The recommissioning ceremony marks the transition from inactive to active service of a unit of the United States Fleet. At the moment of hoisting the Commission Pennant, The U. S. S. CORRY becomes the responsibility of her Commanding Officer, who, together with the ship's officers and crew, then has the duty of making and keeping her constantly ready for any service demanded by our country in peace or war.

It may be noted that the Commanding Officer's first order after the ship has been placed in commission is "Set the Watch". From that time, as long as the vessel remains in commission, she will be manned twenty-four hours a day by sufficient officers and enlisted personnel to take her to sea, and to fight her, if need be.