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USS Dixie (AD-14)

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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons






Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon
Second Row - Navy Expeditionary Medal (2 Iran/Indian Ocean) - China Service Medal (extended) - American Defense Service Medal
Third Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Fourth Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Korean Service Medal (5)
Fifth Row - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2-Vietnam) - Humanitarian Service Medal (1-Typhoon Pamela) - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
Sixth Row - Philippines Liberation Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

Dixie Class Destroyer Tender:
  • Laid down as the lead ship of the Dixie Class Destroyer Tenders, 17 March 1938, at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
  • Launched, 27 May 1939
  • Commissioned USS Dixie (AD-14), 25 April 1940, LCDR. G. H. Bahm in command
  • During the Korean War USS Dixie participated in the following campaigns:

    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates 1951-52 Campaigns and Dates 1953
    First UN Counter Offensive
    30 January to 3 February 1951
    Third Korean Winter
    11 to 13 April 1953
    Second Korean Winter
    25 to 27 February 1952
    24 to 27 March 1952
    Korea, Summer-Fall 1953
    30 to 31 May 1953
    Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952
    2 to 5 May 1952
    25 to 26 June 1952
    7 to 8 July 1952
    20 to 23 March 1953
     

  • Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register 15 June 1982
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., 17 February 1983
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 17 February 1983 and towed to Taiwan for dismantling
  • USS Dixie received five battle stars for Korean War service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 18,000 t. (lim)
    Length 530' 6"
    Beam 73' 4"
    Draft 24' 6"
    Speed 19.6 kts. (trial)
    Complement
    officer 56
    enlisted 1,206
    Armament
    four 5"/38 dual purpose gun mounts
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    Largest boom capacity 20 t.
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 24,555 Bbls.
    Diesel 2,705 Bbls.
    Propulsion
    two New York Shipbuilding Parsons-design steam turbines
    four Babcock & Wilcox "A" (three drum expansion type) boilers 403psi 720°.
    double De Laval Main Reduction Gear
    four turbo-drive 750Kw 450V A. C. Ship's Service Generators
    two propellers, 11,000shp

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    Dixie 90k USS Dixie (AD-14) on her trials at 9kts on the range off Rockland, Maine, 27 March 1940. Gun mounts 52 and 53 lack shields or any other protection.
    US National Archives RG-19-LCM photo # 19-N-21787, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Robert Hurst
    Dixie 97k Broadside view of USS Dixie (AD-14) near the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 20 May 1940.
    US Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst
    Dixie 34k USS Dixie (AD-14), with USS Long (DD-209) alongside, circa 1940. Of special note are the gun mounts on Long, she was one of only two "flush deckers" to be armed with twin 4" weapons.
    US Navy photo # NH 89401 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command.
    USNH&HC
    Dixie 414k USS Dixie (AD-14) at anchor, circa 1945-1946, location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    David Buell
    Dixie 78k USS Dixie (AD-14) at anchor circa 1942 in Measure 22 camouflage. All four 5"/38 gun mounts have had splinter protection tubs added around them. The splinter protection tubs around gun mounts 51 and 54 were removed circa 1943 but retained around the open mounts.
    US National Archives RG-19-LCM photo # 19-N-21759, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Robert Hurst
    Dixie 109k USS Dixie (AD-14) with USS Harmon (DE-678) and another Destroyer Escort in-board of Harmon, at Hawthorne Sound, New Georgia, May 1944. Note Dixie is painted Camouflage Measure 32, Design 3Ax.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-238416, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Dixie 205k USS Dixie (AD-14) at anchor in Leyte, circa April-May 1945.
    Note the ship's jack is at half staff, dating the photo to the period of mourning for the death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on 12 April 1945.. Dixie is painted Camouflage Measure 32, Design. US Navy photo
    Darryl Baker
    Dixie 233k USS Dixie (AD-14) at anchor with a nest of destroyers alongside at Leyte, circa April-May 1945. The destroyers are from left to right:
    USS Compton (DD-705),
    USS Ault (DD-698),
    USS Charles S. Sperry (DD-697),
    USS English (DD-696)
    USS John W. Weeks (DD-701), and
    USS Borie (DD-704).
    Note Dixie is painted Camouflage Measure 32, Design. US Navy photo
    Darryl Baker
    Dixie 90k USS Dixie (AD-14) taking wound/injured sailor aboard, date and location unknown.
    wire photo.
    Tommy Trampp
    Dixie 41k USS Dixie (AD-14) underway, date and location unknown. Louis Drinovsky
    Dixie 145k USS Dixie (AD-14) BMC Reid supervising Second Division sailors as they use the starboard crane to hoist a destroyer propeller on board at Sasebo, Japan, circa July to September 1950.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, September 1950
    Photo supplied by Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret. Caption information supplied by Dick Marlin BMSN USS Dixie 1948-1951, Second Div.
    Dixie 76k USS Dixie (AD-14) at Sasebo, Japan with
    USS John A. Bole (DD 755),
    USS Buck (DD 761),
    USS John W. Thomason (DD 760), and
    USS Lofberg (DD 759) moored to port, circa 1953.
    Wayne Schafer
    Dixie 89k USS Dixie (AD-14) at San Diego, CA. with Destroyer Squadron Eleven alongside. Identifiable ships present and moored on Dixie's port side include;
    USS Wiltsie (DD-716),
    USS Theodore E. Chandler (DD-717) and
    USS Chevalier (DD-805).
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine August 1960.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Dixie 104k USS Dixie (AD-14) departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard after overhaul, 15 June 1961. She was steaming back to her homeport at San Diego. Note gun mount 52 still lacks a shield and retains its wartime protective tub. The after 5"/38 mounts have been removed and replaced by helicopter facilities.
    US Navy photo # USN 1056334.
    Robert Hurst
    Dixie 102k USS Dixie (AD-14) at San Diego, CA. with a nest of six destroyers moored port side to. Ships present (inboard to outboard):
    USS Gregory (DD-802),
    USS Stoddard (DD-566),
    USS Isherwood (DD-520),
    USS Mullany (DD-528),
    USS Hanson (DD-832)
    and
    USS Tassig (DD-746).
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine March 1963.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Dixie 53k USS Dixie (AD-14) underway off Point Loma while exiting San Diego Bay, date unknown.
    ©Marine Photos, San Diego, CA.
    Mike Smolinski
    Dixie 85k USS Dixie (AD-14) at Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 28 February 1966 © Richard Leonhardt
    Dixie 92k USS Dixie (AD-14) at Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 28 February 1966. USS Finch (DER-328) alongside, inboard, to port, with USS Stickell (DD-888) outboard, port side. © Richard Leonhardt
    Dixie 56k USS Dixie (AD-14) at Subic Bay with two destroyers and a yard oiler alongside, date unknown. Photo by Larry Backus USS Bausell
    Dixie 84k USS Dixie (AD-14) with a nest of six destroyers moored starboard side to, date and location unknown. Ships present (inboard to outboard):
    USS Uhlmann (DD-687),
    USS Walker (DD-517),
    USS Taylor (DD-468),
    USS Boyd (DD-544),
    USS Bausell (DD-845)
    and
    USS Richard B. Anderson (DD-786).
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine August 1970.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Dixie 48k USS Dixie (AD-14) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    ©Marine Photos, San Diego, CA.
    Mike Smolinski
    Dixie 125k USS Dixie (AD-14) underway off the southern California coast, 1 April 1976.
    US Navy photo # USN 1167091.
    Robert Hurst
    Dixie 67k USS Dixie (AD-14) underway off the southern California coast, 1 April 1976.
    US Navy photos.
    Fred Weiss
    Dixie 66k
    Dixie 69k
    Dixie 83k USS Dixie (AD-14) transiting the Panama Canal David McCormick
    Dixie 78k USS Dixie (AD-14) moored to a buoy at Diego Garcia, in 1980 with USS Cook (FF-1083) to starboard and probably USS Los Angeles (SSN-688) to port. Dixie's crew was changing out one of Cook's screws. A job really done by a tender while deployed.
    US Navy photo
    Courtesy Gordon Bennett HTC (SW) USN Ret.
    Dixie 123k USS Dixie (AD-14) underway during her WestPac deployment, circa 1980, location unknown Tommy Trampp
    Dixie 328k USS Dixie (AD-14) at San Diego returning from a WESTPAC cruise. 12 June 1980.
    US Navy photo # K128615 by PH2 Felimon Barbante.
    Ed Zajkowski
    Dixie 124k USS Dixie (AD-14) underway, date and location unknown Tommy Trampp
    Dixie 100k USS Dixie (AD-14) plaque Tommy Trampp


    For more photos and information about USS Dixie, see:
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
  • Commanding Officers

  • Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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