. My grandfather was on board. I would love to see the ships log. Thoughts. Can anyone point me in a direction where I might locate any information? Thank you.

Re: Where can I find the ships log for the USS AM117, a WWII minesweeper?
Rebecca Collier 24.03.2016 8:12 (в ответ на Jacqueline Hudgins)

The Textual Reference Archives II Branch of the National Archives has custody of the WWII deck logs of the USS Strive (AM-117) from October 27, 1942 to June 6, 1946. For access to these logs, please email [email protected] with specific dates of interest and your contact information.

A history of the USS Strive is available via the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships at Strive .


Career and Accolades

In just six short years after leaving his hometown and his family, his talent, dedication to training, and prowess on the pitch (field), would have him become the youngest player ever to sign a contract with Europe’s most prestigious professional football league, ‘Manchester United’. And this transaction would become one of the most expensive transfer contracts to date. In 2003, Cristiano Ronaldo made history.

Since then Cristiano Ronaldo has managed to rack up accolade after accolade after accolade. Here are just a handful of his biggest accomplishments:

He’s won 5 Ballon d’Or awards, he holds the record for most goals in the UEFA Champions League and the EUFE Championship, the FIFA World Cup, and the UEFA Nations League Finals. He received the FIFA Player of The Year Award, 2 of The Best FIFA Men’s Player Awards, a FIFA Club Word Cup Golden Ball Award, 3 FIFPro World Player of the Year Awards, 5 World Soccer Player of the Year Awards, 6 Globe Soccer Awards for the Best Player of the Year, 3 Gold Onze Mondial Awards, and the Golden Foot Award.

He’s also won hundreds of other national and region awards as well, throughout his colorful professional soccer career playing for the following teams:

  • Andorinha CF (1992 – 1995)
  • Nacional Club (1995 – 1997)
  • Sporting CP(1997 – 2002)
  • Manchester United (2003 – 2009)
  • Real Madrid (2009 – 2018)

Jim’s Walk Through - 1994

1999-2000: Charles Conn, co-founder and CEO of Citysearch sent an email challenge to friends and associates to help raise funds for the renovation of the first half of Strive. Among the responses were substantial grant-investments from Barry Diller and Karen Bristing. Karen issued a $75,000 challenge grant that enabled the renovation.

2000: Following the renovation, an infant and preschool are opened at Strive and operated by a collaborating non-profit. A small after-school program is operated within limited space until the remainder of the facility can be renovated. Jazz-ballet dance classes are provided to 50-60 kids every Saturday through November 2006.

2004-05: Gary Wilson issues a $125,000 challenge through his Wilson Thornhill Foundation. The purpose is to renovate the remaining studio portion of Strive and bring the total facility space available to operate programs for youth to more than 11,000 square feet. The $250,000 challenge is achieved and renovation begins in late 2005. Strive also received a $140,000 four-year grant commitment from the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.

2006: The studio renovation is successfully completed in late 2006 on budget. Strive becomes debt-free by November 2006.

2006-07: Gary Wilson issues second challenge in the amount of $300,000 to provide operating funds for expanding programs to more kids.

2007: The $300,000 challenge grant is achieved preschool vacates fully renovated mini-campus of 11,000 square feet now available and in use by Strive programs.

2008: $100,000 grant from The Annenberg Foundation, $35,000 grant from The Ahmanson Foundation to upgrade and improve portions of our mini-campus.

2009: Gary Wilson issues third challenge in the amount of $250,000 to strengthen Strive’s efforts during economic uncertainties.

2010: Despite the added challenges of the economic uncertainties, we had the good fortune of successfully achieving the $250,000 challenge by May 2010 – less than 1 year from it being issued.

2010: Marked the 20th anniversary of Strive’s founding.

2012: Gary Wilson and his Wilson Thornhill foundation further solidify their commitment to Strive by issuing his fourth challenge in the amount of $300,000. Challenge achieved by the end of 2013.

2013: Formalized our academic collaboration with LAPD Officer John Coughlin and the non-profit organization he founded called Operation Progress, which provides K-College scholarships to local students. This collaboration also includes the Caruso Family Foundation.

2014: Partial funding is secured for a competition-caliber youth choir to begin in 2015. 2014 also marked the 10th anniversary of our magical Bass Lake/Yosemite summer trip. We select 30 students who have earned it through the year to go on this exciting trip.

2015: Celebrating our 25th anniversary by adding programs and bringing in more students. Adding personalized after hours and weekend tutoring, developing our youth choir, and expanding our bakery and kitchen as a revenue source. Now raising funds toward morning Pre-Kindergarten and ESL (English as a Second Language) classes for the parents of our students.


Strive AM-117 - History

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Awards, Recognitions, And Appointments

  • Strive Masiyiwa was named as one of the ’10 Most Outstanding Young Leaders of the World’ by the World Junior Chambers of Commerce’ in 1998.
  • In the year 2003, a CNN magazine pole listed Masiyiwa as ‘One of the Most Influential Business Leaders in the World’
  • In 2012, Strive was invited by US President Barack Obama to attend the 38th G8 summit at Camp David to speak to them about effective strategies for increased food production and poverty eradication in Africa.
  • In 2014, Fortune Magazine named Strive Masiyiwa ‘One of the 50 Most Influential Business Leaders in the World.
  • In 2015, Strive Masiyiwa was presented with the Freedom Award by the International Rescue Committee (IRC).
  • Masiyiwa is on the 2015 Forbes Magazine ‘10 Most Powerful Men in Africa’ list.
  • Fortune Magazine named Strive Masiyiwa its 33rd World’s Greatest Leaders in the 2017 list.
  • Member Africa’s Progress Panel (APP).
  • Member UN Advisory Panels (two seats).
  • Member the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Conscience.
  • Member Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).
  • Member the African Union Ebola Fund (2014).
  • Member The Rockefeller Foundation.
  • Member the US Council on Foreign Relations International Advisory Board.
  • Member Morehouse College Board.

117 Interview Questions to Ask Your Family

As genealogists, we must always think about how to obtain the information we want in the most efficient way. When questioning family members, what are the best interview questions to ask to get a clearer picture of our relatives’ past, especially within a limited time frame?

It is often quite difficult to come up with great questions on the spot. So here we offer a collection of 117 questions to take with you when you’re interviewing relatives. These are sure to get your relatives talking!

  1. Do you share a name with someone else in the family?
  2. Did you have a nickname growing up? If so, what was it and why?
  3. Have you had a nickname as an adult?
  4. When and where were you born?
  5. What was your parents’ and grandparents’ religion?
  6. Do you follow a religion?
  7. Where was your first house?
  8. What other houses did you live in?
  9. What are your earliest memories of your home?
  10. Can you tell me a story or memory about your brothers and sisters?
  11. What are your brothers and sisters’ full names?
  12. What did your family do for leisure when you were a child?
  13. Were there tasks you hated doing when you were a child?
  14. What types of books do you like to read?
  15. Do you remember a favorite lullaby or song?
  16. When times were tough, do you remember having enough food?
  17. What were your favorite toys?
  18. What were your favorite games?
  19. Was there any fashion that you liked the most?
  20. What school did you go to and where was it?
  21. How did you feel about going to school?
  22. What was your favorite subject at school and why?
  23. Which subject was the most difficult?
  24. Who was your favorite teacher and why?
  25. What is your favorite school memory?
  26. What were your grades like?
  27. What did you wear to school?
  28. What sports did you participate in at school?
  29. Was there a meeting place where you liked to spend time?
  30. Did you receive any special awards for studies or activities at school?
  31. How many years of education have you completed?
  32. Describe what you were like as a young adult.
  33. Do you have a technical diploma or degree?
  34. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  35. What was your first job?
  36. How old were you when you retired?
  37. How did you decide on your profession?
  38. What jobs have you done over the years?
  39. If you were in the military, what were your duties and when and where did you serve?
  40. How old were you when you started going out at night?
  41. Do you remember your first date?
  42. When and where did you meet your current partner?
  43. How long did you know each other before getting married?
  44. How did you propose?
  45. When and where did you get married?
  46. Describe the ceremony.
  47. Who was present? (witnesses, bridesmaids, etc.)
  48. Did you have a honeymoon? Where?
  49. Have you been married more than once?
  50. How would you describe your spouse?
  51. What do you most admire about him or her?
  52. How long have you been married?
  53. When and where did your spouse die?
  54. What advice would you give to a child or grandchild for their wedding day?
  55. How did you find out you were going to be a parent for the first time?
  56. How many children do you have?
  57. What are their names, dates of birth and where do they currently live?
  58. Why did you give them those names?
  59. Do you remember things that your children did when they were little that really surprised you?
  60. What is one of the funniest things your children did when they were little?
  61. What was the most fun you had while raising your kids?
  62. If you had to do it again, what would you change about the way you raised your family?
  63. What was the most challenging part of raising children?
  64. Did you consider yourself as a strict parent?
  65. What was the most rewarding thing about parenting?
  66. Did any of your children break anything of yours?
  67. Did you have to treat any of your children differently? Why?
  68. How did you feel when your oldest child began school?
  69. What advice would you give your children and grandchildren about being a parent?
  70. Where did your in-laws live?
  71. When and where did your parents die? What do you remember about them?
  72. How did they die? Where were they hospitalized?
  73. Which cemetery are they buried in?
  74. What do you remember about the death of your in-laws?
  75. Do you remember listening to your grandparents talking about their lives? What did they say?
  76. Did you ever meet any of your great-grandparents?
  77. Who was the oldest person you remember from when you were a child?
  78. Did you suffer from any childhood illnesses?
  79. Do you have any genetic health problems?
  80. Do you exercise regularly?
  81. Have you ever had any bad habits?
  82. Have you ever been a victim of a crime?
  83. Have you had any major accidents?
  84. Has anyone ever saved your life?
  85. Have you ever been hospitalized? For what?
  86. Have you ever had surgery?
  87. What do you consider the most important inventions in your lifetime?
  88. Do you remember the first time you saw a car, a TV or a refrigerator?
  89. How different was the world when you were a child?
  90. Do you remember your family talking about politics?
  91. How would you define yourself politically?
  92. Did you live through any war?
  93. Have you admired any president or world leader that you’ve seen in power?
  94. How did you live the days of food shortages?
  95. Tell me the name of a good friend who has been your friend for many years.
  96. Has there been anyone in your life that you would consider a soul mate? Who was it and why do you feel that special bond?
  97. What are the hardest decisions you’ve had to make?
  98. Who has changed your life?
  99. If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
  100. What is the most difficult thing you have ever experienced?
  101. Have you ever played a musical instrument?
  102. Do you consider yourself creative?
  103. What’s the funniest joke you’ve ever known?
  104. What activities have you enjoyed as an adult?
  105. What are your hobbies?
  106. What do you like to do when you are not working?
  107. What is the most incredible thing that has happened to you?
  108. Have you ever met someone famous?
  109. Who were your grandparents?
  110. Where were they from?
  111. How do you feel about your major decisions in life, such as profession, studies, and spouse?
  112. What organizations or groups did you belong to?
  113. Have you ever won an award as an adult?
  114. What is the longest trip you’ve ever made?
  115. What has been your favorite vacation spot?
  116. What pets have you had?
  117. Is there something you’ve always wanted to do but have not done yet?

Final Thoughts on This Success Story

The great thing about the Sylvester Stallone success story is that it provides us with hope for what is possible. It also provides us with a road map of what achieving success, more often than not, looks like. So, use his experiences to prepare yourself for what you must do to achieve your dreams. Let them prepare you for the challenging road ahead. And may they give you hope that the vision you glorify in your mind will come to pass. Lastly, allow this story to help you believe that if you push hard enough, and strive long enough, you will eventually win.

PS – If you enjoyed this Success Story, then you’ll also enjoy these motivating quotes pulled directly from the Rocky series.

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