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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Marshall Islands operation
Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls, 31 January to 8 February 1944
Occupation of Eniwetok Atoll, 17 to 25 February 1944
|Manila Bay-Bicol operation
Zambales-Subic Bay, 29 to 31 January 1945
Capture and occupation of Saipan, 27 June to 2 July 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation
5th and 3d Fleet raids in support of Okinawa Gunto, 23 March to 13 May 1945
Leyte landings, 20 October and 18 November 1944
Navy Occupation Service Medal
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|USS Mercury (AK-42)
US National Archives photo # 80-G-373777
|130k||USS Mercury (AK-42) resupplying USS Essex (CV-9)
via highline, 27 April 1945, while operating off Okinawa. Essex crewmen in the foreground are stacking bags of flour.
Note the man on Mercury's forward hatch, directing the hoisting of another load from her hold.
US National Archives photo #'s 80-G-373777, and 80-G-373776, US Navy photos now in the collections of the US National Archives
|80-G-373777 - US Naval History and Heritage Command
80-G-373776 - Tracy White
US National Archives photo # 80-G-373776
|331k||Entry hole from a Japanese torpedo dropped the night of 26 June 1944 as USS Mercury (AK-42) lay at anchor off Saipan.
The torpedo entered the amidships living spaces on the 01 level, port side, with no chance to arm and broke in two. The plane itself was brought down by the ship's
after starboard boom (see newspaper article below) and impacted the water 500 yards off the starboard quarter.
US Navy photo 80-G-270918 now in the custody of the National Archives, College Park.
|230k||USS Mercury (AK-42) conducting and underway replenishment with USS
John Rodgers (DD-574), with USS Sigsbee (DD-502) beyond. TG58.1, 8 April 1945.
From DD574 collections.
|John Chiquoine and Dave Schroeder|
|575k||USS Mercury (AK-42) newspaper article||Ron Reeves|
|USS Mercury (AKS-20)
|59k||USS Mercury (AKS-20) at anchor, circa 1946, location unknown.||Robert Hurst|
|88k||USS Mercury (AKS-20) under way circa the late 1940s. By this time she had lost her kingpost pairs on the superstructure. Unlike most wartime rebuilds, Mercury retained her kingposts forward, where other rebuilds had theirs replaced with a goalpost mast.
US Navy photo, No number, courtesy Shipscribe.com
|126k||USS Mercury (AKS-20) under way in the Mediterranean while transferring provisions by high-line to
USS Albany (CA-123), 24 November 1951.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. 80-G-429250, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|69k||USS Mercury (AKS-20) under way, date and location unknown.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|118k||From left to right Sixth Fleet ships moored at Barcelona, Spain in April 1956: USS Cassin Young (DD-793), USS Albany (CA-123), USS Newport News (CA-148), USS Mercury (AKS-20), and USS Mauna Loa (AE-8). Newport News had just taken over as Flagship for Vice Admiral Harry D. Felt, Commander Sixth Fleet, when this photo was taken.||George Klos|
|01||LCDR. Graber, George W. USNR||1 July 1942 - 28 May 1944||AK-42|
|02||LCDR. Salmon, Nelson Denman||28 May 1944 - ?||AK-42|
|05||LCDR. Flaherty, James Joseph||20 October 1948 - ?||AKS-20|
|07||CDR. McKaig, William Vaughan||1949 - April 1950||AKS-20|
|08||CAPT. Delaney Jr., John Francis||April 1950 - 1951||AKS-20|
|09||CDR. Hobbs, George Orrin, USN (USNA 1932)||1951 - 1952||AKS-20|
|10||CDR. Conway John Philbin||1953 - July 1953||AKS-20|
|11||LCDR. Smith, Bert Leroy (XO acting CO)||July 1953 - August 1953||AKS-20|
|12||CDR. Conway John Philbin.||August 1953 - August 1954||AKS-20|
|13||CDR. Burgett, William Ano||August 1954 - 1955||AKS-20|
|14||CAPT. Orr Jr., William Stewart||1955 - 1956||AKS-20|
|15||CAPT. Stanley, James J.||1956 - 29 July 1957||AKS-20|
|16||CAPT. Kear Jr., Carleton Romig||29 July 1957 - 29 October 1958||AKS-20|
|17||CDR. Bellinger Jr., William Cotesworth Pinchney, USN (USNA 1933)||29 October 1958 - 28 May 1959||AKS-20|
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