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The Korean Service Medal 1950-1954, Ships "N"

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The following is a list of units credited by the Secretary of the Navy with having performed duty during the indicated periods which entitle personnel to the Korean Service Medal. Engagement stars have been authorized for the Korean Service Medal for participation in combat operations. Only one star is authorized for participation in one or more engagements with the same code.

Beneath each unit's name are three columns. The left column identified the period of time for which that particular unit and its attached personnel qualified for the basic medal. The center column gives dates for which a unit's attached personnel qualified for a 3/16-inch bronze engagement star for participation in combat operations, if any. The right column gives the code of the designated engagement, a description of which is listed below. This list is reproduced from the 1953 U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Awards Manual (includes 1954 changes) which was prepared by the Bureau of Naval Personnel and Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps.

Navy Ships: 
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M |
N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X - Z |

Other Navy units  
| Part I | Part II | USMC units |

  • K1 - North Korean Aggression: 27 June-02 Nov 50
  • K2 - Communist China Aggression: 03 Nov 50-24 Jan 51
  • K3 - Inchon Landing: 13-17 Sep 50
  • K4 - First UN Counter Offensive: 25 Jan-21 Apr 51
  • K5 - Communist China Spring Offensive: 22 Apr-08 Jul 51
  • K6 - UN Summer-Fall Offensive: 09 July-27 Nov 51
  • K7 - Second Korean Winter: 28 Nov 51-30 Apr 52
  • K8 - Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952: 01 May-30 Nov 52
  • K9 - Third Korean Winter: 01 Dec 52-30 Apr 5-3
  • K10 - Korea, Summer-Fall 1953: 01 May-27 Jul 53
Ship, medal dates Engagement star dates Code Naifeh (DE 352): 6 Jun-11 Nov 51 27 Jun-8 Jul 51 K5 19 Aug-16 Nov 52 9-11 Jul 51 K6 3 Dec 53-19 Feb 54 25 Jul-17 Aug 51 K6 3-16 Mar 54 1-20 Sep 51 K6 25 Mar-7 Jan 54 7-19 Oct 51 K6 23 Oct-6 Nov 51 K6 25 Aug-17 Sep 52 K8 30 Sep-21 Oct 52 K8 30 Oct-11 Nov 52 K8 Natchaug (AOG 54): 14 Mar-23 Jul 51 14-18 Jun 51 K5 Navasota (AO 106): 22-26 Jul 50 18-29 Sep 50 K1 11 Sep-21 Nov 50 15-17 Sep 50 K3 14-15 Dec 50 4-6 Apr 51 K4 31 Mar-25 Jun 51 12-21 Apr 51 K4 31 Jul-4 Oct 51 25 Apr-2 May 51 K5 21 Apr-19 Jul 52 6-10 May 51 K5 31 Aug-26 Oct 52 22 May-6 Jun 51 K5 26 Feb-9 Jun 53 13-19 Jun 51 K5 14 Jul-21 Aug 53 3-12 Aug 51 K6 31 Aug-3 Sep 53 28 Aug-5 Sep 51 K6 3-4 Jul 54 16-25 Sep 51 K6 24-30 Apr 52 K7 1-9 May 52 K8 15-29 May 52 K8 12-26 Jun 52 K8 7-16 Jul 52 K8 l)-20 Sep 52 K8 29 Sep-12 Oct 52 K8 0-18 Mar 53 K9 1-9 Apr 53 K9 25-30 Apr 53 K9 1-2 May 53 K10 17-26 May 53 K10 25-27 Jul 53 K10 Neches (AO 47): 11-31 Mar 51 Nemasket (A0Q 10): 12 Oct-10 Nov 50 Newell (WDE 442): 2-23 Nov 52 29 Oct-18 Nov 53 New Jersey (BB 62): 12 May-24 Nov 51 17-31 May 51 K5 5 Apr-17 Aug 53 3-14 Jun 51 K5 31 Aug-15 Oct 53 27 Jun-8 Jul 51 K5 9-19 Jul 51 K6 15 Aug-2 Sep 51 K6 19 Sep-6 Oct 51 K6 9-19 Oct 51 K6 31-Oct-11 Nov 51 K6 13-14 Nov 51 K6 11-26 Apr 53 K9 30 Apr 53 K9 1-7 May 53 K10 23 May-1 Jun 53 K10 5-20 Jun 53 K10 22-28 Jun 53 K10 3-14 Jul 53 K10 17-27 Jul 53 K10 Newport (PF 27): 10 Aug-27 Dec 50 18-26 Sep 50 K1 18 Jan-14 Mar 51 14-17 Sep 50 K3 6-26 Apr 51 16-27 Nov 51 K6 19 May-14 Jul 51 28 Nov-5 Dec 51 K7 8-27 Aug 51 15-16 Dec 51 K7 20 Sep 51-21 Jan 52 19-21 Dec 51 K7 26 Apr-4 May 52 25 Dec 51-7 Jan 52 K7 Nicholas (DDE 449): 10 Jun-16 Jul 51 19 Jun-3 Jul 51 K5 1 Sep-6 Nov 51 26 Sep-8 Oct 51 K6 13 May-18 Jul 52 9-31 Oct 51 K6 20 Nov 52-24 Feb 53 17-26 May 52 K8 20 Mar-20 May 53 9-14 Jul 52 K8 24 Jun-27 Jul 54 25-30 Nov 52 K8 1-29 Dec 52 K9 10 Jan-11 Feb 53 K9 18-30 Apr 53 K9 1-16 May 53 K10 Noa (DD 841): 3 Oct 53-11 Feb 54 Noble (APA 218): 29 Aug 50-12 Mar 51 18-21 Sep 50 K1 30 Mar-13 Apr 51 8-31 Oct 50 K1 2 Nov-14 Dec 51 2-28 Dec 50 K2 6 Jan-11 May 52 14-17 Sep 50 K3 12-16 Jun 52 8-11 Feb 51 K4 9 Aug-5 Sep 53 27 Feb-6 Mar 51 K4 17 Oct-25 Nov 53 6 Nov 51 K6 11-14 Nov 51 K6 22-23 Jan 52 K7 3-4 Feb 52 K7 Norris (DDE 859): 31 Oct 50-10 Feb 51 8 Nov 50-24 Jan 51 K2 25 Jan-6 Feb 51 K4
Navy Ships: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X - Z | Other Navy units | Part I | Part II | USMC units |


01 June 2000