USS Amick DE 168 Launch

USS AMICK DE 168

Launching, 27 May 1943
Kearny, N.J.

Photo 1  |  Photo 2

Photo submitted by Joanne Amick Comer,
sister of Eugene E. Amick, Jr., namesake of DE 168


Named for Ensign Eugene Earle Amick, b. 26 January 1914, Boonville, MO; KIA 9 August 1942 aboard ASTORIA (CA-34), Battle of Savo Island

Type: DET
Builder: FED
Keel laid 11/30/42
Launched 05/27/43
Commissioned 07/26/43
First CO: Lt Cdr Francis C. B. McCune
Decommissioned 05/16/47
To Japan as ASAHI 06/14/55
Returned to USN 1975
Redesignated as FF-168, 01/06/75
Stricken 06/15/75
Sold at scrap value to The Philippines as DATU SIRATUNA 09/13/76
Stricken 1984

Unit of CortDiv 15, Flag

From the research of Anne McCarthy,
with contributions by Pat Perrella and Pat Stephens, webmaster. March 2006
 

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