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Unit Details

Strength
Detachment
Type
MSG/Security
 
Existing/Disbanded
Disbanded
Year
1943 - 1963

Description
Marine Detachment or MarDet was a unit of 35 to 55 United States Marines aboard battleships or aircraft carriers. They were a regular component of a ship's company since the formation of the United States Marine Corps up until the 1990s. Missions of the Marine Detachment evolved over time, and included protecting the ship's captain, security and defense of the ship, operating the brig, limited action ashore, securing nuclear weapons and ceremonial details.

USS Los Angeles (CA-135)
CLASS - BALTIMORE
Displacement 13,600 Tons, Dimensions, 673' 5" (oa) x 70' 10" x 26' 10" (Max)
Armament 9 x 8"/55, 12 x 5"/38AA, 48 x 40mm, 24 x 20mm, 4 Aircraft
Armor, 6" Belt, 8" Turrets, 2 1/2" Deck, 6 1/2" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 120,000 SHP; G. E. Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 33 Knots, Crew 2000.
Operational and Building Data
Ordered 07 AUG 1942
Keel laid on 28 JUL 1943 by the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pa
Launched 20 AUG 1944
Commissioned 22 JUL 1945
Decommissioned 09 APR 1948
Recommissioned 27 JAN 1951
Decommissioned 15 NOV 1963
Stricken 01 JAN 1974
Fate: Sold for scrap to Terminal Island's National Metal and Steel Corp. on 16 MAY 1975 for $1,036,089

7 Members Who Served in This Unit


 
  • Duda, Ed, Cpl, (1951-1954)
  • Guidry, Patrick, Cpl, (1952-1955)
  • Lewis, Richard, Cpl, (1960-1964)
  • Robinson, Ramon, Cpl, (1959-1963)
  • Smlth, Paul c, Cpl, (1953-1955)
 

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Unit History
 
Battle/Operations History
 
Unit Timeline
Deployment - Western Pacific (WESTPAC) Cruise '63
A Western Pacific Cruise is a ship's deployment from her home port, usually lasting between 5 and 8 months. Ships visit different ports such as Phuket, Thailand; Salalah, Oman; Darwin, Australia, Bali ... More
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1963 - 1963
Cold War Incident - Quemoy and Matsu Islands Shelling
Communist Chinese artillery fired 82 shells on Quemoy and Matsu Islands.
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1963 - 1963
Deployment - Western Pacific (WESTPAC) Cruise '59
A Western Pacific Cruise is a ship's deployment from her home port, usually lasting between 5 and 8 months. Ships visit different ports such as Phuket, Thailand; Salalah, Oman; Darwin, Australia, Bali ... More
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1959 - 1959
Second Taiwan Strait Crisis (China)
The Second Taiwan Strait Crisis, also called the 1958 Taiwan Strait Crisis, was a conflict that took place between the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of China (ROC) in which the PRC ... More
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1958 - 1958
Deployment - Western Pacific (WESTPAC) Cruise '56
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1956 - 1956
First Taiwan Strait Crisis (China)
The First Taiwan Strait Crisis (also called the 1954–1955 Taiwan Strait Crisis, the Formosa Crisis, the Offshore Islands Crisis or the 1955 Taiwan Strait Crisis) was a brief armed conflict that ... More
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1954 - 1955
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
1953
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation is a military unit award issued by the government of South Korea to both South Korean and foreign military units.
Descriptions
1951-1953
1953
Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
Third Korean Winter, 1 December 1952 - 30 April 1953. Meanwhile the armistice talks had stalled. Discord over several issues, but principally the exchange of prisoners of war, had prevented any agreem ... More
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1952 - 1953
US Occupation of Japan
The Allied occupation of Japan at the end of World War II was led by General Douglas MacArthur, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers, with support from the British Commonwealth. Unlike in the oc ... More
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1945 - 1952
Korean War/Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
As 1951 drew to a close, a lull had settled over the battlefield. Fighting tapered off to a routine of patrol clashes, raids, and bitter small-unit struggles for key outpost positions. The lull result ... More
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1951 - 1952
Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
In May the enemy became bolder, increasing his probing attacks and patrols, intensifying his artillery fire, and aggressively interrupting U.N. patrols. In May 1952 an estimated total of 102,000 artil ... More
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1952 - 1952
Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
A reconnaissance in force by elements of the 1st Cavalry Division on 22 January revealed that the enemy had withdrawn from frontline positions. The task force returned after having met little resistan ... More
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1951 - 1951
Korean War/CCF Spring Offensive (1951)
On 22 April enemy activity across the whole front suddenly increased and the U.N. advance halted abruptly. The expected spring offensive was at hand.

Following a four-hour artillery bom ... More
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1951 - 1951
Korean War/UN Summer-Fall Offensive (1951)
On 23 June 1951 Jacob Malik, Deputy Foreign Minister of the U.S.S.R., made a statement in a recorded broadcast in New York implying Chinese and North Korean willingness to discuss armistice terms to e ... More
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1951 - 1951
Operation Beleaguer (China)
Operation Beleaguer was a major United States military operation that took place in northeastern China's Hopeh and Shantung Provinces between 1945 and 1949. The main objectives of the operation were t ... More
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1945 - 1949
Surrender of Japan, End of WWII
The surrender of the Empire of Japan was announced by Imperial Japan on August 15 and formally signed on September 2, 1945, bringing the hostilities of World War II to a close. By the end of July 1945 ... More
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1945 - 1945
World War II/American Theater
Defense of American Interests and American property and territories.
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1941 - 1945
 
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