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  USS Pueblo (AGER-2) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
USS Pueblo, AGER-2 is a United States ship, famous for being boarded and captured by soldiers of North Korea in 1968 in what is known as the Pueblo incident.
Pueblo was taken into port at Wonsan and the crew moved to POW camps, with some POWs reporting on release they were starved and regularly tortured while in North Korean custody.
The USS Pueblo is one of the primary tourist attractions in Pyongyang, North Korea.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
USS Pueblo, AGER-2 is a United States ship most famous for when the ship and crew were captured and held by the government of North Korea in 1968.
Once the Pueblo was definitely in North Korean territorial waters, she was boarded again by high ranking North Korean officials.
In October of 1999 the USS Pueblo was moved from Wonson, on the eastern Korean coast, to Nampo, on the western coast of North Korea.
www.online-encyclopedia.info /encyclopedia/u/us/uss_pueblo.html   (708 words)

 n.koreaseizesusspueblo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pueblo first encountered the enemy on January 21, 1968, when a Soviet submarine passed by and was not identified.
The crew of the USS Pueblo was in such a rush to destroy all of the confidential documents as the ship retreated.
The USS Pueblo slowed down again to a speed where it would not be fired at, but was still able to destroy the confidential documents.
www.gfsnet.org /msweb/sixties/usspueblo.htm   (462 words)

 The USS Pueblo Incident
The USS Pueblo incident received little attention in January, 1968 when it began, and almost 35 years later, during the current nuclear drama on the Korean peninsula, it remains unfamiliar to the American public.
The USS Pueblo, initially an Army general purpose supply vessel, was built in 1944.
By the fall, the Pueblo incident was hardly a factor in the elections.
web.mit.edu /ssp/fall02/lerner.htm   (1645 words)

 USS Pueblo Captured(January 23, 1968)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
PUEBLO departed Sasebo, Japan on January 11, 1968 and headed northward through the Tsushima Strait into the Sea of Japan to perfrom her mission; the surveillance of North Korean naval activity, the monitoring and recording of Korean coastal radars and surveillance of soviet naval units operating in the Tsushima Straits.
PUEBLO crew was trying frantically to destroy classified materials; burning and shredding documents and smashing equipment with hammers and axes in the Sod Hut, burning documents in an incinerator behind the stack, and even dumping stuff overboard because the volume of sensitive material on board was too great to be shredded and burned quickly.
After PUEBLO docked in Wonson, her crew, bound and blindfolded, was removed and led in front of a crowd of North Korean civilians which was yelling and screaming insults at the Americans.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/fr/1326591/posts   (4823 words)

 The Cold War Museum - USS Pueblo
On January 11, 1968 the USS Pueblo left its port in Sasebo, Japan to embark on a surveillance mission in the Sea of Japan.
Hence, when the Pueblo found itself the focus of attention from several North Korean jets and subchasers on the afternoon of January 23, 1968, the crew and its captain, Lloyd Mark (Skip) Bucher hoped such activity was only the routine harassment of an enemy reconnaissance ship rather than the initial sign of an impending confrontation.
Fearing the possibility of another war in Asia, Johnson oversaw a diplomatic solution that allowed for the return of the 83 men aboard the USS Pueblo (including the body of the one crewmember killed during the conflict), but not the ship or any of its classified materials.
www.coldwar.org /articles/60s/pueblo.html   (639 words)

 Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia - - USS Pueblo (ager-2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
According to a study by Robert A. Liston published in 1988, the NSA intended for the Pueblo to be seized by the North Koreans in the hopes that they would find and use an encoding machine that would enable U.S. intelligence to monitor traffic between North Korea and China.
Pueblo was cruising in international waters between Japan and Korea when a North Korean patrol boat ordered her to heave to and she was boarded.
Though Pueblo's capture has been described by one intelligence officer as "the greatest intelligence coup of modern times," owing to the secrecy in which the Navy's investigation of the incident was carried out, it is unlikely that all the facts of the case will be brought to light.
college.hmco.com /history/readerscomp/ships/html/sh_073100_usspueblo.htm   (446 words)

 Harold Bowen
Notwithstanding Capt. James Lawrence's time-honored rallying cry in the War of 1812, the Pueblo was given up by its skipper, Cmdr. Lloyd M. Bucher, without firing a shot when it came under attack on Jan. 23, 1968, off the North Korean coast.
Bowen was president of a naval court of inquiry that held two months of hearings on the Pueblo affair in Coronado, Calif., in the winter of 1969.
He said that the Pueblo officers "have suffered enough" and that the inability to anticipate the attack reflected a general failure in the Navy command.
www.mishalov.com /Bowen_H.html   (706 words)

 Flying Yangban: Pueblo wants the Pueblo back
To add to the sybolism of the display, it is docked at the same place where the USS General Sheman was destroyed and its crew massacred in 1866.
Like the Philadelphia, Pueblo should have been destroyed by a US attack immediately after her capture (she was docked in Wonsan harbor for many years before removal to current location).
In the case of the Pueblo, the U.S. would be somewhat obligated to return a Korean flag seized in the 1871 reprisal for the burning of the Sherman.
gopkorea.blogs.com /flyingyangban/2004/09/pueblo_wants_th.html   (1939 words)

 New Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This infamous case is called the Pueblo Incident and the main historical archive of the incidence is the ship USS Pueblo herself, a prized trophy of North Korea.
Captain Bucher of USS Pueblo surrendered his ship and stated that he and his officers, based in Sasobo, Japan, had completed 135 spy missions along the Siberian coasts and were in the process of collecting intelligence data on North Korea when caught in the act by the North Koreans.
The 1886 burning of General Sherman, 1968 capture of USS Pueblo and many other conflicts with the US super power have united the people of North Korea into a union of all for one and one for all - a force of 25 million ready to repulse the United States imperialism.
www.kimsoft.com /2001/pueblo.htm   (896 words)

 USA North Korea Pueblo Incident 1968
Pueblo Incident 1968, capture of the USS Pueblo, a Navy intelligence ship, and its 83 crewmen by North Korean patrol boats off the coast of North Korea on Jan. 23, 1968.
The United States, maintaining that the "Pueblo" had been in international waters, began a military buildup in the area.
It also initiated negotiations that resulted in an agreement that secured the release of the 82 surviving crewmen (one died from wounds suffered during the capture) on Dec. 23, 1968.
www.onwar.com /aced/data/november/nkorea1968.htm   (134 words)

 Senate Resolution Demanding Return of the USS Pueblo
On January 23, 1968, while in international waters, the USS Pueblo was attacked and illegally captured by the North Korean Navy.
At the time of its capture, the USS Pueblo was operating as an intelligence collection auxiliary vessel, and did not pose a threat.
Currently, the environmental research vessel USS Pueblo, AGER-2, is the third ship of the fleet to bear the name of the City and County of Pueblo, CO. Originally the armored cruiser Colorado was renamed the Pueblo in 1916 when a new battleship named Colorado was authorized.
www.fas.org /irp/congress/2002_cr/s041802.html   (448 words)

 Pueblo Incident - Korean War Project
One photo which I heard rumor of from an acquaintance supposedly depicts the U.S.S. Pueblo crew smiling for the North Korean cameras, with the addition of what the Pueblo crew is purported to have referred to as the "Hawaiian Good Luck" sign, the middle finger raised.
Comments: I understand the USS Pueblo was transferred by the N. Koreans from the East coast of Korea to the West coast of Korea via international waters in the latter part of 1999 without US interference.
As part of the response to the USS Pueblo incident, the 4th Tactical Fighter Wing from Seymour Johnson AFB, NC was sent to Kunsan AB.
www.koreanwar.org /html/units/dmz/dmz_pueblo.htm   (5353 words)

 USS Pueblo
The seizure on the high seas of the U.S.S. Pueblo (AGER-2), by the North Koreans on January 23, 1968, was covered by live TV as were few events in recent history.
This is my personal account, and, while the story is that of Capt. Bucher, Rose Bucher, and the crew of the USS Pueblo, this is what happened back in America as seen through my eyes.
Bucher and I, and the relationship between the commander and his crew during the attack on the Pueblo, the internment, and the Court of Inquiry.
www.allenhemphill.com /uss_pueblo.htm   (1438 words)

 Pueblo Incident (The): A Spy Ship and the Failure of American Foreign Policy, by Mitchell B. Lerner - Military Ink   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
And yet a war — one that might have gone nuclear — was what nearly happened when the Pueblo was attacked and captured by North Korean gunships in January 1968.
The Pueblo was an aging cargo ship poorly refurbished as a signals intelligence collector for the top-secret Operation Clickbeetle.
He also addresses such unanswered questions as what the Pueblo's mission exactly was, why the ship had no military support, and how damaging the intelligence loss was to national security.
www.militaryink.com /books/2003/october/0700612963.htm   (607 words)

 usspueblo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The USS PUEBLO was a U. Navy vessel sent on an intelligence mission off the coast of North Korea.
On January 23, 1968, the USS PUEBLO was attacked by North Korean naval vessels and MiG jets.
This site is sponsored by the USS Pueblo Veteran's Association.
www.usspueblo.org   (104 words)

 Osan Korea TDY - USS Pueblo incident
Earlier that day, the USS Pueblo was at work 13 miles from the coast of North Korea when four North Korean patrol boats surrounded the craft.
The Pueblo, armed with two machine guns, offered no resistance to the North Korean crewmen as they scrambled aboard the Pueblo.
As we arrived at Osan Air Base, the 83 crewmen from the Pueblo were being processed into prison at Wonsan.
www.tangoway.com /Biographical/okinawa_korea.htm   (1136 words)

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POWAY ---- Retired Navy Cmdr. Lloyd "Pete" Bucher, who was in charge of the USS Pueblo when the ship and its crew were captured by North Korea in 1968 and held captive for 11 months, died Wednesday evening at Villa Monte Vista nursing home.
The Pueblo was monitoring communist ship movements and gathering other intelligence in international waters off the coast of North Korea when it was attacked by North Korean torpedo boats on Jan. 23, 1968.
The USS Pueblo is a "museum" in North Korea these days.
www.ussyorktown.com /yorktown/bucher.htm   (788 words)

 USS Colorado, ACR-7, WWI
On 14 May 1917 the Destroyer USS Stewart (DD13) is patrolling the harbor entrance outside the mole at Colon when she hears of news that the Pueblo has been in a fight with a German surface raider.
From a report from the Stewart the Pueblo on 16 May, was moored to the dock in Balboa along with the USS St. Louis, USS Whipple and the USS Truxtun was in the dry dock.
The Pueblo was joined by the Pittsburgh (ACR-4), and the Frederick (ACR-8) at Colon, Panama, on 29 May 1917 then proceeded to the South Atlantic for patrol duty operating from Brazilian ports.
freepages.military.rootsweb.com /~cacunithistories/USS_Colorado.html   (4658 words)

 US: The USS Liberty episode
It was only in the mid-80s that survivors formed the USS Liberty Veterans' Association and have called for congressional investigation of the attack.
As for the ship, the intelligence-gathering AGTR5 Liberty, a sister-ship of the USS Pueblo, once it was returned to home port at Newport News, it was sold for scrap, a good way of disposing of the evidence.
In the central Mediterranean, the captain of the USS America launched aircraft to defend the Liberty.
wais.stanford.edu /USA/us_2theusslibertyepisode42703.html   (1309 words)

 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Obituaries / Lloyd Bucher; commanded captured USS Pueblo
Former Navy Commander Lloyd "Pete" Bucher, who commanded the spy ship USS Pueblo when it was captured by North Korea in 1968 and helped his crew survive months of brutal captivity, only to nearly face a court-martial back home, has died.
SAN DIEGO -- Former Navy Commander Lloyd "Pete" Bucher, who commanded the spy ship USS Pueblo when it was captured by North Korea in 1968 and helped his crew survive months of brutal captivity, only to nearly face a court-martial back home, has died.
The lightly armed Pueblo was monitoring communist ship movements and intercepting messages in international waters near the North Korean coast when it was attacked by torpedo boats Jan. 23, 1968.
www.boston.com /news/globe/obituaries/articles/2004/01/30/lloyd_bucher_commanded_captured_uss_pueblo   (594 words)

 AGER 2 Pueblo
She was transferred to the Navy in April 1966 and renamed Pueblo.
The USS Pueblo was part of Operation Clickbeetle, the code-name for electronic and radio intelligence gathering by small non-combatant naval ships that operated close to potential enemies.
The USS Pueblo had been tasked to collect signals intelligence in the Sea of Japan using the “cover” of conducting hydrographic research.
www.globalsecurity.org /intell/systems/ager-2.htm   (619 words)

 North Korea hints at returning USS Pueblo - Boston.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The USS Pueblo, shown underway at sea, was captured late Jan. 22, 1968, by North Korean patrol boats who took it into Wonsan.
The Pueblo ranks low in the hierarchy of irritants causing bad blood between the two countries.
Still, to those involved with the Pueblo -- and to the U.S. Navy -- the ship's plight is far more than a footnote to the history of the Cold War.
www.boston.com /news/nation/washington/articles/2005/09/07/north_korea_hints_at_returning_uss_pueblo   (709 words)

 Resolution Demanding the Return of the USS Pueblo
On January 23, 1968, the USS Pueblo was unjustly attacked and captured by [[Page S1754]] the North Korean Navy, becoming the first United States Navy ship to be hijacked on the high seas by a foreign military force in over 150 years.
It is interesting to note that the USS Pueblo I am calling on the North Koreans to return today is in fact the third ship of the fleet to be named in honor of the city and county of Pueblo, located in my home State of Colorado.
The second USS Pueblo was a city class frigate which served from 1944 to 1946.
www.fas.org /irp/congress/2003_cr/sr29.html   (624 words)

 Role of USS Collett in USS Pueblo Incident   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Also remember seeing some of the PUEBLO's officers, including the skipper, in the Black Ship Lounge at the O Club during that period.
COLLETT and the other DD would be shotguns for OZBOURN, laying down suppressing fire in the vicinity of PUEBLO while OZBOURN went alongside and grappled/secured PUEBLO with assistance of the Marines, who were to be put aboard the ship, get rid of the resistance, and cut PUEBLO loose from the pier.
To the crew of the PUEBLO, thank you for your sacrifices and duty to country.
lin-m.com /collett/stories/d_watson/Collett%20and%20Pueblo.htm   (1221 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Obituaries -- Commander of Pueblo unbowed by surrender
The lightly armed Pueblo was attacked and seized Jan. 23, 1968, by North Korean gunboats.
In May 1969, with the Pueblo incident still fresh in the nation's mind, Bucher was assigned to Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey and later to a position in San Diego with the 11th Naval District.
His executive officer on the Pueblo, Edward R. Murphy Jr., with whom he disagreed on several issues, wrote a rebuttal of sorts in "Second in Command: The Uncensored Account of the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo," which was published in 1971.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/obituaries/20040130-9999_1n30bucher.html   (1274 words)

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