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USS Yellowstone (AD-41)

Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Alpha - Golf
NJAG
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation -Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Second Row - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon - National Defense Service Medal - Southwest Asia Service Medal (2)
Third Row - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia) - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)


Yellowstone Class Destroyer Tender:
  • Laid down, 27 June 1977 at National Steel and Shipbuilding, San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 27 January 1979
  • Commissioned USS Yellowstone (AD-41), 28 June 1980, at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, CAPT. John R. Campbell in command
  • Decommissioned, 31 January 1996, at Naval Station, Norfolk, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 7 April 1999
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Fort Eustis, VA.
  • Final Disposition, title transfer to MARAD, 28 July 2001 for disposal, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 13,315 t.(lt) 20,263 t.(fl)
    Length 642'
    Beam 85'
    Draft 27'
    Speed 20kts.
    Complement 1,500
    Armament one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
    Propulsion two boilers, steam turbines, one shaft, 20,000 shaft horsepower

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    Yellowstone 44k USS Yellowstone (AD-41) ships plaque Mike Winar and Joe Muckalutz
    Yellowstone 72k USS Yellowstone (AD-41) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Jeffrey Croy
    USS Yellowstone Home page
    Yellowstone 571k USS Yellowstone (AD-41) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr. and
    John Rutherford USS Yellowstone
    Yellowstone 93k USS Yellowstone (AD-41) underway, date and location unknown.
    Richard Leonhardt
    Yellowstone 104k USS Yellowstone (AD-41) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Jeffrey Croy
    USS Yellowstone Home page
    Yellowstone 110k USS Yellowstone (AD-41) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Jeffrey Croy
    USS Yellowstone Home page
    Yellowstone 43k USS Yellowstone (AD-41) underway, date and location unknown.
    ©Marine Photos, San Diego, CA.
    Mike Smolinski
    Yellowstone 54k USS Yellowstone (AD-41) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, July 1984.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    FFG-8 USS McInerney 61 USS Yellowstone (AD-41) with USS Bainbridge (CGN-25) and USS McInerney (FF-8) alongside, 25 October 1988, Augusta Bay, Sicily.
    US Navy photo DNST8902095 by JO1 Millie Tamberg, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center collections.
    Fred Weiss
    FFG-8 USS McInerney 61 USS Yellowstone (AD-41) services from left to right; USS McInerney (FFG-8), USS Bainbridge (CG-25), USS McCandless (FF-1084), and USS Voge (FF-1047), 1 November 1988, Augusta Bay, Sicily.
    US Navy photo DNST8908630 by JO1 Millie Tamberg
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Yellowstone 1265k USS Yellowstone (AD-41) arriving at Genoa, Italy, 9 October 1992. Photo by Carlo Martinelli


    For more photos and information about USS Yellowstone, see;
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
  • MARAD Vessel History Database
  • Commissioning Booklet (cover only)
  • Welcome Aboard Pamphlet (1980)
  • Welcome Aboard Pamphlet (2)
  • USS Yellowstone
  • Commanding Officers

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

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