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USS Rudderow (DE 224)
N - F - J - M
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 w/ 2 stars - WWII Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Ribbon
Type: TEV (turbo-electric drive, long hull, 5" guns)
Displacement: 1,450 tons (light), 1,810 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 13' 9" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 CE boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 5,050 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 2 - 5"/38 Mk30, 4 - 40mm Mk1 AA (2x2), 10 x 20mm/70 Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (230 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors (40), 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks (60)
Complement: 12 / 192
Rudderow (DE 224) Building and Operational Data:
15 July 1943: Keel laid at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, Pa.
14 October 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Thomas W. Rudderow
15 May 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr Malcolm W. Greenough, USNR, in command
March 1946: designated "in commission, in reserve" at San Diego, Cal.
15 January 1947: Decommissioned and mothballed at San Diego, Cal.
May 1957: transferred to the San Francisco Group, Pacific Reserve Fleet
1 November 1969: Stricken and sold the same day to the Nicolai Joffe Corp. for scrapping
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||Artist's conception of Rudderow 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, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. ALL the destroyer escorts ARE available in their WWII configuration. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. When you purchase artwork from them, please indicate that you heard about their work from Navsource.
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||July 1944: seen here as completed
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||undated wartime image: Rudderow at sea. Undated photo shows the ship painted in measure MS22 camouflage color scheme.
View the USS Rudderow (DE 224), DANFS history entry
located on the US Naval Historical Center web site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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