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Contributed by Al Grazevich

USS Yellowstone (AD-27)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Bravo - Yankee
NWBY
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Expeditionary Medal (1-Cuba) - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Europe clasp) - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon


Shenandoah Class Destroyer Tender:
  • Laid down, 16 October 1944 under a Maritime Commission contract at Todd-Pacific Shipyards Inc., Tacoma, WA.
  • Launched, 12 April 1945
  • Commissioned USS Yellowstone (AD-27), 11 January 1946, CAPT. J. A. Ferrall, Jr., in command
  • USS Yellowstone was assigned to Occupation service in the European area for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    7 August to 22 November 1947
    25 May to 13 July 1948
    12 March to 28 July 1949
    9 June to 29 October 1950
    22 October 1951 to 13 February 1952
    9 June to 9 November 1953
    19 to 25 October 1955

  • Decommissioned, 11 September 1974
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 September 1974
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration for disposal
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 2 September 1975, to Luria Bros. Co. Inc, for $601,666.78
    Specifications:
    Displacement 11,755 t.(lt) 16,900 t.(fl)
    Length 492'
    Beam 69' 6"
    Draft 28'
    Speed 18 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 59
    Enlisted 918
    Largest Boom Capacity 30t.
    Armament
    two single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mounts
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    twenty-two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 16,105Bbls
    Diesel 4,415Bbls
    Propulsion
    one Westinghouse geared turbine engines
    two Foster and Wheeler D-type boilers 435psi 740°
    double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gear
    Ship's Service Generators
    four turbo-drive 750Kw 450V A.C.
    two turbo-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    single propeller, 8,500 shp

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    Cone 93k USS Yellowstone (AD-27) with USS Cone (DD-866) and USS Stribling (DD-867) alongside, date and location unknown. Photo by Bill Wozniak Rick Rowan
    Yellowstone 413k USS Yellowstone (AD-27) at anchor, date and location unknown. Ed Zajkowski
    Yellowstone 85k USS Yellowstone (AD-27) outboard of USS Grand Canyon (AD-28) moored in the Mediterranean, circa late 1940s Rick Rowan
    Photo by Bill Wozniak USS Yellowstone (AD-27)
    Yellowstone 194k USS Yellowstone (AD-27) in the Mediterranean with three destroyers alongside. From inboard to outboard USS Robert H. McCard (DD-822), unidentified DD, and USS Stickell (DD-888) circa late 1940s Rick Rowan
    Photo by Bill Wozniak USS Yellowstone (AD-27)
    Yellowstone 52k USS Yellowstone (AD-27) leaving Valletta Harbor, Malta, circa 1947 Submitted by Rick Rowan, photo by Bill Wozniak USS Yellowstone (AD-27)
    Yellowstone 83k USS Yellowstone (AD-27) in the Mediterranean with USS Cone (DD-866) and USS Stribling (DD-867) alongside, circa 1947. Submitted by Rick Rowan, photo by Bill Wozniak USS Yellowstone (AD-27)
    Yellowstone 81k USS Yellowstone (AD-27) tending two unidentified destroyers, in the Mediterranean, circa 1947. Submitted by Rick Rowan, photo by Bill Wozniak USS Yellowstone (AD-27)
    Yellowstone 77k USS Yellowstone (AD-27) at Augusta Bay, Sicily, 1950, ships alongside to starboard; USSSea Robin (SS-407), USS Torsk (SS-423), USS Sea Leopard (SS-483), USS Burrfish (SS-312) to port; USS John R Pierce (DD-753), USS Barton (DD-722), USS Shea (DM-30), and in the background USS Harry F. Bauer (DM-26) Paul Roggeman USS Sea Robin web site
    Yellowstone 66k USS Yellowstone (AD-27) with destroyers and submarines alongside circa 1950. The destroyers are USS Rich (DD-820), USS Damato (DD-871), and USS William M. Wood (DD-715). One of the early Guppy conversion submarines is alongside to starboard.
    US Navy photo # NH 99871 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    Tony Cowart
    Yellowstone 69k USS Yellowstone (AD-27) with destroyers and submarines alongside circa 1950. The destroyers are USS Rich (DD-820), USS Damato (DD-871), and USS William M. Wood (DD-715). One of the early Guppy conversion submarines is alongside to starboard.
    US Navy photo # NH 99872 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    Tony Cowart
    Yellowstone 39k USS Yellowstone (AD-27) underway in the Mediterranean Sea, circa 1956. Photo by Larry Bohn
    Yellowstone 197k USS Yellowstone (AD-27) moored at Naval Station Mayport, FL., date unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Mike Smolinski
    Yellowstone 126k USS Yellowstone (AD-27) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Jeffrey Croy USS Yellowstone web site
    Yellowstone 49k USS Yellowstone (AD-27) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Jeffrey Croy USS Yellowstone web site
    Yellowstone 68k USS Yellowstone (AD-27) renders service to USS Allen M. Sumner (DD-692), USS Hunt (DD-674) and USS Sarfsfield (DD-837) at Naval Station Mayport, FL., date unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, August 1961
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Yellowstone 52k USS Yellowstone (AD-27) underway, date and location unknown.
    © Atlantic Fleet Sales, Norfolk, VA.
    Jeffrey Croy USS Yellowstone web site
    Yellowstone 31k Sailors man the rails as USS Yellowstone (AD-27) enters port, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst
    Yellowstone 80k USS Yellowstone (AD-27) moored in a Mediterranean port with an unidentified ATF alongside, date unknown. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Yellowstone 55k USS Yellowstone (AD-27) moored with destroyers alongside, circa 1969, location unknown. Destroyers alongside include USS Turner (DD-834). Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.


    For more photos and information about USS Yellowstone, see;
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
  • MARAD Vessel History Database
  • USS Yellowstone (AD-27)

  • Commanding Officers
    01 CAPT. Farrell Jr., J. A.16 January 1946 - 1 July 1947
    02 CAPT. Gill, Charles Clifford 1 July 1947 - 17 June 1948
    03 CAPT. Biederman, Karl Joseph :RADM17 June 1948 - 31 July 1949
    04 CAPT. Guitar, Wallace Estill 31 July 1949 - 3 August 1950
    05 CAPT. Hoffner, Carleton Crosby :RADM3 August 1950 - 13 March 1952
    06 CAPT. Kunz Jr., Chester Arthur13 March 1952 - 12 June 1953
    07 CAPT. Laning, Caleb Barrett :RADM12 June 1953 - 8 September 1954
    08 CAPT. Atkins, Griswold Terry, USN (30) 21 September 1955 - 31 August 1956
    09 CAPT. Miller, Edwin Swain :RADM31 August 1956 - 8 July 1957
    10 CAPT. Hardy, Robert James 8 July 1957 - 2 May 1958
    11 CAPT. Risser, Robert Dunlap 2 May 1958 - 8 July 1959
    12 CAPT. Nibbs, Alan M. 8 July 1959 - 9 June 1960
    13 CAPT. Smith, Hinton I. 9 June 1960 - 14 July 1961
    14 CAPT. Little, Ashley Jewell 14 July 1961 - 3 August 1962
    15 CAPT. King Jr., Jerome H. (Jerry) :VADM3 August 1962 - 28 July 1963
    16 CAPT. Turner, Carol Anton 28 July 1963 - 10 July 1964
    17 CAPT. Murphy, Pleasant Lawrence 10 July 1964 - 29 August 1965
    18 CAPT. Flory, Edwin Brook29 August 1965 - 14 December 1966
    19 CAPT. Cone, Warren Mason :RADM14 December 1966 - 1 June 1968
    20 CAPT. Perry, Dale Steel1 June 1968 - 18 September 1969
    21 CAPT. Wood, Robert Dale 18 September 1969 - 15 March 1971
    22 CAPT. Meanix Jr., William Henry15 March 1971 - 5 February 1973
    23 CAPT. Baty, Edward McCoy 5 February 1973 - 15 August 1974
    24 CDR. Meyers, Michael Stanley15 August 1974 - 11 September 1974
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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