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Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|Asia - 7 September to 9 October 1945||10 October 1945 - 7 February 1946|
|Europe - 16 January to 16 June 1950||16 March 1946 to 11 February 1947|
|Europe - 25 June to 25 October 1951||9 September 1948 - 9 March 1949|
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|65k||USS Sierra (AD-18) under way, date location unknown.||Hyperwar US Navy in WWII|
AD 18 1610-46, Navy Photo, 4/24/46
|267k||USS Sierra (AD-18) at Mare Island, 24 April 1946.||Darryl Baker|
AD 18 1611-46, Navy Photo, 4/24/46
|299k||USS Sierra (AD-18) anchored in the Whangpoo River at Shanghai, China, 12 October 1946.||Robert Hurst|
|453k||USS Sierra (AD-18) Deck Department, Shanghai, China, 12 October 1946.
US Navy photo.
|68k||USS Sierra (AD-18) and USS Repose (AH-16) moored pierside at either Shanghai or Tsingtao, China in 1946.||Paul Webb for his father ENS. Ronald H. Webb, USNR USS LST-1102|
|185k||USS Sierra (AD-18) under way off Norfolk, VA., date unknown.
US Navy photo.
|78k||USS Sierra (AD-18) under way near Hampton Roads in a photo received by the Naval History and Heritage Command in September 1963 but taken earlier. The ship lost its after two 5"/38 gun mounts, still visible here, circa 1962-63.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # KN-8015. From the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|110k||USS Sierra (AD-18) at San Juan, Puerto Rico, 26 February 1967 with six destroyers alongside;
USS Basilone (DD-824),
USS Fiske (DD-842),
USS Davis (DD-937),
USS Richard E Kraus (DD-849),
USS Harwood (DD-861),
USS Gyatt (DD-712)
|© Richard Leonhardt|
|132k||USS Sierra (AD-18) probably in Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, with an unidentified ship and the destroyer USS Cassin Young (DD-793) alongside, circa October 1959. U.S. Navy photo from the USS Sierra (AD-18) 1959 cruise book||Robert Hurst|
|29k||USS Sierra (AD-18) at Barcelona, Spain, 2 July 1977, thirty-two years later than the photo at Shanghai, above, and from a very similar angle, this view shows Sierra's profile had been very little altered (the white masts belong to a ship moored beyond Sierra). The most noticeable change is the absence of 5"/38 guns, the last of which was removed in the mid-70s.||Photo by Fabio Peņa|
|92k||A closer view of USS Sierra (AD-18) at Barcelona, Spain, 2 July 1977.||Photo by Fabio Peņa|
|57k||USS Sierra (AD-18) under way on the Cooper River at Charleston, S.C., for a dependents cruise in 1979.||Gene Snyder|
|81k||USS Sierra (AD-18) under way, date and location unknown.||Richard Leonhardt|
|57k||USS Sierra (AD-18) under way, date and location unknown.
©Marine Photos, San Diego, CA.
|246k||USS Sierra (AD-18) under way, at Genoa, Italy, 1 March 1979.||Photo by Carlo Martinelli|
|162k||USS Sierra (AD-18) under way, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, December 1979.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.|
|78k||USS Sierra (AD-18) under way in harbor, date and location unknown.||Tommy Trampp|
|865k||USS Sierra (AD-18) moored pierside at Marseille France, circa 1987-88.||Photo by Philippe Gonzales|
|1136k||USS Sierra (AD-18) arriving at Genoa, Italy, 9 January 1988.||Photo by Carlo Martinelli|
|254k||Officers and crew of the frigate, USS Koelsch (FF-1049) stand at ease before ceremonies transferring the ship to the
Pakistani Navy, where it will be commissioned PNS SIQQAT. In the background is USS Sierra (AD-18), 05/31/1989.
US National Archives photo identified # 6445445
|US National Archives|
|61k||Stern view of USS Sierra (AD-18) moored pierside at Palma de Mallorca in December 1991.||Pedro Vidal Terrasa|
|346k||Crew members man the rails aboard the guided missile frigate
USS Nicholas (FFG-47) as the vessel passes
the destroyer tender USS Sierra (AD-18), the destroyer
USS John Rodgers (DD-983) and the guided missile destroyer
USS Semmes (DDG-18)
tied up at the pier. Macdonough is arriving at Naval Station Norfolk after being deployed in the Persian Gulf area
during Operation Desert Storm, 03/22/1991.
US National Archives photo identifier # 6465262
|US National Archives|
|01||CAPT. Paul Brogdrn Koonce :RADM||20 March 1944 - 26 June 1945|
|02||CAPT. Elmer R. Runquist||26 June 1945 - 27 April 1946|
|03||CAPT. Redfield Mason :RADM||27 April 1946 - 8 February 1947|
|04||CDR. James R. Pace||8 February 1947 - 3 April 1947|
|05||CAPT. Theodore Joseph Shultz (Ted)||3 April 1947 - 22 July 1948|
|06||CAPT. Herald Franklin Stout :RADM||22 July 1948 - 1 September 1949|
|07||CAPT. Eugene Clark Rook||1 September 1949 - 5 July 1950|
|08||CAPT. Francis Dow Hamblin||5 July 1950 - 2 June 1951|
|09||CAPT. Elmer Olcott Davis||2 June 1951 - 7 August 1952|
|10||CAPT. Charles Thomas Mauro Jr.||7 August 1952 - 23 July 1953|
|11||CAPT. Paul Louis DeVos||23 July 1953 - 6 October 1954|
|12||CAPT. Edwin Bickford Hooper :VADM||6 October 1954 - 9 November 1955|
|13||CAPT. Edward Elias Grimm :RADM||9 November 1955 - 6 December 1956|
|14||CAPT. William Daniel Kelly||6 December 1956 - 4 December 1957|
|15||CAPT. Nicholas John Nicholas||4 December 1957 - 6 March 1959|
|16||CAPT. Stanley Maitland Barnes||6 March 1959 - 28 December 1959|
|17||CAPT. Walter J. Stencil||28 December 1959 - 21 October 1960|
|18||CAPT. Charles Ellsworth Pone||21 October 1960 - 20 October 1961|
|19||CAPT. George R. Reinhart III||20 October 1961 - 18. October 962|
|20||CAPT. Eli Vinock||18 October 1962 - 26 October 1963|
|21||CAPT. Grover Leonard Rawlings||26 October 1963 - 25 November 1964|
|22||CAPT. Leslie Richard Olsen, USN (USNA 1942)||25 November 1964 - 18 August 1965|
|23||CAPT. Alfred Richard Olsen Jr., USN (USNA 1945)||18 August 1965 - 3 June 1966|
|24||CAPT. Joseph James Doak Jr., USN (USNA 1945)||3 June 1966 - 8 September 1967|
|25||CAPT. Paul Clinton Boyd :RADM||8 September 1967 - 27 June 1969|
|26||CAPT. Roy Francis Hoffmann :RADM||27 June 1969 - 17 December 1970|
|27||CAPT. Richard Allen Bihr||17 December 1970 - 12 June 1972|
|28||CAPT. Robert George Buechler, USN (USNA 1948-B)||12 June 1972 - 18 September 1974|
|29||CAPT. Robert A. Shaid||18 September 1974 - 2 July 1976|
|30||CAPT. Samuel Oather Jones Jr., USN (USNA 1951)||2 July 1976 - 7 July 1978|
|31||CAPT. Stephen Sackett Kingsley||7 July 1978 - 14 July 1981|
|32||CAPT. David Walter Somers Jr.||14 July 1981 - 24 June 1983|
|33||CAPT. Joseph Jack D'Amato||24 June 1983 - 11 January 1985|
|34||CAPT. Nicholas Joseph Stasko||11 January 1985 - 27 February 1987|
|35||CAPT. William Robert Parchen||27 February 1987 - 17 March 1989|
|36||CAPT. Thomas Smith Weaver||17 March 1989 - 22 March 1991|
|37||CAPT. Robert A Kamrath||22 March 1991 - 13 November 1992|
|38||CAPT. Franklin T. Dunn||13 November 1992 - 15 October 1993|
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