USS Estes Statistics

The name was derrived from Estes Cone, a peak in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, near Estes Park. For images of Estes Cone.

Awards Earned

nmuc chinasrv amc
asiapac wwiivm occ
ndsm koreasrv afem
vsm unk pl
vmuc rvsn rokwsm

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom. left to right
First Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Second Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Third Row - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Korean Service Medal (2) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (4-Vietnam)
Fourth Row - Vietnam Service Medal (6) - United Nations Service Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal
Fifth Row - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (2) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal





USS Estes (AGC-12)
Displacement: 7,240 tons
Length: 459'2"
Beam: 63'
Draft: 24'
Hull: Maritime Commission C2-S-AJ1 (#1353)
Speed: 15 knots
Crew: 633 Enlisted, 54 Officer
Armament: 2 5"-38 & 4 twin 40mm mounts
Propulsion: 6,000 HP Geared Turbine - Single screw
Class: USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7)
Keel Laid: 25 August 1943 at North Carolina Shipbuilding Company, Willmington, North Carolina
Launched: 1 November 1943 as SS Morning Star

 T I M E L I N E 

22 February 1944:

Acquired by U.S. Navy

09 October 1944:

Commissioned at Todd Shipyard - Brooklyn, New York

30 June 1949:

De-commissioned at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard - San Francisco, California

26 December 1950:

Reactivation Begins

31 January 1951:

Re-commissioned at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard - San Francisco, California

01 January 1969:

Designation Changed to LCC-12

31 October 1969:


30 July 1976:

Disposition: Stricken from Naval Records

01 December 1977:

Sold for scrap

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