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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Built as the yacht Ko-Asa in 1936 at M. M. Davis & Sons, Solomons, MD.
Acquired by the US Navy, 21 July 1942
Placed in service, 14 August 1942, LCDR. William F. Ives, USNR, officer in charge
Assigned to the 7th Naval District Local Defense Force, Port Everglades section, Gulf Sea Frontier Force
Renamed Luster (IX-82), 2 September 1942
Placed out of service, 24 March 1943
Placed in service, 22 January 1944, assigned to the Supervisor of Salvage, USN, Miami
Placed out of service, 26 June 1944
Laid up at Coast Guard Patrol Base, Port Everglades
Transferred to the War Shipping Administration (WSA), 20 December 1944
Final Disposition, sold, fate unknown
Displacement 68 t.
Length 82' 6"
Draft 5' 6"
Speed 8 kts.
Propulsion system unknown
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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