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Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|31 October 1945 to 20 January 1946||21 January to 3 April 1946|
Vietnam War Campaign
|Campaign and Dates|
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III, 3 to 22 November 1967|
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|USS Markab (AD-21)
|75k||USS Markab (AD-21) moored pierside at Mobile, AL. 6 October 1942 upon completion of conversion to a Destroyer
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo #s 19-N-35502 & 19-N-35500, US Navy Bureau of Ships photos now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|44k||USS Markab (AD-21) underway, 7 October 1942, location unknown.
US Navy photo
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.|
|328k||USS Markab (AD-21) with USS Salt Lake City (CA-25)
alongside at Dutch harbor Alaska, Territory of Alaska, 29 March 1943. The cruiser is being repaired after being damaged in the Battle of the Komandorski Islands three
days earlier. At left is USS Coghlan (DD 606) and another unidentified destroyer.
US National Archives, Photo # 80-G-299023
|16k||USS Markab (AD-21) moored to a buoy, circa 1943, at either Pearl Harbor or in Alaska.
US National Archives photo, RG-19-LCM, photo # unassigned, a US Navy photo, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|165k||USS Markab (AD-21) moored in Smugglers Cove near Skagway Alaska with destroyers alongside in 1943.||Steve Franklin|
|84k||Stern view of USS Markab (AD-21) underway off San Francisco, 19 February 1944.
Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 1166-44
|66k||Broadside view of USS Markab (AD-21) underway off San Francisco, 19 February 1944.
Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 1168-44
|82k||Bow on view of USS Markab (AD-21) underway off San Francisco, 19 February 1944. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in the background.
Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 1170-44
|82k||USS Markab (AD-21) underway in San Francisco Bay, 19 February 1944.
US National Archives photo, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-63608, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|177k||USS Markab (AD-21) in a Pacific anchorage, with five destroyers alongside, circa 1944 or early 1945. The destroyer closest to Markab is of the "round bridge" Fletcher class, otherwise unidentified. The others are, from center to right:
USS Longshaw (DD-559);
USS Preston (DD-795);
USS Porterfield (DD-682) and
USS Cassin Young (DD-793). Wartime censors have retouched the photograph to remove all radar antennas.
US Navy photo # NH 99281 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command.
|133k||USS Markab (AD-21) laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Orange,TX., circa 1947-1952.
Of note are the five self-propelled lighters (YF)s moored in the foreground, they include; from right to left:
US Navy photo from Naval Station Orange, TX.
|94k||USS Markab (AD-21) moored to a buoy in Narragansett Bay, off Naval Station Newport, circa 1954 with USS Fred T. Barry (DD-858) and USS Norris (DD-859) alongside||William J Campbell|
|84k||USS Markab (AD-21) moored to a buoy, circa 1956.
US Navy photo
|192k||USS Markab (AD-21) with destroyers
USS Dashiel (DD-659)
USS Isherwood (DD-520)
USS Power (DD-839) and
USS William C. Lawe (DD-763) alongside at Yokosuka, Japan, date unknown.
|Mark Roberts, Destroyersonline.com|
|USS Markab (AR-23)
|259k||USS Markab (AR-23) "Repair Facilities Available for Forces Afloat" booklet provided to ships alongside for serves and repair, 1961.||Robert M. Cieri|
|78k||USS Markab (AR-23) underway in 1961, location unknown.
US Navy photo from 1966/67 Edition of "Jane's Fighting Ships"
|164k||USS Markab (AR-23) with USS Leonard F. Mason (DD-852) and USS Henry W. Tucker (DD-875) alongside at Yokosuka, Japan, 21 June 1966||©Richard Leonhardt|
|133k||USS Markab (AR-23) at Yokosuka, Japan, 14 July 1966, with destroyers alongside: to port,
USS Everett F. Larson (DD-830) and to starboard, USS Radford (DD-446), with two sisters, and USS James E. Kyes (DD-787), far right.
US Navy photo # USN 1118931, from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|117k||Passing under the Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco USS Markab (AR-23) returns to her homeport at NAS Alameda after completing her 1966 WESTPAC deployment.
US Navy photo.
|Richard Miller BMCS USN Ret.|
|447k||USS Markab (AR-23) at Yokosuka in October 1967 with USS Bronstein (DE-1037) alongside.||Photo by Darryl Baker|
|67k||Stern view of USS Markab (AR-23) moored in Subic Bay, P.I., circa 1967 with ships alongside.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|362k||Aerial view of the piers at NAS Alameda, circa early July 1969. Ships present include from front to back:
USS Enterprise (CVAN-65),
USS Hancock (CVA-19),
USS Markab (AR-23) with
USS Pictor (AF-54) outboard, and
USS Procyon (AF-61) forward of them, and
USS Coral Sea (CVA-43)
|Robert M. Cieri|
|108k||USS Markab (AR-23) Decommissioning Ceremony booklet, 19 December 1969.||Robert M. Cieri|
|83k||USS Markab (AR-23) moored at the Mare Island Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Markab serviced as headquarters ship, providing offices, maintenance ships, etc., 25 March 1972.||Steve Newbauer|
|85k||Ships moored at Mare Island Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, 23 May 1972. include APL-3 in the foreground and ex-USS Markab (AR-23) and ex-USS Nereus (AS-17) in the background. Photo from "Warship Boneyards" by Kit and Carolyn Bonner, (Courtesy L. Cote).||Robert Hurst|
For more photos and information about USS Markab, see:
|01||CAPT. Brown, Allen Dudley||15 June 1941 - 3 October 1943|
|02||CAPT. Farrell, Leo Bernard||3 October 1943 - 20 April 1945|
|03||CAPT. Prosser, Albert L.||20 April 1945 -18 July 1946|
|03||LT. Henderson, Paul Edwin, USN||18 July 1946 - January 1947|
|Decommissioned||January 1947 - 26 February 1952|
|04||CAPT. McCoy, Melvyn Harvey (photo as LCDR)||26 February 1952 - 15 August 1953|
|05||CAPT. Matthews, Mitchell Dudley :RADM||15 August 1953 - 11 May 1954|
|06||CAPT. Heckey, Albert R.||11 May 1954 - 23 February 1955|
|07||CAPT. Lambert, David :RADM||23 February 1955 - 3 December 1955|
|08||CAPT. Keating, Gordon Ripley||3 December 1955 - 31 July 1956|
|Decommissioned||31 July 1956 - 1 July 1960|
|09||CAPT. Westbrook Jr., Edwin Monroe||1 July 1960 - 22 December 1961|
|10||CAPT. McFarland, Farrell Burton||22 December 1961 - 18 March 1964|
|11||CAPT. Jones Jr., Bennie West||18 March 1964 - May 1965|
|12||CAPT. Hoeppner, Frederick Richard||May 1965 - 11 May 1966|
|13||CAPT. Gibson, Charles Cornelius||11 May 1966 - 18 January 1968|
|14||CAPT. Cummings Jr., Edward Mark||18 January 1968 - 31 October 1969|
|15||LCDR. Thurber, John Davis||31 October 1969 - 19 December 1969|
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