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Unit Details

Strength
Minesweeper
 
Type
Surface Vessels
 
Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned
Year
1955 - 1991

Description
Builder: Martinolich Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California
Laid down: 1 September 1952
Launched: 20 December 1952
Commissioned: 10 September 1955
Decommissioned: 20 September 1991
Reclassified: MSO-438, 7 February 1955
Struck: 20 September 1991
Homeport: Long Beach, California and Seattle, Washington
Fate: scrapped in 2000

General characteristics

Class & type: Aggressive-class
Displacement: 620 tons
Length: 172 ft (52 m)
Beam: 36 ft (11 m)
Draft: 10 ft (3.0 m)
Speed: 16 knots
Complement: 74

USS Esteem (MSO 438) was an Aggressive-class minesweeper acquired by the U.S. Navy for the task of removing mines that had been placed in the water to prevent the safe passage of ships.


Unit Web Links
USS ESTEEM Wikipedia page

AGGRESSIVE Class MSO Wikipedia page
67 Members Who Served in This Unit


 

  • Allen, Roger, PO3, (1968-1972)
  • Batchelor, Richard, PO3, (1969-1973)
  • Bennett, Bob, PO1, (1976-1996)
  • Bergman, Mike, SN, (1960-1966)
  • Bosso, Jeff, PO3, (1989-1993)
  • Buscemi, Daniel, MCPO, (1980-2007)
  • Cline, Timothy, SCPO, (1980-2003)
  • Coache, Raymond J, SCPO, (1974-1995)
  • COCHRAN, Stanley, LTJG, (1955-1960)
  • Coluccio, Frank, CPO, (1982-2004)
  • Corvo, Michael, SCPO, (1987-Present)
  • Craddock, Alonzo, PO2, (1986-1997)
  • Davis, Dennis, PO2, (1982-1993)
  • DHaene, Michael, CPO, (1974-1997)
  • Dutra, Brett, PO1, (1988-2008)
  • Everhart, Ben, PO3, (1959-1967)
  • Fink, Joseph, PO1, (1969-1977)
  • Ford, Mike, PO2, (1984-1997)
  • Gage, Everett, PO1, (1985-2006)
  • Gage, Everett, PO1, (1985-2006)
  • Glandon, Tim, CPO, (1982-2002)
  • Hanna, William, PO2, (1968-1972)
  • Henson, Tim, CPO, (1979-2007)
  • Hosheit, William, CPO, (1983-2004)
  • Huth, Michael, PO1, (1984-1996)
  • Kahler, Mark, CDR, (1987-2014)
  • Kennedy, Reed, CPO, (1977-2003)
  • Lee, Donald, PO1, (1968-1979)
  • Lightweis, Kenneth, PO3, (1988-1992)
  • Lovely, Ronald, LT, (1976-1993)
  • Maggio, Vincent, MCPO, (1977-2000)
  • Mason, Paul, PO1, (1982-1991)
  • Oliver, Michael, PO2, (1970-1973)
  • Olsen, Gary, LCDR, (1981-2001)
  • Palmer, Bruce, SCPO, (1973-2008)
  • Patterson, Chris, CPO, (1984-2004)
  • Powers, WILLIAM, CDR, (1982-Present)
  • Rangel, Nick, CDR, (1982-2009)
  • Rankin, John, LT, (1987-Present)
  • REID, PHILLIP (PHIL), PO3, (1968-1973)
  • Robison, Earl (Rob), PO1, (1969-1996)
  • Russell, Stacy, PO1, (1989-2007)
 
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Unit History
 
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Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio ... More
Description
Operation EARNEST WILL
1990
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio ... More
Description
25 Oct 87-1 Aug 90
1990
Combat Action Ribbon
Criteria
The Combat Action Ribbon is a personal decoration awarded to members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (when operating under the control of the Navy) in the grade of captain (or colonel in th ... More
Description
MCM operations in the Arabian Gulf
1988
Combat Action Ribbon
Criteria
The Combat Action Ribbon is a personal decoration awarded to members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (when operating under the control of the Navy) in the grade of captain (or colonel in th ... More
Description
MCM operations in the Arabian Gulf; 14-20 Apr 88
1988
Navy Unit Commendation (NUC)
Criteria
The Navy Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself by outstanding heroism in action against an enemy (but not suff ... More
Description
19 Nov 87-23 Apr 88
1988
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio ... More
1988
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Criteria
This medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who: 1. Served for 6 months in South Vietnam during the period 1 Mar 61 and 28 Mar 73; or 2. Served outside the geographical l ... More
1972
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa ... More
Description
30 Mar-22 Apr 69
1969
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa ... More
Description
1-24 Jun 69
1969
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Colors) was authorized to be worn by units individually cited for service in military operations in support of the government of Sout ... More
Description
5-7 Mar 69
1969
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Colors) was authorized to be worn by units individually cited for service in military operations in support of the government of Sout ... More
Description
30 Mar-17 Apr 69
1969
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Colors) was authorized to be worn by units individually cited for service in military operations in support of the government of Sout ... More
Description
3-22 Jun 69
1969
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa ... More
Description
18 Jun-29 Jul 67
1967
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa ... More
Description
18-31 Dec 65
1966
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa ... More
Description
5 Oct-15 Nov 65
1965
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio ... More
1962
 
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