Ashtabula Patch

This is the patch that Dan Polecheck has had made, if you would like one this is what Dan says:

If anyone is interested, send your email to and I will send you a picture of it. The cost will be $10.00 and that includes the shipping. It is a 5 inch patch and I think it really looks nice. I hope to hear from some you


A different Perspective !

Ashtabula from an approaching ship!  Thanks to Neil Greer and the USS Virgo website.  USS Virgo alongside Ashtabula in 1969.

Manuvering  Moving to Port and Preparing to come alongside Coming Alongside  Transfering Forward Midship View Aft View


Ashtabula Ribbons


Ashtabula was awarded eight battle stars for World War II service, four battle stars for Korean War service, and eight battle stars for duty in the Vietnam War

 Top Row – Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation – American Campaign Medal
Second Row – Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (5) – World War II Victory Medal – Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Third Row – National Defense Service Medal – Korean Service Medal (4) – Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (4-Quemoy-Matsu, 9-Vietnam, 1-Korea, 1 Op. Frequent Wind)
Fourth Row – Vietnam Service Medal (7) – Humanitarian Service Medal (1-Frequent Wind, 1-Boat People) – Philippines Liberation Medal
Fifth Row – United Nations Service Medal – Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal – Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

New Ashtabula Site

Welcome to the USS Ashtabula website. It’s been changed to a little different format so it will be easier for the crew members to manage the site and keep up on the latest events. Ed Benningfield is currently administrating the web site. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact him directly.

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