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Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|2 to 27 September 1945||3 to 9 May 1946|
|21 October to 10 November 1945|
|21 January to 2 March 1946|
|10 to 30 March 1946|
MSTS was given the responsibility for crewing two hospital ships being deployed to Korea. While undergoing its initial sea trials, and before its full civilian crew could be embarked, the USS Benevolence (T-AH 13) was rammed and sunk by the SS Mary Luckenbach off San Francisco on August 25, 1950. Out of a crew of 505, 23 died including the prospective master of the ship, Captain William "Pineapple Bill" Murray.
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|USS Waukesha (AKA-84)
|75k||After Japans surrender Marines of the 4th Regiment, 6th Division, come ashore at Yokosuka during initial landings in the Tokyo Bay area, 30 August 1945. They are in full battle gear in preparation for any treachery from the Japanese.
Their LCVP is from USS Waukesha (AKA-84), and they appear to be pulling a 75mm pack howitzer.
In the distance are the Japanese battleship Nagato (in the center) and Yokosuka dockyard facilities (at right)
US National Archives photo # 80-G-490432, a US Navy photo no in the collections of the US National Archives
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|64k||Ex-USS Waukesha (AKA-84) in merchant service as Luckenbach Steamship Cos.'
freighter SS Mary Luckenbach underway, circa 1947 to 1959, location unknown.
Photo by Anderson - Markell, San Pedro, CA.
|309k||Ex-USS Waukesha (AKA-84) in merchant service as States Marine Lines SS Bayou State underway on the River Weser while approaching Bremen, Germany, June 1964.||Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus|
|93k||SS Bayou State working cargo at the San Diego Marine Terminal, 20 March 1966.
@copyThomas Elllsworth photo # B-66-2A.
|Photo courtesy CAPT. Thomas Ellsworth USN Ret. This photo should not be further reproduced without the permission of the donor. Contact Thomas Ellsworth.|
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