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USS Rinehart (DE 196)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - W - Z - J
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal
Second Row: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Type: DET (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, long hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1240 tons (light), 1620 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 GM Mod. 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 21 kts
Range: 10,800 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 201
Rinehart (DE 196) Building and Operational Data:
21 October 1943: Keel laid by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Corp., Port Newark, N.J.
9 January 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Dorothy Ruth Rinehart; and commissioned at New York 12 February 1944,
12 February 1944: Commissioned at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Lt. Partee W. Crouch in command
17 July 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
1 June 1950: Transferred (MDAP) to the Netherlands, renamed HNLMS De Bitter (F.807) (retired by the Dutch Navy 15 December 1967, sold for scrap February 1968)
26 September 1950: Stricken from the NVR
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||8 June 1945: USS Rinehart (DE 196) off New York City. (Photo #19-N-84967, Bureau of Ships Collection, U.S. National Archives, from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
||8 June 1945: Rinehart off New York City. (Photo #19-N-84965, Bureau of Ships Collection, U.S. National Archives, from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
||circa 1951: as HNLMS De Bitter (F.807)
||Undated: Underway in service of the Netherlands Navy.
||John Wolf L/S,RP2. Royal Netherlands Navy (ret.)
||Undated: underway, in service of the Netherlands Navy.
View the USS Rinehart (DE 196) DANFS history entry
located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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