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USS Warrick (AKA-89)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Juliet - Zulu
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (2)
Fourth Row - Philippines Liberation Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

Andromeda Class Attack Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, 7 April 1944, as SS Black Prince, a Maritime Commission type (C2-S-B1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1189), at Moore Drydock Co., Oakland, CA.
  • Launched, 29 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS Warrick (AKA-89), 30 August 1944, LCDR. Ernest J. Grey, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS Warrick (AKA-89) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    TransRon Nineteen, COMO. C.D. Edgar;
    TransDiv Fifty-Seven, CAPT. G.F. Galpin USN (21) and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 12 to 13 January 1945
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 6 March 1945

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

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    1 to 18 October 19456 June to 8 August 1946
    4 to 16 November 194511 October to 11 November 1946
    16 May to 5 June 194621 April to 5 May 1947
    14 September to 10 October 19461 to 27 November 1948
    12 to 25 November 194616 to 26 March 1949
    7 to 30 May 194725 to 29 October 1950
    22 to 30 October 1948 
    28 March to 22 April 1949 

  • During the Korean War USS Warrick (AKA-89) participated in the following campaigns:

    Korean War Campaign
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates3
    North Korean Aggression, 25 September to 15 October 1950 Second Korean Winter, 24 to 28 March 1952

  • Decommissioned, 3 December 1957, at Astoria OR.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1961
  • USS Warrick earned two battle stars for her World War II service and two battle stars for Korean War service
  • Returned to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
  • Reacquired by the Navy for use as a target, 20 April 1971
  • Final Disposition, torpedoed and sunk by USS Trigger (SS-564) off Cape Flattery, WA., 28 May 1971
    Displacement 8,635 t.(lt) 13,910 t.(fl)
    Length 459' 2"
    Beam 63'
    Draft 26' 4"
    Speed 16.5 kts.
    Officers - 36
    Enlisted - 330
    Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    sixteen single 20mm AA gun mounts
    fourteen LCVPs
    eight LCMs
    Cargo Capacity 5,143 DWT
    non-refrigerated 440,000 Cu ft.
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO - 11,190 Bbls
    one General Electric geared turbine
    two Foster Wheeler header-type boilers, 450psi 750°
    double General Electric Main Reduction Gear
    three 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ships's Service Generators
    single propeller, 6,000shp

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    Warrick 63k USS Warrick (AKA-89) underway, date and location unknown. Howard Harris
    Warrick 26k USS Warrick (AKA-89) underway, date and location unknown. Russ Padden
    Warrick 23k USS Warrick (AKA-89) underway at Mare Island, 21 January 1946. Guns and heavy-lift equipment for handling landing craft and assault cargo do not obscure the basic outline of the Maritime Commission C2 cargo ship from which she was converted.
    US Navy photo # 19-N-95003
    Robert Hurst
    Warrick 371k Amidships looking aft plan view of USS Warrick (AKA-89) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 22 January 1946.
    Mare Island Naval Shipyard photo # 245-46, 1/22/46.
    Darryl Baker
    Warrick 353k Forward plan view of USS Warrick (AKA-89) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 22 January 1946.
    Mare Island Naval Shipyard photo # 245-47, 1/22/46.
    Darryl Baker
    Warrick 56k USS Warrick (AKA-89) underway, date and location unknown. Russ Padden
    Warrick 1527k USS Warrick (AKA-89) underway in San Francisco Bay, 6 February 1952,
    US Navy photo USN #437968
    David Buell

    USS Warrick (AKA-89)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Grey, Ernest James, USNR30 August 1944 - 1 August 1945
    02LT. Teller, Henry dePeyster, USNR1 August 1945 - 15 March 1946
    03Mayfield Jr., Albert Buford, USN (USNA 1927)15 March 1946 - ?
    04CAPT. Monroe, Henry Stone :RADM1952 - October 1953
    05CAPT. Foster, John LeeAugust 1957 - 3 December 1957
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS Warrick (AKA-89) War Diaries August 1944 to August 1945, Action Report and Load Characteristics
    MARAD Vessel History Database
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