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Displacement 2395 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 348' 4"(oa) x 36' 1" x 13' 2" (Max)
Armament 4 x 5"/38AA, 6 x 0.5" MG, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 50,000 SHP; Westinghouse Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 12 Knots, Crew 208.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Charleston Navy Yard November 15 1939.
Launched February 15 1941 and commissioned July 17 1941.
Fate Sunk in collision with Oiler Chemung AO-30 Off Nova Scotia August 22 1942.
all but 10 of her crew were lost with the ship and remain on duty.

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Ingraham 25kCaptain Duncan Nathaniel Ingraham was born in Charleston, S.C., 6 December 1802. He was appointed Midshipman 18 June 1812 at the age of 10 and, after distinguished service, was commissioned Captain 14 September 1855. While in command of the sloop-of-war St. Louis in the Mediterranean, in July 1853, he interfered at Smyrna with the detention by the Austrian consul of Martin Koszta, a Hungarian who had declared in New York his intention of becoming an America citizen, and, who had been seized and confined in the Austrian ship Hussar. For his conduct in this matter he was voted thanks and a medal by Congress. Captain Ingraham served as Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrographer of the Navy from 1856 until 1860. He resigned from the Navy 4 February 1861 to enter the Confederate States Navy with the rank of captain. He was commandant of the Charleston station 1862 to 1865. He died at Charleston 16 October.Bill Gonyo
Ingraham 82kArtist's conception of the Ingraham as she appeared in World War II by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.Navy Yard Associates
Ingraham 81kUndated, the Ship's Company.James Grotjan
Ingraham 193kUS Navy Yard, Charleston, SC 15 November 1939, USS Ingraham (DD-444) keel laying.Mike Mohl
Ingraham 140kCaptain Otway Burns gives invocation for USS Ingraham (DD-444) commissioning at Charleston Navy Yard, SC, 17 July 1941.Mike Mohl
Ingraham 165kUS Navy Yard, Charleston, SC. May 2 1942. Mrs. George Hutchinson, sponsor for USS Ingraham, which was launched in 1941, receives flowers from Admiral W. H. Allen, Commandant, Sixth Naval District.Mike Mohl
Ingraham 64kUSS Ingraham (DD-444) early 1942, camouflaged in Measure MS12 (mod). Wartime censor has erased radar antennae. Source: United States Navy, Photo No. unknown.Mike Green
Ingraham 48kLaunching February 15 1941 at Charleston.Ron Reeves
Ingraham 167kUSS Ingraham underway off Hampton Roads 26 May 1942 by the USS Wasp Air Group. NA 80G12304.John Chiquoine and Rick Davis
Ingraham 98kA haunting view of USS Ingraham 16 days before her loss at Brooklyn Navy Yard August 8 1942. As seen from USS Murphy. NA DD603 19LCM.John Chiquoine and Rick Davis
Ingraham 116kNewspaper wire service image and comments of the collision dated August 27 1942.Tommy Trampp
Ingraham 40kCropped, clearer version of the above photo, circa 1941-1942.James Grotjan/Robert Hurst

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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR William McCall Haynsworth Jr.    Jul 17 1941 - Aug 22 1942

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Jerry King

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