The Wantuck shortly before Korea, operating as Station Ship, Hong Kong
At that time, Hong Kong was the best Liberty Port in the world, bar none
As with all our peacetime forces, life was good.
When the Korean War broke out only months later, our four APD's constituted TD-111 and, as Navy Special Operations put it, "provided the operational catalyst for the multinational raiding force that repeatedly struck North Korea's railway system".
Causes of the Korean Tragedy ... Failure of Leadership, Intelligence and Preparation
The Foundations of Freedom are the Courage of Ordinary People and Quality of our Arms