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USS Deliver (ARS-23)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Alpha - Juliet
NJAJ
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons






Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (27-28FEB68)
Second Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (2) - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Third Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Fourth Row - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Korean Service Medal (3) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1-Op. Frequent Wind)
Fifth Row - Vietnam Service Medal (9) - Humanitarian Service Medal (Frequent Wind) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (3)
Sixth Row - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)


Diver Class Rescue and Salvage Ship:
  • Laid down, 2 April 1943, at Basalt Rock Co. Inc., Napa, CA.
  • Launched, 25 September 1943
  • Commissioned USS Deliver (ARS-23), 14 July 1944
  • During the World War II USS Deliver (ARS-23) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 20 April to 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS Deliver was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    14 September to 8 December 194517 April to 1 September 1947
    10 to 14 September 194815 September to 15 December 1948

  • During the Korean War USS Deliver participated in the following campaigns:
    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    UN Summer-Fall Offensive
    21 July1951
    17 August to 7 September 1951
    13 September 1951
    21 September 1951
    9 to 27 October 1951
    4 to 21 November 1951
    Korea, Summer-Fall 1953
    21 to 24 May 1953
    9 June to 3 July 1953
    21 to 27 July 1953
    Second Korean Winter
    22 to 29 November 1951
    2 to 7 December 1951
    1 to 19 January 1952
     

  • During the Vietnam War USS Deliver participated in the following campaigns:
    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
    24 July to 25 August 1966
    Sanctuary Counteroffensive
    29 May to 11 June 1970
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
    26 December 1967 to 24 January 1968
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VII
    6 July to 5 August 1970
    19 August to 3 September 1970
    5 to 24 October 1970
    Tet Counteroffensive
    26 February to 29 March 1968
    Consolidation I
    29 to 30 November 1971
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV
    21 April to 23 May 1968
    24 May -MAY to 10 June 1968
    Consolidation II
    30 January to 12 March 1972
    Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
    10 to 25 August 1969
     

  • Decommissioned, struck from the Naval Register, 1 August 1979, at Pearl Harbor, HI.
  • Transferred (sold) to South Korea under the Security Assistance Program, 15 August 1979
  • Current Disposition, active in South Korean Navy
  • USS Deliver received one battle star for World War II service and three battle stars for Korean War service and nine campaign stars for Vietnam War service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,530 t.(lt).1,900 t.(fl)
    Length 213' 5"
    Beam 39'
    Draft 14' 4" (lim)
    Speed 12 kts.
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    Complement
    7 Officers
    113 Enlisted
    Armament
    three twin 40mm gun mounts, reduced to one single 40mm gun mount, during 1963-64 overhaul
    four .50 cal machine guns, removed during 1963-64 overhaul
    Fuel Capacities
    Diesel 2,300 Bbls
    Gasoline 2,450 Gals
    Propulsion
    two 6-cylinder Cooper Bessemerr GSB-8 diesel-electric engines
    single Faribanks-Morse Main Reduction Gears
    Ship's Service Generators
    two Diesel-drive 200Kw 120V D.C.
    one Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
    twin propellers, 3,000 SHP

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    Deliver 64k USS Deliver (ARS-23) underway, date and location unknown. Submitted by Bill Bach to National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
    Deliver 67k Bow on view of USS Deliver (ARS-23) departing Navy Yard Mare Island, 25 March 1946.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 1205-46.
    Darryl Baker
    Deliver 94k Broadside view of USS Deliver (ARS-23) departing Navy Yard Mare Island, 25 March 1946. Deliver was in overhaul at Navy Yard Mare Island from 28 February to 8 April 1946.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 1203-46.
    Darryl Baker
    Deliver 54k Stern view of USS Deliver (ARS-23) departing Navy Yard Mare Island, 25 March 1946.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 1201-46.
    Darryl Baker
    Deliver 126k Forward plan view of USS Deliver (ARS-23) at Navy Yard Mare Island, 17 October 1946. Deliver was under repair at Navy Yard Mare Island from 9 October 1946 to 2 January 1947.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 3612-46.
    Darryl Baker
    Deliver 55k USS Deliver (ARS-23) with USS Apogon (SS-308) alongside, date and location unknown. Submitted by Bill Bach to National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
    Deliver 22k USS Deliver (ARS-23) underway, date and location unknown. Submitted by Dennis Stephenson to National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
    Deliver 98k USS Deliver (ARS-23) pierside, October 1960, Pearl Harbor, H.I. Charles Tremblay EN2 USN USS Sunnadin
    Deliver 45k USS Deliver (ARS-23) underway, date and location unknown. Tom Langford
    Deliver 110k USS Deliver (ARS-23) underway off Oahu, Hawaii, 13 April 1963. Her original two 40mm twin gun mounts and their large gun tubs have been replaced with a single 40mm gun on the center line on the signal bridge.
    US Navy photo # KN-5507 courtesy Shipscribe.
    Mike Green


    For more photos and information about USS Deliver, see;
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
  • National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
  • Commanding Officers

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

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