Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal

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Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal
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Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal
Awarded by United States Navy
Type Campaign medal
Awarded for Service in Nicaragua or nearby naval operations
Status No longer awarded
Precedence
Next (higher) Haitian Campaign Medal 1919–1920[1]
Next (lower) Yangtze Service Medal[1]
Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal ribbon.png
Streamer SNC.PNG
Service ribbon and battle streamer

The Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal is a campaign medal of the United States Navy which was authorized by an act of the United States Congress on 8 November 1929. The Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal was awarded for service during operations in Nicaragua from 1926 to 1933. An earlier campaign medal, the Nicaraguan Campaign Medal, was awarded for service in Nicaragua 1912.

History[edit]

The Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal was created by General Orders of the Navy Department and approved by Congress to recognize naval operations in Nicaragua between the dates of 27 August 1926 and 2 January 1933.

Appearance[edit]

The Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal appeared as a medal suspended from a red ribbon with several white stripes. The medal displayed a woman (representing Columbia), armed with a sword, defending two other figures with a cloak. The medal bore the words Second Nicaraguan Campaign with the dates 1926 – 1930 displayed on the medal’s edges (although the medal was authorized until 1933). No devices were authorized.

Criteria[edit]

To be awarded the Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal, a service member must have either served ashore during the specified period or on a United States ship, or as an embarked Marine, in the waters or land territory of Nicaragua during the aforementioned dates.[2]

The Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal was considered a separate award from the first version of the medal and Navy regulations permitted the receipt and wear of both decorations, if so authorized. Rear Admiral W. H. H. Southerland, who had been in overall command of both Nicaraguan campaigns, was the first recipient of both versions of the Nicaraguan Campaign Medal.[citation needed]

Eligible ships[edit]

The crews of the following ships were awarded the Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal for service during the noted periods of time:[3]

Ship Dates Ship Dates
USS Asheville 5-12 August 1929
26 December 1929
7-9 February 1930
31 January-3 March 1931
13 May-17 June 1931
USS Bainbridge 26 April-4 June 1927
USS Barker 10 January 27
13-31 January 1927
USS Barry 19-30 December 1926
2-9 January 1927
USS Borie 9-18 January 1927
24 January-15 March 1927
USS Brooks 18-21 December 1926
USS Cincinnati 11 Jan 1927
14-27 January 1927
USS Coghlan 18 February-21 March 1927
USS Cleveland 12 December 1926-17 January 1927
21 January-22 March 1927
28 March-24 May 1927
20 May-7 June 1927
18 June 1927-21 July 1927
4-24 August 1927
16-19 September 1927
23 September-1 October 1927
11-14 October 1927
28 October-20 November 1927
24 March-24 April 1928
29 April 1928
15 May-14 June 1928
11 July 1928
23-26 July 1928
31 July 1928-08 August 1928
25 August 1928-22 September 1928
4-15 October 1928
20 October 1928
3-8 November 1928
19-21 May 1929
27 June-2 August 1929
USS Denver 18 September 1926
25 September-16 November 1926
27 November 1926-13 January 1927
17 January-20 March 1927
26 March-30 May 1927
2-29 June 1927
15 July-13 August 1927
24 August-6 September 1927
29 December 1927-12 January 1928
21-22 January 1928
29 January-19 February 1928
5-28 March 1928
9 April-15 May 1928
17 June-22 July 1928
8-12 August 1928
25-28 August 1928
6-14 December 1928
1-4 January 1929
16-21 January 1929
11-14 April 1929
9 August 1929
16 August-30 September 1929
27-28 November 1929
29 March-31 May 1930
22 April-7 May 1930
5 September-10 October 1930
USS Detroit 23 March-17 April 1927 USS John D. Edwards 9 January 1927
17-27 January 1927
31 January-3 February 1927
7-13 February 1927
USS Flusser 24 April-19 May 1927
23 May-12 June 1927
USS Galveston 27 August-1 November 1926
13 November-7 December 1926
10-27 December 1926
5 January-22 February 1927
4 March-20 April 1927
30 Apr 27-18 Jun 27
26 Sep 27-13 Oct 27
6 Nov 27-20 Nov 27
2 Dec 27-30 Dec 27
8 Jan 28-23 Jan 28
26 Feb 28-31 Mar 28
4 Apr 28-11 Apr 28
30 Apr 28
15 May 28-18 Jun 28
26 Sep 28-19 Oct 28
2 Nov 28-15 Nov 28
18 Feb 29-19 Feb 29
18 Apr 29-19 Apr 29
2 Jun 29-27 Jun 29
2 Aug 29-04 Aug 29
5 Apr 30-22 Apr 30
USS Gilmer 25 September-7 October 1926
11-30 October 1926
USS Goff 15 January-11 February 1927
USS Hatfield 13-27 February 1927
3-21 March 1927
USS Henderson 7-26 March 1927
USS Humphreys 21-22 November 1926 USS Reuben James 21 January-15 March 1927
USS Kane 19 March-4 April 1927
24 April 1927
USS Kidder 13-27 June 1927
USS King 26 April-3 May 1927
7 May-9 June 1927
USS La Vallette 13-23 June 1927
USS Lawrence 13 February-11 March 1927
14-21 March 1927
USS Litchfield 23 June-10 July 1927
31 July 1927
USS Marblehead 11-29 January 1928 USS Marcus 11-13 August 1927
USS McFarland 19 March-8 April 1927
12-24 April 1927
USS Melvin 25 June-18 July 1927
USS Memphis 26 October-8 November 1932 USS Mervine 26 Jun 27
9-20 July 1927
USS Milwaukee 29 January-8 February 1927
11-15 February 1927
19 February-2 May 1927
2-4 June 1927
9-13 June 1927
USS Mullany 30 July-13 August 1927
USS Osborne 11-16 January 1927 USS Overton 30 August-13 September 1932
USS James K. Paulding 1-13 November 1926
16-19 November 1926
19-29 March 1927
3-24 April 1927
USS Philip 31 January-9 February 1932
8-11 April 1932
30 April 1932
USS Preston 29 April-10 May 1927
15 May-3 June 1927
7-13 June 1927
USS Quail 27 December 1927-31 January 1928
9-12 February 1927
USS Raleigh 5 February-23 March 1927 USS Reed 24 April-22 May 1927
26 May-12 June 1927
USS Rochester 21 January-15 March 1927
12-25 June 1927
16 July-9 August 1927
31 August-6 October 1926
15 October-9 December 1926
22 December 1926-20 January 1927
27 January-1 February 1927
21-24 July 1927
2-5 August 1927
10-11 October 1927
6-7 November 1927
7 January-1 February 1928
16 February-15 March 1928
24 March-7 April 1928
28-31 May 1928
27-30 June 1928
8-18 July 1928
21 July-25 August 1928
22-27 September 1928
19 October-27 November 1928
31 December 1928-7 January 1929
4-11 February 1929
13-18 July 1929
25 November-19 December 1929
9 October-16 November 1930
3-14 April 1931
USS Sacramento 16-27 March 1929
2-4 June 1929
22-24 September 1929
14-24 March 1930
3-31 January 1931
17 April-13 May 1931
14 August-11 September 1931
USS Selfridge 18 June-17 July 1927
23-26 July 1927
USS Shirk 2-23 July 1927
USS Sloat 25 June-9 July 1927
22 July-8 August 27
USS Robert Smith 12-25 June 1927
16 July-9 August 1927
USS Sturtevant 19 September-4 October 1932 USS Smith Thompson 25-30 September 1926
3 October-1 November 1926
11-16 January 1927
USS Tracy 22 November-18 December 1926
15 March-26 April 1927
USS Trenton 17 April-16 May 1927
USS Tulsa 29 August-28 September 1926
7-8 October 1926
12-16 October 1926
1 November-14 December 1926
3 March-30 April 1926
7 May-19 July 1927
13 August-24 September 1927
14 October-7 November 1927
30 November-20 December 1927
6 Jan-16 February 1928
10 March 1928
14 June-2 July 1928
7-11 July 1928
21-25 July 1928
7-21 August 1928
31 August-16 September 1928
28 September-4 October 1928
18 November-9 December 1928
USS Whipple 22 Nov 26
5-7 December 1926
9-19 December 1926
15 March-27 April 1927
USS Wickes 30 January-9 February 1932 USS Williamson 15-29 January 1927
2-18 February 1927
USS Wood 27 June-16 July 1927 USS Yarborough 12-18 June 1927
8 July-5 August 1927

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wearing of decorations, medals, badged and ribbons". All Hands (365): 35. July 1947. 
  2. ^ "Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal". http://www.history.navy.mil/. Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Bureau of Naval Personnel (1953). Navy and Marine Corps Award Manual (NavPers 15,790, Rev 1953). Washington, D.C.: Department of the Navy. p. 42. Retrieved 21 June 2014.