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USS Whidbey (AG-141)
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USAT FS-395 (1945 - 1947)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - National Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - Korean Service Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)


Whidbey Class Miscellaneous Auxiliary:
  • Laid down in 1944, at Decatur, AL.
  • Delivered to the US Army, as FS-395, 2 January 1945
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 22 February 1947, at NOB Subic Bay, Philippine Islands
  • Commissioned, Miscellaneous Auxiliary, USS Whidbey (AG-141), 8 August 1947, at NOB Guam, Marianas, Chief Boatswain J. W. Jamieson in command
  • USS Whidbey was assigned to China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    China Service Medal (extended)
    17 January to 17 May 1952
    2 June to 31 July 1952
    30 August to 6 October 1952
  • Decommissioned, 16 November 1964, at Astoria, OR.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria, OR.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1969
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 31 May 1969, to Albert Heller
    Specifications:
    Displacement 540 t.(lt) 935 t.(fl)
    Length 176'
    Beam 33'
    Draft 10'
    Speed 19 kts.
    Complement 24
    Armament none
    Propulsion two 500hp GE diesel engines, twin screws

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    Whidbey 205k USS Whidbey (AG-141) underway, late 1940's, location unknown.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 92553
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Whidbey
    NH 92556
    230k USS Whidbey (AG-141) during drydocking at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, 30 June 1948
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 92556 and NH 92557
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Whidbey
    NH 92557
    321k
    Whidbey 165k USS Whidbey (AG-141) moored pierside at Pearl Harbor Naval shipyard, circa July 1948, after alterations for medical survey duties in the Pacific Islands Trust Territory.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 92553
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Whidbey 281k USS Whidbey (AG-141) moored at Tinian, Marianas Islands, in 1948-1949. Whidbey was conducting a medical and sanitation survey of the Pacific Islands Trust Territory.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 92554
    Mike Green

    USS Whidbey (AG-141)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CHBOSN. Jamieson, J. W., USN8 August 1947 - ?
    02LT. Gergen, Peter Edward,USN1950 - December 1951
    03LTjg. Bean, Francis Thayer, USNDecember 1951 - June 1952
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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