Ybarra, Tony, HM2

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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1953-1954, HM-0000, USS Gen Simon B. Buckner (AP-123)
Service Years
1950 - 1954
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
HM-Hospital Corpsman

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Dragon Cold War Veteran

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Navy Together We Served
  2014, Navy Together We Served [Verified]

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Country: Korea
Location: Pusan, Inchon, So Cho Ri.
Tokyo, Yamakura, Sasebo,
Yokosuka, Yokohama, 

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  1953-1953, HM-0000, USS Marine Serpent (AP-202)

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From Month/Year
June / 1953

To Month/Year
December / 1953

USS Marine Serpent (AP-202) Unit Page

Petty Officer Second Class

HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman

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 USS Marine Serpent (AP-202) Details

USS Marine Serpent (AP-202)
                            Hull number AP-202

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - National Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - Korean Service Medal (3) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

Marine Adder Class Transport:
  • Laid down, 30 November 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (C4-S-A3) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2360) at Kaiser Shipbuilding Corp, Vancouver, WA.
  • Launched, 12 June 1945
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 21 September 1945, for charter to United Fruit Co., at Portland, OR.
  • Chartered to American President Lines, 22 November 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission in July 1947 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Acquired by the Navy, 8 May 1952 and placed in service by the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS Marine Serpent (T-AP-202)
  • During the Korean War Marine Serpent participated in the following campaigns:
     Korean War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952 
    4 to 5 October 1952 
    17to 18 November 1952
    Korean Summer-Fall 1953 
    19 May 1953 
    24 May to 3 June 1953
    Third Korean Winter 
    31 December 1952 to 1 January 1953 
    17 to 18 February 1953 
    5 to 6 April 1953 
    11 to 12 April 1953
  • Placed out of service, struck from the Naval Register, and transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA., 17 August 1955
  • Sold for commercial service to Sea Land Service Inc., 16 July 1968, renamed SS Galveston
  • Converted to a containership by Todd Shipyards, Galveston, TX. in 1968
  • Final Disposition, scrapped at Taiwan in November 1987
  • Marine Serpent received three battle stars for Korean service
    Displacement 6,720 t.(lt) 10,210 t.(fl) 
    Length 524' 
    Beam 72' 
    Draft 26' 
    Speed 17 kts. 
    Complement unknown 
    Troop Accommodations 3,451 
    Armament none 
    Propulsion steam turbine, single propeller, 13,750shp

Surface Vessels


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Surface Vessels


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Last Updated: Feb 14, 2015
My Photos For This Unit
A couple of the troops on the rails
Initiations aboard the Marine Serpent
Disembarketing troops
1 Member Also There at Same Time
USS Marine Serpent (AP-202)

Caron, Walter, PO3, (1951-1955) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class

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