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The picture shows a front and back view of this 1944 U.S.S. William Seiverling & U.S.S. Ulvert M. Moore Ship Launching Pin Back Button. This launching badge is believed to have been saved by a shipyard worker. It was found in a Staten Island, New York attic with many others dating from 1941 to 1944 when many ships were launched to do battle in World War II. They had been hidden away in that attic from the 1940s until 2008. The ship was launched from The Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock of Kearny, New Jersey.

This pinback button is imprinted in black on a white background. There is a paper insert in the back. It is marked on the two sides as follows:

U.S.S. WM. SEIVERLING
AND
U.S.S. ULVERT M. MOORE
LAUNCHING
MARCH 5, 1944

THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO.
NEWARK, N.J.
BUTTONS, BADGES, NOVELTIES AND SIGNS

The pin back button measures 1-1/2'' wide. It is in good condition with some spotting and surface rusting on the back as pictured.

Below here, for reference, is some information on the U.S.S. William Seiverling and U.S.S. Ulvert M. Moore:

U.S.S. William Seiverling (DE-441)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Career (US)

Laid down: 2 December 1943
Launched: 7 March 1944
Commissioned: 1 June 1944
Decommissioned: 21 March 1947
In service: 27 December 1950
Out of service: 27 September 1957
Struck: 1 December 1972
Fate: Sold for scrap 20 September 1973

General characteristics

Displacement: 1,350/1,745 tons
Length: 306 ft. (93 m) (oa)
Beam: 36 ft. 10 in (11.2 m)
Draught: 13 ft. 4 in (4.1 m) (max)
Propulsion: 2 boilers, 2 geared turbine engines, 12,000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 knots
Range: 6,000 nm at 12 knots
Complement: 14 officers, 201 enlisted
Armament: 2 - 5''/38, 4 (2x2) 40mmAA, 10 - 20mm AA, 3 - 21'' TT, 1 Hedgehog, 8 DCT's, 2 DC tracks.

U.S.S. William Seiverling (DE-441) was a John C. Butler class destroyer escort acquired by the U.S. Navy during World War II. The primary purpose of the destroyer escort was to escort and protect ships in convoy, in addition to other tasks as assigned, such as patrol or radar picket. Post war she returned home proudly bearing four battle stars; when she was reactivated for the Korean War, she returned home after that war with three more. William Seiverling was named in honor of William Frank Seiverling, Jr., who was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously for his brave action on Guadalcanal. William Seiverling was laid down on 2 December 1943 at Kearny, New Jersey, by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, launched on 7 March 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Grace Seiverling; and commissioned at the New York Navy Yard on 1 June 1944, Lt. Comdr. Charles F. Adams, Jr., in command.

World War II Pacific Theatre operations
Following commissioning, William Seiverling conducted shakedown training in the vicinity of Bermuda. She returned to New York on 26 July and began post shakedown availability at the New York Navy Yard. She completed repairs on 8 August and put to sea on the 9th, bound ultimately for the western Pacific. After several stops along the way, she transited the Panama Canal on 25 August. The warship remained at Balboa until the 30th, at which time she continued her voyage.

She stopped at San Diego, California, from 2 to 11 September before getting underway for Pearl Harbor on the latter date. The destroyer escort reached Oahu on 17 September and began a series of missions out of the Pearl Harbor base. For the remainder of September and during the first week in October, those operations consisted of torpedo, surface gunnery, and shore bombardment exercises. After 8 October, the U.S.S. William Seiverling began antisubmarine warfare duty, first on a training basis and, after 1 November, as a unit of a hunter killer force built around Corregidor. That employment continued until 24 November, when she sortied from Pearl Harbor in company with Task Group (TG) 12.4, a hunter killer group built around Tulagi. That unit steamed via Eniwetok to Ulithi, where it arrived on 2 December.

Antisubmarine operations
For the next three months, William Seiverling operated with the hunter killer group from the base at Ulithi. She helped to patrol the sea lanes between various islands in the Central Pacific to keep them clear of Japanese submarines. On 28 December, the destroyer escort departed Ulithi in company with the Tulagi group to provide ASW support for the Lingayen landings scheduled for the beginning of the second week in January 1945. She and her unit stopped at Kossol Roads in the Palau Islands from 29 December 1944 until 1 January 1945. On the latter day, she sortied with the task group and set a course via the Surigao Strait, the Sulu Sea, and the South China Sea for Luzon. During the transit, enemy air attacks were frequent, but William Seiverling never got into the action until she arrived off Lingayen Gulf on 7 January. On that day, her guns warded off a single attacker whose approach was quite desultory in nature. She patrolled the waters off Lingayen Gulf until 17 January at which time she joined the screen of task group TG 77.4 and TG 77.3 and headed south. She conducted patrols with elements of the two task groups until 1 February when she began retirement through the Sulu Sea with TG 77.4.

On 5 February, the warship reentered the lagoon at Ulithi. Upkeep occupied the next two weeks. On 19 February, the destroyer escort reported for duty with the U.S. 5th Fleet as an element of Task Unit (TU) 50.7.3. That same day, she departed Ulithi with that task unit and headed, via Guam, to the vicinity of Iwo Jima to support the battle then in progress for that island. For about a month, she and the other ships of the task unit conducted antisubmarine patrols of the sea lanes between the Marianas and Iwo Jima. On 11 March, she cleared the Iwo Jima area to return to her base at Ulithi where she arrived on 14 March.

Supporting Okinawa operations
The U.S.S.William Seiverling remained at Ulithi completing logistics until 21 March at which time she got underway with TG 52.1 to support the assault on and occupation of Okinawa. Her first mission in support of the Ryukyu campaign consisted of antisubmarine protection for escort carriers, the planes of which provided close air support for the troops assaulting Okinawa. That phase of her Okinawa service lasted until 15 April at which time she began another series of antisubmarine patrols along the route between Okinawa and Ulithi with TU 50.7.3, the reconstituted Tulagi hunter killer group. Those patrols occupied her time until 30 April at which time she parted company with the unit to return to Ulithi for repairs to her main propulsion plant.

Under air attack
The warship arrived back in the lagoon at Ulithi on the afternoon of 3 May and commenced repairs. She completed repairs on 15 May and stood out of the anchorage on the 16th to escort Genesee back to Okinawa. Upon arrival on 20 May, she began duty patrolling on various antisubmarine and antiaircraft defense stations around Okinawa. During that phase of her Okinawa duty, William Seiverling came under air attack on numerous occasions, including the 25 May attack when a suicider succeeded in crashing and sinking Bates and she claimed three kills and a number of hits but suffered no damage herself. On 28 May, the destroyer escort received orders to join the screen of TG 30.7 with which she conducted antisubmarine patrols about 400 miles north of Guam. On 5 June, her unit shaped a course via Guam to Ulithi where it arrived on 8 June.

Supporting Philippine Islands operations
William Seiverling remained at Ulithi for about two weeks conducting repairs and provisioning. On 24 June, she departed the atoll and shaped a course for San Pedro Bay, Leyte, where she and her division mates joined TG 30.8 on 26 June. On the 28th, TG 30.8 with William Seiverling in company, departed Leyte to return to Ulithi. The task group reentered Ulithi on 30 June and commenced logistics operations in preparation for its logistics support missions to the U.S. 3rd Fleet carriers during the summer air strikes on the Japanese home islands. William Seiverling served in the screen of the U.S. 3rd Fleet replenishment group through most of July. On 23 July, she returned to Ulithi for repairs to her sound gear and to take on stores and provisions. She returned to sea on 25 July and rendezvoused with Salamaua on the 28th. She conducted antisubmarine patrols with that escort carrier until 1 August at which time the task unit set a course for Leyte and temporary duty with the U.S. 7th Fleet. She and her unit mates arrived in San Pedro Bay on 5 August and remained there until 8 August when they resumed antisubmarine patrols to the northeast of Luzon. That duty occupied her time until the end of hostilities on 15 August and thereafter.

End of war assignments
She continued patrols of that nature, operating from the base on Leyte near San Pedro Bay until 27 August at which time she set a course for Japan and duty in conjunction with the occupation. The warship arrived in Tokyo Bay on 2 September, the day Japan formally surrendered to the Allies. She supported the occupation forces in Japan until 17 October when she departed Yokosuka to escort a convoy of tank landing ships to Manila. She reached her destination on 25 October and remained there for repairs and provisions until 3 December. On the latter day, the warship stood out of Manila Bay to return to the United States. After stops at Guam, Eniwetok, and Pearl Harbor, William Seiverling arrived in San Pedro, California, on 26 November. The destroyer escort began preparations for inactivation almost immediately upon arrival. William Seiverling was placed in commission, in reserve, sometime in December. Though inactive, the warship remained in commission, in reserve, until formally decommissioned on 21 March 1947.

Reactivation for the Korean crisis
The outbreak of hostilities in Korea during the summer of 1950 brought many warships in the reserve fleet back to active duty. Accordingly, on 27 December 1950, William Seiverling was recommissioned at San Diego, California, Lt. Comdr. Walter C. Cole in command. She spent the first three months of 1951 conducting shakedown training along the California coast. On 16 April, she departed San Diego in company with Escort Squadron (CortRon) 9, bound for the Far East. After stops at Pearl Harbor and Midway Island, she arrived in Sasebo, Japan, on 14 May. From there, she moved south to Keelung, Taiwan, where she joined the Taiwan Strait patrol.

Korean War operations
In July, the warship arrived in the Korean War zone. From the 6th to the 12th, she conducted shore bombardment missions near Songjin. When not engaged in shore bombardment, William Seiverling patrolled the North Korean coast as a unit of the United Nations Blockading Force. Early in September she joined the naval forces blockading Wonsan harbor.

Under fire from Korean shore batteries
On 8 September, while operating with minesweepers in the inner harbor at Wonsan, the destroyer escort drew fire from an enemy shore battery. She began maneuvering radically and opened counter battery fire. The enemy, however, proved far more accurate than did the American warship. Throughout the brief action, he consistently straddled William Seiverling and succeeded in scoring three hits, one of which struck the ship below the waterline at the number 2 fireroom. That hit caused William Seiverling to break off the action and retire to Sasebo for repairs. The warship remained at Sasebo for the remainder of that deployment. She returned to the United States on 22 November. William Seiverling completed repairs and conducted normal operations along the California coast during the first 10 months of 1952. On 17 October 1952, she departed San Diego to return to the Far East. After stops at Pearl Harbor and at Midway Island, she arrived in the western Pacific at Yokosuka on 11 November. By 16 November, the destroyer escort was back on station with the Wonsan blockade. That duty, including shore bombardment missions, lasted until 26 December. After upkeep, she returned to the Korean coast on 5 January 1953. Her western Pacific deployment lasted until late May and included three more tours of duty in the coastal waters around Korea.

Assigned to training duty
She departed the Far East on 22 May and reentered San Diego on 9 June. She resumed local operations until January 1954 at which time the warship entered the Long Beach Naval Shipyard for overhaul. She completed repairs on 26 March and resumed training duty out of San Diego for the next two months. On 20 May, William Seiverling stood out of San Diego on her way back to the Orient. The warship arrived in Japan on 8 June but was soon back in Korean waters participating in a landing exercise at Sokcho Ri. Between 29 June and 26 July, the ship made a series of goodwill visits to the Japanese ports of Kobe, Nagoya, Muroran, and Niigata. During the remainder of that deployment, she resumed duty with TF 95. Late in November, she completed her western Pacific assignment and set a course for San Diego. William Seiverling arrived back in her home port on 10 December 1954.

The final years
The warship's active career lasted just a little over two more years. During that time, she made two more deployments to the western Pacific. During the first 7th Fleet assignment, she operated in the old familiar northwestern Pacific near Japan and Korea. Also during that deployment, she visited Maizuru, Japan, where, in June and July 1955, she took custody of lend lease ships being returned to the United States. Her second and final deployment of that period took her to the southwestern Pacific for visits to New Zealand and Australian ports before she headed north for duty on the Taiwan Strait patrol. She returned to San Diego from the last tour of duty in the Far East on 18 February 1957. She resumed normal operations until 15 June at which time she began preparations for decommissioning.

Final decommissioning
William Seiverling was placed out of commission at San Diego on 27 September 1957. She remained in the Pacific Reserve Fleet until 1 December 1972 when her name was struck from the Navy List. On 20 September 1973, she was sold to Levin Metals Corp., of San Jose, California, for scrapping. The U.S.S. William Seiverling earned four battle stars during World War II and three battle stars during the Korean conflict.


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U.S.S. Ulvert M. Moore (DE-442)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Career (US)

Laid down: 2 December 1943
Launched: 7 March 1944
Commissioned: 18 July 1944
Decommissioned: 22 May 1946
In service: 27 January 1951
Out of service: 10 October 1958
Struck: 1 December 1965
Fate: sunk as target off San Nicholas Isle, California on 13 July 1966

General characteristics

Displacement: 1,350/1,745 tons
Length: 306 ft. (93 m) (oa)
Beam: 36 ft. 10 in. (11.2 m)
Draught: 13 ft. 4 in. (4.1 m) (max)
Propulsion: 2 boilers, 2 geared turbine engines, 12,000 shp (8,900 kW), 2 screws
Speed: 24 knots
Range: 6,000 nmi at 12 knots (22 km/h)
Complement: 14 officers, 201 enlisted
Armament: 2 - 5''/38, 4 (2x2) 40mmAA, 10 - 20mm AA, 3 - 21'' TT, 1 Hedgehog, 8 DCT's, 2 DC tracks.

U.S.S. Ulvert M. Moore (DE-442) was a John C. Butler class destroyer escort acquired by the U.S. Navy during World War II. The primary purpose of the destroyer escort was to escort and protect ships in convoy, in addition to other tasks as assigned, such as patrol or radar picket. Post war she returned home proudly bearing five battle stars; when she was reactivated for the Korean War, she returned home after that war with three more. The U.S.S. Ulvert M. Moore (DE-442) was named in honor of Ulvert Mathew Moore who was awarded the Navy Cross medal posthumously during the Battle of Midway. She was laid down on 2 December 1943 at Houston, Texas, by the Brown Shipbuilding Co.; launched on 7 March 1944; sponsored by Mrs. L. E. Moore, mother of Ens. Moore; and commissioned on 18 July 1944, Lt. Comdr. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., U.S.N.R., the son of the President, in command.

World War II Pacific Theatre operations
Following shakedown off Bermuda, the destroyer escort screened the U.S.S. Shamrock Bay (CVE-84) from New York to Norfolk, Virginia, on 18 September before departing the latter port on 5 October in company with the U.S.S. Kendall C. Campbell (DE-443). The two DE's escorted the U.S.S. Taluga (AO-62) and the U.S.S. Aucilla (AO-56) to Aruba, Dutch West Indies, and thence conveyed them to the Panama Canal Zone before continuing on by themselves to the west coast of the United States, arriving at San Diego, California, on 22 October. Ulvert M. Moore and her sister ship subsequently sailed for the Hawaiian Islands, escorting the U.S.S. Colorado (BB-45) from San Pedro, California, to Pearl Harbor between 24 and 30 October.

Searching for Japanese submarine I-12
When Ulvert M. Moore had refueled there, urgent orders sent her to sea to join a hunter killer group based around the U.S.S. Corregidor (CVE-58) which was searching for Japanese submarine I-12. That Japanese submarine had torpedoed and sunk the American merchantman S.S. John A. Johnson on 30 October. Corregidor's unit, designated Task Group (TG) 12.3, operated between Hawaii and the west coast until 19 November, when it returned to Pearl Harbor. After repairs alongside the U.S.S. Yosemite (AD-19) from 20 to 23 November, Ulvert M. Moore put to sea on the 24th with TG 12.4, centered around the U.S.S. Tulag (CVE-72), bound for the Carolines, via Eniwetok in the Marshalls. TG 12.4 conducted antisubmarine patrols en route and reached Eniwetok on 2 December and Ulithi on the 7th. Upon its arrival at the latter, the group was reclassifled TG 30.6. The destroyer escort and her mates then operated on antisubmarine patrols in an area from the Marianas in the north to the Palaus in the south.

Under attack by Japanese planes
Following this duty, Ulvert M. Moore replenished her stores at Kossol Roads, Palaus, and got underway on New Year's Day 1945 as part of the screen for TG 77.4, the 14 escort aircraft carriers which would furnish close air support for the landing operations on Luzon and provide air cover for the fire support group, TG 77.2, bound for Luzon. Snooping Japanese planes showed up on the 3d, approached the formation, but kept just out of range.

Ommaney Bay crashed by kamikaze
Ulvert M. Moore went to general quarters twice in the predawn hours of 4 January, fueled from the U.S.S. Suamico (AO-49), and spent the afternoon delivering mail via highline transfer to other ships in the task force. While she was casting off from alongside the U.S.S. Minneapolis (CA-36), her lookouts noted a Japanese plane slipping into the return flight pattern of the carriers. This kamikaze soon crashed into the U.S.S. Ommaney Bay (CVE-79) shortly after 17:14, 1,000yards (910 m) away from Ulvert M. Moore's starboard bow. A heavy explosion rocked the ''jeep carrier'' from stem to stern, and large fires soon broke out along her starboard side. The destroyer escort headed for the scene at full speed and picked up four men, one of whom died before he could be brought aboard ship. All three suffered from flash burns and shock. Ommaney Bay continued to burn fiercely and eventually had to be sunk by a torpedo from the U.S.S. Burns (DD-588) at 18:45 that day.

Downed one ''Oscar''
With bogies in the vicinity at 00:39 on 5 January, Ulvert M. Moore went to general quarters and remained there until 02:05. The destroyer escort went to general quarters three more times that day, twice for enemy aircraft and once for a contact which turned out to be friendly. At 16:55, the destroyer escort received reports of approaching Japanese aircraft. Soon Japanese torpedo planes attacked the starboard side of the formation, giving Ulvert M. Moore a few moments before three ''Oscar'' fighters approached from port. Opening fire from 5,000 yards (4,600 m) with her 5 inch (130 mm) battery and from 3,000 yards (2,700 m) with her 40 millimeter Bofors guns, Ulvert M. Moore downed one ''Oscar'' which burst into flames and disintegrated.

Rescuing survivors from the U.S.S. Stafford
Elsewhere in the immediate vicinity, Japanese planes crashed into the Australian heavy cruiser H.M.A.S. Australia and U.S.S. Stafford DE-411. The latter, holed on her starboard side aft, between the after engine room and fire room, initially seemed lost as fire broke out on board. Ulvert M. Moore closed to port and took off 54 men and 3 officers while the U.S.S. Halligan (DE-584) nudged alongside to starboard and took off additional crewmen.

Splashed one ''Val''
The U.S.S. Ulvert M. Moore received orders to stand by Stafford, along with Halligan and the fleet tug U.S.S. Quapaw (AT-12) which arrived to take the stricken destroyer escort in tow. Gunfire from the U.S.S. Halligan and the U.S.S. Ulvert M. Moore splashed a ''Val'' dive bomber early on the 6th, before the U.S.S. Ralph Talbot (DD-390) relieved Halligan at 18:49 on that day. Another Japanese plane ventured too close to the little formation on the 7th, and Ulvert M. Moore's gunners splashed it. After transferring the crewmen of Stafford, who had been embarked in Ulvert M. Moore, to Ralph Talbot, the destroyer escort resumed antisubmarine patrols in the vicinity of Mindoro Island as part of Task Unit (TU) 77.4.1. While thus engaged, she received orders to assist the U.S.S. La Vallette (DD-448) in searching for a Japanese submarine reported by a plane to be running on the surface in the vicinity. Accordingly, the U.S.S. Goss (DE-444) accompanied Ulvert M. Moore and joined La Vallette and U.S.S. Jenkins (DD-447). At 15:57 on 30 January, La Vallette made contact and dropped a depth charge barrage but observed no results and soon lost the contact. The group continued to search throughout the night with negative results.

Sinking Japanese submarine RO-115
On 31 January, the U.S.S. Ulvert M. Moore secured from the search at 16:07 and steamed to join up with TG 77.4. En route, the destroyer escort received a radio message from the U.S.S. Boise (CL-47) telling of a surfaced submarine on a southeast bearing 8miles (13 km) away. The U.S.S. Bell (DD-587) and the U.S.S. O'Bannon (DD-450) left Boise's screen to investigate. Bell closed to four miles (6 km) before the enemy submarine, identified by postwar accounting as Japanese submarineRO-115, submerged. At 20:37, Ulvert M. Moore received orders to assist in the search and arrived at the scene to complete the hunter killer group. The destroyer escort detected the submarine at 21:52 but briefly lost the contact. Regaining the contact at 22:10, she fired her first ''hedgehog'' pattern four minutes later. At 22:27, she fired another ''hedgehog'' pattern; and three explosions rumbled up from below, muffled noises intermingling with ''crunching noises.'' Twice more, the destroyer escort attacked like a persistent terrier. Another pattern of 7.2 millimeter projectiles left the ''hedgehog'' mount at 23:02, hit the water and plunged downward; 12 seconds later a sharp ''crack'' followed, as did ''distinct and definite bubbling and hissing noises.'' Men on the destroyer escort's fantail reported seeing a large bubble burst on the surface. Ulvert M. Moore closed the vicinity of the strong contact at 23:36 and again at midnight. The eighth attack proved to be the killer; for, 15 seconds after the ''hedge hog'' depth charges hit the water, three violent explosions sent out concussions felt by topside personnel in Ulvert M. Moore and the three other ships. A last explosion rumbled up from below, the death agony of the RO boat and a ''definite bluish light similar to burning gas'' was noted. For two hours, the ships searched the vicinity to confirm the ''kill.'' Men topside in Ulvert M. Moore noted the strong odor of diesel oil, an object which resembled a life jacket, small boxes and pieces of deck planking, and a considerable amount of paper.

Supporting Iwo Jima and Okinawa operations
Ulvert M. Moore retired to Ulithi and remained there from 6 to 18 February before departing with other ships of CortRon 70 and Tulagi, as part of TU 50.7.3 to provide antisubmarine protection for the carriers which would furnish close air support for the forces attacking Iwo Jima. The ship thus began her most grueling period, as she steamed continuously for 78 days to support this operation and the subsequent one against Okinawa. The destroyer escort operated with Tulagi and, later, U.S.S. Anzio (CVE-57), southeast of Okinawa. During the Okinawa operation, President Roosevelt died on 12 April, a loss felt not only by the nation and the Fleet, but by Comdr. Roosevelt, Ulvert M. Moore's commanding officer.

Major repairs at Ulithi
Returning to Guam on 6 June, Ulvert M. Moore soon shifted to Ulithi for major repairs. On 19 June, the destroyer escort put to sea with TG 30.8, the group providing logistics support for Admiral William F. Halsey's air strikes against the Japanese home islands. She operated with this unit until returning to Guam on 24 July. Three days later, the ship joined the hunter killer group based around U.S.S. Salamaua (CVE-96), in operating on antisubmarine patrol northeast of Luzon.

Atomic bombs strike Japanese cities
The two atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August, respectively hastened the collapse of Japanese resistance. At this time, Ulvert M. Moore was operating with Salamaua on antisubmarine patrol east of Formosa, a duty in which she remained engaged until putting into Leyte on 25 August.

Tokyo Bay end of war ceremonies
Ulvert M. Moore screened TG 32.1, the supporting escorts for TF 32, then en route to Tokyo Bay for the Japanese surrender. On 2 September, the escort vessel entered Tokyo Bay, in the words of her ship's historian, as ''a fitting culmination to approximately 14 months of strenuous operation.'' After conducting antisubmarine and mine patrol duties in Japanese home waters, escorting Japan bound transports with occupation forces embarked, and destroying floating mines with light caliber gunfire, Ulvert M. Moore operated in the Philippines into the winter before she returned via Pearl Harbor to the United States. Arriving at San Diego, California, on 22 November, the destroyer escort was decommissioned there on 24 May 1946 and placed in reserve.

Reactivated for Korean crisis
Ulvert M. Moore remained inactive until the onset of the Korean War in the summer of 1950. The destroyer escort was accordingly recommissioned at San Diego on 27 January 1951 and assigned to CortRon 9. After shakedown, she departed San Diego on 19 April, bound for the Far East.

Formosa patrol duty
Arriving at Sasebo, Japan, on 17 May 1951, Ulvert M. Moore joined Task Force 72 for Formosa patrol duty, standing guard off Taiwan, to deter against possible communist Chinese incursions against the Nationalist Chinese. The destroyer escort was detached from this duty on 10 June and arrived at Buckner Bay two days later. She then conducted hunter killer exercises as she steamed north to Japan. Arriving at Yokosuka on 16 June, she departed there nine days later and headed for the west coast of Korea to join the British carrier H.M.S.Glory for screen and patrol duty. In August, Ulvert M. Moore participated in bombardment and covering operations at Wonsan, Korea, during minesweeping operations there and came under fire for the first time from communist shore batteries. Her guns covered the retirement of the more lightly constructed minecraft and earned the ship a ''well done.'' After conducting frequent patrols north to Songjin and Chongjin, Korea, for shore bombardment and anti-junk patrol, the destroyer escort put into Sasebo on 25 August for refit. The following month, Ulvert M. Moore continued her operations off the coast of Korea undertaking bombardment and call fire missions in support of United Nations ground troops at Wonsan, Songjin, and Chongjin on the east coast of Korea. Near the end of the month, the ship proceeded towards Okinawa, conducting hunter killer exercises en route.

Struck by North Korean gunfire
However, Typhoon ''Ruth'' prevented successful completion of their evolution and forced Ulvert M. Moore and the other ships of CortRon 9 back towards Korea. Arriving off Hungnam on 14 October, the destroyer escort proceeded to her interdiction patrol station and watched for enemy junk traffic off the coast. Early on the morning of 17 October, communist shore batteries shelled the ship, lobbing a salvo close aboard the escort vessel. One shell hit the after steering engine room, and fragments killed one man almost instantly. In addition, the splinters wounded an officer and an enlisted man. Efficient and rapid damage control work soon repaired the damage, allowing the ship to return to action. Ulvert M. Moore remained on the station, conducting shore bombardment, serving on antisubmarine patrol, and patrolling to locate and destroy enemy junks or mines, until she departed Korean waters on 6 November, arriving at San Diego, via Japan, on 26 November.

Second Korean tour
After an overhaul at the San Francisco Naval Shipyard and antisubmarine and air defense training off the coast of California, Ulvert M. Moore got underway for the Far East and her second tour off Korea, departing San Diego on 18 October 1952. Ulvert M. Moore subsequently took part in operations interdicting communist coastal rail traffic and harassing enemy logistics movements. She remained thus engaged until 19 December before conducting a period of hunter killer exercises off Okinawa between 27 December 1952 and 9 January 1953. On 31 March, Ulvert M. Moore's commanding officer assumed duties as Commander Task Group (CTG) 95.3, to enforce Japanese and South Korean fishing rights Off Korean coastlines, before she sailed for the west coast of the United States, making port at San Diego on 6 June 1953. After conducting local operations, including antisubmarine, air defense, and type training evolutions, Ulvert M. Moore again sailed for the Far East, departing the west coast for Yokosuka on 20 May 1954.

Weathering Pacific Ocean typhoons
During this tour, the ship's duties consisted primarily of escorting fleet tankers and ammunition ships. In addition, she also participated in a marine landing exercise, a hunter killer training operation, and conducted antisubmarine exercises with Colombian, British, and Dutch naval units. She weathered three major typhoons during the deployment: ''Grace'', while moored at Sasebo; ''June'', during a sortie with a typhoon evasion task force from Tokyo Bay; and ''Lorna'', while at sea off the southeast coast of Japan. Upon completion of her tour, Ulvert M. Moore departed Yokosuka, bound for San Diego via Midway Island and Pearl Harbor. While en route home, she encountered a storm which battered her for 10 days and produced many heavy rolls in the storm tossed seas.

Additional WestPac deployments
Ulvert M. Moore subsequently conducted three more WestPac deployments into 1958. During one of these, in early 1958, she participated in Operation Skyhook.

Final decommissioning
Placed out of commission, in reserve, on 10 October 1958 at Astoria, Oregon, the destroyer escort remained inactive until struck from the Navy List on 1 December 1965. She was authorized for destruction as a target vessel on 18 April 1966 and subsequently sunk off San Nicholas Isle on 13 July 1966 by aircraft from the U.S.S. Coral Sea (CVA-43) and by surface gunfire. Ulvert M. Moore (DE-442) was awarded five battle stars for her World War II service and three for Korea.

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1944 U.S.S. William Seiverling & U.S.S. Ulvert M. Moore Ship Launching Pin Back Button


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