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USS Muir (DE 770)

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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/ 1 star - World War II Victory Medal

Class: Cannon
Type: DET (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, long hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1240 tons (light), 1620 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 GM Mod. 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 21 kts
Range: 10,800 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 201
Muir (DE 770) Building and Operational Data:
  • 01 June 1943: Keel laid by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, Fla.
  • 04 June 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Witten H. McConnochie, sister of the late Lieutenant (jg.) Muir
  • 30 August 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr. Theodore A. O’Gorman, USNR, in command
  • 27 October 1945: Visited Houston, Tex, to represent the Navy at the country's huge post-war Navy Day Celebration in company with CL-81, DD-888, DD-889, SS-260, SS-268, and SS-484.
  • September 1947: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla. after 3 years of service
  • 02 February 1956: Transferred (MAP) to South Korea at the Boston Naval Shipyard, renamed ROKS Kyong Ki (F-71)
  • 15 November 1974: Struck from the NVR
  • 28 December 1977: Struck from the ROK Navy, transferred to the Philippines for cannibalization
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    Muir 160k 30 August 1944: Tampa, Fla. - USS Muir commissioning, Cap't Doggett reads Muir's commissioning orders. Tom Hayden
    Muir 177k 30 August 1944: Tampa, Fla. - USS Muir commissioning, CO Lt. Theodore A. O'Gorman (sooon to be Lcdr.) reads Muir's commissioning orders.
    Muir 171k 30 August 1944: Tampa, Fla. - USS Muir's commanding officer leads his crew saluting the raising of the ship's colors for the first time.
    Muir 153k 30 August 1944: Tampa, Fla. - USS Muir's crew portrait.
    Muir 195k 30 August 1944: Tampa, Fla. - USS Muir's officers portrait (Tom's Dad, Ensign Jack Hayden is on the far right).
    Muir 149k 30 August 1944: Tampa, Fla. - USS Muir's first portrait after being commissioned.
    Muir 44k 1945: Muir nested with Carter (DE 112), Sutton (DE 771), and Neal A. Scott (DE 769) Nick Tiberio
    Muir 68k date and location unknown. (Photo by Kathleen's grandfather, Robert Edwin Seger RM3/c USS LST 506) Kathleen Mayo Kendrick
    Muir 149k Undated photo of ROKS Kyong Ki (F-71). The ship, ex-USS Muir (DE 770), was transferred to Korea in 1956.
    (U.S. Navy photo #NH 45332 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
    Mike Green

    Muir History
    View the USS Muir (DE 770) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

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