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Atlantic "A" Device for American Defense Service Medal

Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel who served on the following vessels operating in actual or potential belligerent contact with the Axis forces in the Atlantic Ocean between the date set below the ship in the table below are authorized to wear upon the American Defense Service Medal service ribbon, a bronze letter "A" in lieu of the bronze star. Such letter shall be one-fourth inch in height and shall be worn centered on the ribbon. When the "A" is worn, no star shall be worn upon the ribbon (Executive Order No. 8808 of 28 June 1941; N.D.G.O. No. 172 of 20 April 1942).

Source: 1953 Awards Manual

Albemarle:
23 Jun 41-22 Jul 41
15 Aug 41-01 Nov 41

Alchiba:
13 Oct 41-07 Dec 41

Alcyone:
08 Sep 41-11 Oct 41

Algonquin (USCG):
22 Jun 41-07 Dec 41

Algorab:
06 Oct 41-22 Nov 41
29 Nov 41-04 Dec 41

Alhena:
08 Sep 41-03 Oct 41

Almaack:
01 Aug 41-16 Aug 41
08 Oct 41-26 Nov 41

Anderson:
08 Sep 41-11 Oct 41
30 Oct 41-07 Dec 41

Aquila:
15 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Arcturus:
26 Jun 41-18 Jul 41
12 Aug 41-17 Sep 41

Arkansas:
26 Jun 41-18 Jul 41
07 Aug 41-15 Oct 41
22 Nov 41-03 Dec 41

Augusta:
07 Aug 41-13 Aug 41

Babbitt:
16 Sep 41-31 Oct 41
13 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Badger:
06 Oct 41-07 Dec 41

Badger, G. E.:
24 Jun 41-24 Jul 41
05 Aug 41-07 Dec 41

Bainbridge:
01 Aug 41-18 Aug 41
08 Sep 41-17 Nov 41

Bear:
04 Jul 41-10 Oct 41

Belknap:
20 Jul 41-19 Aug 41
12 Sep 41-07 Dec 41

Benson:
30 Jun 41-18 Jul 31
31 Jul 41-13 Aug 41
08 Sep 41-10 Oct 41
20 Oct 41-23 Nov 41
01 Dec 41-07 Dec 41

Bernadou:
06 Aug 41-13 Sep 41
23 Sep 41-03 Nov 41
18 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Biddle, W. P.:
26 Jun 41-18 Jul 41
08 Sep 41-03 Oct 41

Bowdoin:
22 Jun 41-07 Dec 41

Brant:
24 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Brooklyn:
26 Jun 41-18 Jul 41
21 Sep 41-15 Oct 41

Broome:
29 Jul 41-13 Sep 41
26 Sep 41-28 Oct 41

Buck:
26 Jun 41-18 Jul 41
14 Oct 41-07 Dec 41

Campbell (USCG):
17 Sep 41-07 Dec 41

Capella:
24 Jul 41-30 Jul 41
27 Oct 41-05 Nov 41
17 Nov 41-26 Nov 41

Chateau Thierry:
16 Sep 41-15 Nov 41

Cherokee:
27 Jun 41-18 Jul 41
30 Oct 41-07 Dec 41

Chimango:
01 Aug 4l-08 Oct 41

Cimarron:
08 Sep 41-03 Oct 41
25 Oct 41-01 Nov 41
29 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Cole:
29 Jul 41-12 Sep 41
29 Sep 41-14 Oct 41
01 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Comanche (USCG)
22 Jun 41-07 Dec 41

Catinga:
01 Sep 41-08 Oct 41

Dallas:
10 Jul 41-31 Jul 41
18 Aug 41-17 Oct 41
26 Oct 41-28 Nov 41

Davis:
23 Oct 41-05 Nov 41

Decatur:
13 Sep 41-22 Oct 41
04 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Delta:
07 Sep 41-11 Oct 41
10 Nov 41-16 Nov 41

Dickman, J. T.:
29 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Dupont:
09 Jul 41-01 Aug 41
08 Sep 41-23 Sep 41
02 Oct 41-03 Nov 41
16 Nov 41-23 Nov 41

Eberle:
11 Sep 41-14 Oct 41
26 Oct 41-28 Nov 41

Edison:
01 Nov 41-23 Nov 41
01 Dec 41-07 Dec 41

Ellis:
16 Aug 41-17 Oct 41
26 Oct 41-26 Nov 41

Ericsson:
11 Sep 41-14 Oct 41
26 Oct 41-28 Nov 41

Fuller:
26 Jul 41-18 Jul 41

Gannet:
19 Sep 41-06 Nov 41

Gleaves:
26 Jun 41-18 Jul 41
18 Aug 41-07 Nov 41
26 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Goldfinch:
01 Aug 41-09 Aug 41
02 Oct 41-07 Dec 41

Goldsborough:
22 Jun 41-22 Jul 41
01 Aug 41-10 Oct 41
18 Oct 41-07 Dec 41

Grackle:
02 Oct 41-07 Dec 41

Grayson:
12 Sep 41-07 Dec 41

Greer:
10 Jul 41-30 Jul 41
29 Aug 41-13 Sep 41
21 Sep 41-27 Oct 41
04 Nov 41-02 Dec 41

Griffin:
25 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Gull:
01 Sep 41-07 Dec 41

Gwin:
23 Sep 41-07 Dec 41

Hammann:
09 Sep 41-11 Oct 41
30 Oct 41-07 Dec 41

Hamul:
22 Jun 41-13 Jul 41
09 Sep 41-04 Oct 41
18 Oct 41-07 Dec 41

Heywood:
26 Jun 41-18 Jul 41
08 Sep 41-03 Oct 41

Hughes:
26 Jun 41-04 Jul 41
25 Jul 41-11 Oct 41
30 Oct 41-04 Nov 41
13 Nov 41-26 Nov 41

Hughes, C. F.:
26 Jun 41-18 Jul 41
18 Aug 41-07 Nov 41
22 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Idaho:
10 Jul 41-18 Jul 41
08 Sep 41-07 Dec 41

Ingham (USCG):
04 Dec 41-07 Dec 41

Jacamar:
01 Aug 41-08 Oct 41

Jones, H. P.:
26 Jun 41-18 Jul 41
04 Aug 41-17 Aug 41
08 Sep 41-09 Oct 41
20 Oct 41-21 Nov 41
01 Dec 41-07 Dec 41

Jouett:
21 Oct 41-04 Nov 41

Kaweah:
15 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Kearny:
13 Sep 41-07 Dec 41

Kilauea:
03 Oct 41-08 Oct 41
18 Nov 41-26 Nov 41

Kite:
01 Sep 41-28 Nov 41

Lansdale:
27 Jun 41-18 Jul 41
18 Aug 41-02 Oct 41
25 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Lapwing:
27 Jun 41-31 Aug 41

Laramie:
17 Oct 41-07 Dec 41

Lea:
26 Jun 41-18 Jul 41
12 Aug 41-13 Sep 41
26 Sep 41-05 Nov 41
16 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Leary:
16 Sep 41-31 Oct 41
13 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Lee, Harry:
08 Sep 41-03 Oct 41

Livermore:
13 Sep 41-21 Oct 41
03 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Lotus (USCG):
14 Aug 41-19 Sep 41

Ludlow:
21 Oct 41-02 Dec 41

McCormick:
22 Jun 41-13 Jul 41
29 Jul 41-09 Oct 41
30 Oct 41-02 Dec 41

McDougal
11 Jul 41-26 Jul 41
06 Aug 41-13 Aug 41
26 Aug 41-12 Oct 41
30 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Mackerel:
24 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

MacLeish:
23 Jun 41-03 Jul 41
01 Aug 41-17 Aug 41
08 Sep 41-31 Oct 41
16 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Madison:
26 Jun 41-29 Jun 41
06 Aug 41-12 Aug 41
18 Aug 41-10 Nov 41
27 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Markab:
13 Oct 41-19 Nov 41

Maltole:
12 Sep 41-15 Sep 41
06 Oct 41-16 Nov 41

Mayo:
26 Jun 41-18 Jul 41
06 Aug 41-02 Sep 41
27 Sep 41-28 Oct 41
11 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Mayrant:
17 Jul 41-25 Jul 41
06 Aug 41-12 Sep 41
20 Sep 41-10 Oct 41
30 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Memphis:
23 Oct 41-05 Nov 41

Meredith:
22 Sep 41-07 Dec 41

Mississippi:
03 Jul 41-11 Jul 41
01 Aug 41-16 Aug 41
27 Aug 41-11 Sep 41
20 Sep 41-07 Dec 41

Mizar:
01 Aug 41-18 Aug 41
30 Aug 41-04 Sep 41
19 Sep 41-24 Sep 41
13 Oct 41-19 Oct 41

Modoc (USCG):
22 Jun 41-07 Dec 41

Moffett:
06 Aug 41-13 Aug 41
27 Aug 41-17 Oct 41
29 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Monssen:
22 Sep 41-07 Dec 4l

Morris:
11 Jul 41-18 Jul 41
08 Sep 41-21 Oct 41
30 Oct 41-04 Nov 41
14 Nov 41-26 Nov 41

Mt. Vernon:
29 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Munargo:
22 Jun 41-04 Aug 41
26 Aug 41-30 Aug 41
19 Sep 41-22 Sep 41
02 Oct 41-28 Oct 41

Mustin:
08 Sep 41-21 Oct 41
30 Oct 41-23 Nov 41

Nashville:
26 Jun 41-18 Jul 41

New Mexico:
26 Jun 41-04 Jul 41
25 Jul 41-10 Oct 41
30 Oct 41-04 Nov 41
14 Nov 41-23 Nov 41

New York:
26 Jun 41-19 Jul 41
09 Sep 41-26 Nov 41

Niblack:
27 Jun 41-18 Jul 41
04 Aug 41-16 Aug 41
08 Sep 41-07 Oct 41
23 Oct 41-22 Nov 41
01 Dec 41-07 Dec 41

Nicholson:
11 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Northland (USCG):
22 Jun 41-07 Dec 41

North Star (USCG)
22 Jun 41-07 Dec 41

O'Brien:
03 Jul 41-11 Jul 41
01 Aug 41-09 Aug 41
08 Sep 41-20 Oct 41
30 Oct 41-04 Nov 41
14 Nov 41-23 Nov 41

Omaha:
05 Nov 41-06 Nov 41

Orizaba:
26 Jun 41-18 Jul 41
29 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Overton:
01 Aug 41-18 Aug 41
08 Sep 41-15 Nov 41

Pequot (USCG):
09 Aug 41-20 Sep 41

Philadelphia:
31 Oct 41-04 Nov 41
14 Nov 41-23 Nov 41

Pleiades:
15 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Plunkett:
26 Jun 41-18 Jul 41
07 Aug 41-02 Sep 41
22 Sep 41-21 Oct 41
04 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Pocomoke:
12 Oct 41-07 Dec 41

Pollux:
19 Oct 41-28 Oct 41
27 Nov 41-04 Dec 41

Prairie:
17 Sep 41-07 Dec 41

Quincy:
01 Aug 41-11 Oct 41
30 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Ranger:
24 Sep 41-26 Oct 4l

Ranger Air Group:
VF-42:
24 Sep 41-20 Oct 41

VS-41:
24 Sep 4l-20 Oct 41

VS-42
24 Sep 41-20 Oct 41

Rapidan:
25 Sep 41-07 Dec 41

Raritan (USCG):
22 Jun 41-07 Dec 41

Redwing:
23 Nov 4l-07 Dec 41

Relief:
09 Oct 41-19 Oct 41
25 Oct 41-07 Dec 41

Republic:
08 Sep 4l-03 Oct 41

Reuben James:
22 Jun 41-13 Jul 41
01 Aug 41-17 Aug 41
08 Sep 41-31 Oct 41

Rhind:
17 Jul 41-25 Jul 41
06 Aug 41-11 Sep 41
20 Sep 41-11 Oct 41

Roe:
10 Oct 4l-07 Dec 41

Rowan:
27 Aug 41-10 Sep 41
21 Sep 41-11 Oct 41
30 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Russell:
26 Jun 41-04 Jul 41
24 Jul 41-15 Oct 41
30 Oct 41-04 Nov 41
14 Nov 41-23 Nov 41

S-22:
25 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

S-30:
25 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

S-33:
25 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

S-43:
25 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

S-47:
25 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

St. Augustine:
01 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Salamonie:
26 Jun 41-16 Aug 41
24 Sep 41-27 Sep 41
29 Nov 41-02 Dec 41

Salinas:
27 Jul 41-22 Nov 41

Sampson:
06 Aug 41-13 Aug 41
08 Sep 41-31 Oct 41

Sangamon:
08 Aug 41-13 Sep 41
09 Oct 41-14 Oct 4l

Sapelo
22 Jun 41-15 Aug 41
30 Oct 41-07 Dec 41

Savannah
23 Sep 41-lO Oct 4l
30 Oct 41-04 Nov 41
14 Nov 41-23 Nov 41

Schenck:
16 Sep 41-31 Oct 41
16 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Simpson:
22 Jun 4l-13 Jul 4l
29 Jul 41-07 Nov 41

Sims:
11 Jul 41-l8 Jul 4l
0l Aug 41-02 Oct 4l

Somers:
05 Nov 41-06 Nov 41

Stack:
27 Aug 41-06 Sep 4l
24 Sep 41-26 Sep 41
16 Oct 41-17 Oct 41

Sterett:
27 Aug 41-06 Sep 41
24 Sep 41-25 Sep 41

Stratford:
01 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Sturtevant:
22 Jun 41-13 Jul 41
01 Aug 41-16 Aug 41
10 Oct 41-17 Nov 41
28 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Suwannee:
l6 Nov 41-22 Nov 41

Swanson:
30 Oct 41-02 Dec 41

Tarazed:
08 Sep 41-22 Nov 41

Tarbell:
09 Jul 41-01 Aug 41
07 Sep 41-10 Oct 41
21 Oct 41-21 Nov 41
05 Dec 41-07 Dec 41

Texas:
17 Jul 41-25 Jul 41
13 Oct 41-26 Nov 41

Trippe:
17 Jul 41-25 Jul 41
27 Aug 41-11 Oct 4l

Truxtun:
21 Jul 41-04 Aug 41
08 Sep 41-13 Nov 41

Tuscaloosa:
06 Aug 41-13 Aug 4l
08 Sep 41-07 Dec 41

Upshur:
20 Aug 41-03 Sep 41
10 Sep 41-14 Oct 41
26 Oct 41-29 Nov 4l

Vincennes:
01 Aug 41-09 Aug 41
08 Sep 41-25 Oct 41
30 Nov 41- 7 Dec 41

Vixen:
25 Nov 41-01 Dec 41

VP-71:
22 Jun 41-07 Dec 41

VP-72:
22 Jun 41-07 Dec 41

VP-73:
22 Jun 41-20 Jul 41
21 Jul 41-09 Sep 41

VP-74:
24 Jun 41-26 Jul 41

Vulcan:
30 Aug 41-07 Dec 41

Wainwright:
9 Sep 41-10 lept 41
29 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Wakefield:
29 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Walke:
03 Jul 41-11 Jul 41
01 Aug 41-09 Aug 41
08 Sep 41-20 Oct 41
30 Oct 41-04 Nov 41
14 Nov 41-13 Nov 41

Wasp:
01 Aug 41-09 Aug 41
23 Sep 41-17 Oct 41

Wasp, Air GROUP:
VF-72:
01 Aug 41-09 Aug 41
23 Sep 41-17 Oct 41

VS-71
01 Aug 41-09 Aug 41
23 Sep 41-17 Oct 41

VS-72:
01 Aug 41-09 Aug 41
23 Sep 41-17 Oct 4l

West Point:
29 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Wichita:
01 Aug 41-16 Aug 41
28 Aug 41-07 Dec 41

Wilkes:
01 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Winslow:
06 Aug 41-13 Aug 41
08 Sep 41-08 Oct 41
29 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Wood, Leonard:
29 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Woolsey:
01 Nov 41-07 Dec 41

Yorktown:
21 Sep 41-11 Oct 4l
31 Oct 41-04 Nov 41

Yorktown Air Group:
VB-5:
21 Sep 41-11 Oct 41

VS-41:
21 Sep 41-11 Oct 41

VT-5:
21 Sep 41-11 Oct 41

Yukon:
28 Oct 41-07 Dec 41

Zircon:
11 Oct 41-07 Dec 41

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