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Korean War Campaigns
|Campaigns and Dates||Campaigns and Dates|
|UN Summer-Fall Offensive
18 July to 1 August 1951
9 to 11 August 1951
27 August to 5 September 1951
8 to 9 October 1951
|Third Korean Winter
15 December 1952
5 to 7 January 1953
25 February to 5 March 1953
13 to 18 March 1953
|Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952
31 July to 1 August 1952
1 to 2 September 1952
17 to 29 September 1952
16 October 1952
Vietnam War Campaigns
|Campaigns and Dates||Campaigns and Dates|
25 November to 11 December 1965
|Vietnam Counteroffensive - Phase III
1 to 11 June 1967
23 June to 3 July 1967
15 July to 1 August 1967
9 August 1967
5 to 19 January 1966
26 to 30 January 1966
5 to 18 March 1966
25 March to 6 April 1966
|Vietnam Counteroffensive - Phase V
10 September to 1 November 1968
|Vietnam Counteroffensive - Phase II
30 to 31 May 1967
|Vietnam Counteroffensive - Phase VI
2 November 1968 to 4 February 1969
10 to 12 February 1969
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|97k||First day of launch cover for USS Weiss (APD-135) postmarked at Bay City, MI February 17, 1945.||Paul Petosky|
|383k||USS Weiss (APD-135) underway, circa 1946, location unknown.||Peter Bensen for his father Andrew (Andy) M. Bensen USS Weiss 1946.|
|116k||USS Weiss (APD-135) underway date and location unknown. Note the clear fantail used for stowing stores for landing operations.
The two twin 40 mm guns aft, each with a director, had a good arc of fire aft. The derrick was used for loading stores into the LCVPs which are carried in gravity type
davits. Usually two LCVPs were carried each side under one davit, but Weiss had two LCVPs away when photographed. Note life rafts stowed each side.
Official US Navy photo scanned from "American Destroyers Escorts of World War 2", by Peter Elliott.
|188k||North Korean refugees aboard USS Weiss (APD-135) after they were rescued by Underwater Demolition Team members, during operations intended to reduce Communist Forces' food supplies by destroying North Korean fishing nets, 16 September 1952. Note UDT rubber boats in the left background.US Navy photo #: 80-G-K-14209 now in the collections of the US National Archives.||Robert Hurst|
|193k||USS Weiss (APD-135) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo
|81k||USS Weiss (APD-135) underway, circa 1963, location unknown.||George Mason|
|365k||USS Weiss (APD-135) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|23k||USS Weiss (APD-135) moored pierside, date and location unknown.||USS Weiss
|31k||USS Weiss (APD-135) nested at Yokosuka in 1954.
US Navy photo from DANFS.
|US Naval History and Heritage Command|
|199k||USS Weiss (APD-135) under way off San Diego, CA. during the 1960s.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # NH 107527
|18k||USS Weiss (APD-135) arrives at Sattahip, Thailand, in 1963 and was the first ship to visit there in more than a year.
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, May 1963.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.|
|100k||US Weiss (APD-135) at anchor during Boat Operations off the Hawaiian Islands, in 1964.||Photo by LT. Richard Dawson USS Renville.|
|66k||USS Weiss (APD-135) at anchor during Boat Operations off the Hawaiian Islands, in 1964.||Photo by LT. Richard Dawson USS Renville.|
|64k||USS Weiss (APD-135) underway at Pearl Harbor, HI., October 1968.||© Richard Leonhardt|
|01||LCDR. Morris, Thomas D., USNR||7 July 1945 - 23 November 1945|
|02||LCDR. Nelson, Charles Earl, USN (USNA 1941)||23 November 1945 - July 1947|
|03||LTjg. Hankey, Frank, R., USNR||July 1947 - August 1947|
|Decommissioned||2 May 1949 - 14 October 1950|
|04||LCDR. Bargeloh Jr., William Henry, USN||14 October 1950 - ?|
|05||LCDR. Prada, Gerald Warren, USN||24 December 1954 - 4 October 1956|
|06||LCDR. Gant, Ralph Warren, USN||4 October 1956 - 2 March 1958|
|Decommissioned||2 March 1958 - 20 November 1961|
|07||LCDR. Tuel, Merritt Douglas, USN||20 November 1961 - 7 October 1963|
|08||LCDR. Ripley, Robert Kenyon||1963 - 30 April 1965|
|09||LCDR. Carterette, Robert Theodore, USN||30 April 1965 - 8 October 1966|
|10||LCDR. Viera, John Joseph, USN||8 October 1966 - 20 October 1967|
|11||CDR. Wettroth, John Richard, USN||20 October 1967 - December 1967|
|12||LCDR. Viera, John Joseph, USN||December 1967 - 1968|
|13||LCDR. Donlan, William Joseph, USN||1968 - 1969|
|14||LCDR. Firey, Roger Stafford, USN||1969 - 16 January 1970|
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