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Korean War Ship History

The legendary World War II destroyer USS Taylor (DD 468) distinguished herself yet again in battle, this time in Korean waters as DDE 468. Her duties and accomplishments were many during the Korean War, and included screening aircraft carriers, providing cover for minesweeping operations, shore bombardment, and search and rescue operations. Taylor played an important part in the Siege of Wonsan, and proved herself time and again under fire. During her two Korean War deployments, Taylor completed every assignment given her without the loss of a single crewman, continuing her World War II reputation as a “lucky ship”. Luck may have had something to do with it, but her officers and men were the main reason for her success. For her exemplary record in Korea, USS Taylor (DDE 468) earned two battle stars. USS Taylor Korean War history.