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USS Muir (DE 770)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
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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
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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||30 August 1944: Tampa, Fla. - USS Muir commissioning, Cap't Doggett reads Muir's commissioning orders.
||30 August 1944: Tampa, Fla. - USS Muir commissioning, CO Lt. Theodore A. O'Gorman (sooon to be Lcdr.) reads Muir's commissioning orders.
||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.
||30 August 1944: Tampa, Fla. - USS Muir's crew portrait.
||30 August 1944: Tampa, Fla. - USS Muir's officers portrait (Tom's Dad, Ensign Jack Hayden is on the far right).
||30 August 1944: Tampa, Fla. - USS Muir's first portrait after being commissioned.
||1945: Muir nested with Carter (DE 112),
Sutton (DE 771), and Neal A. Scott (DE 769)
||date and location unknown. (Photo by Kathleen's grandfather, Robert Edwin Seger RM3/c USS LST 506)
||Kathleen Mayo Kendrick
||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)
|View the USS Muir (DE 770) DANFS history entry
located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
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