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Sponsored by Mrs. Margaret Jean Suesens
Launched: 30 March 1944
Commissioned: 26 April 1944
Miles Steamed: 120,000

Assignments:
Seventh Fleet:  October 1944 - March 1945
Fifth Fleet:  March 1945 - May 1945
Ninth Fleet  May 1945 - June 1945
Third Fleet:  June 1945 - August 1945

Ninth Fleet:  August 1945 - September 1945

Fifth Fleet: September 1945 - November 1945
Pacific  Reserve  Fleet from  November 1945

Campaigns and Engagements:
Invasion of Leyte: November 1944
Battle of the Philippines: November 1944
Invasion of Lingayen, Luzon: January 1945
Invasion of Nasugbu, Luzon: January 1945
Invasion of Kerama Retto : March 1945
Invasion of Okinawa: March - July 1945
Screen at Okinawa:  March - July 1945
China Sea Operation: July - September 1945
Occupation of Korea:  September 1945
Occupation of Japanese Homeland: September - November 1945



Damage Inflicted on Enemy:
One Japanese plane destroyed - January 1945

One Japanese plane destroyed - April 1945

Five Japanese planes destroyed - May 1945

Commanding Officers:
Lieut Cmdr. Milford McQuilhan, USNR
Cmdr. Robert W. Graham, USNR
Unit  Commanders Carried:
Commander, Escort Division 69
Inactivated:  27 November 1946

    Decommissioned:  15 January 1947 and berthed with the San Diego Group,Pacific Reserve Fleet.

Although she was later moved to Stockton, she remained a unit of the Reserve Fleet  until struck from the Navy list 15 March 1972. She was sold to the National Metal and Steel Corp., Terminal Island, Calif. 13 June 1973.
RICHARD W SUESENS earned five battle stars during WW II

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