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USS Ramsden (DE 382)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - T - G - C
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon (retroactively) - China Service Medal
Second Row: American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/ 1 star
Third Row: National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (USCG Service) - United Nations Korean Service Medal (USCG Service)
Type: FMR (geared diesel, Fairbanks-Morse reverse gear drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1200 tons (light), 1590 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 20' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 Fairbanks-Morse Mod. 38d81/8 geared diesel engines, 4 diesel-generators, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 21 kts
Range: 9,100 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: 8 / 201
Ramsden (DE 382) Building and Operational Data:
26 March 1943: Keel laid by the Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Tex.
24 May 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. James L. Ramsden, mother of Coxswain Ramsden
19 October 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr J. E. Madacey, USCG, in command
13 June 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla. after 2 years and 8 months of service
28 March 1952: Loaned to USCG and recommissioned as WDE 482
10 April 1954: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal., returned to U.S. Navy custody after 2 years and ⅓ month of service
19 October 1956: Conversion to DER begun at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard
01 November 1956: Reclassified as DER 382
10 December 1957: Recommissioned, assigned to Pearl Harbor, Hi. as a unit of the Barrier Patrol
23 June 1960: Decommissioned at San Francisco, Cal. after 2 years and 6⅓ months of service
01 August 1974: Struck from the NVR with a total of 7 years and 2⅔ months of service
(date unknown): Sunk as target
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||The USCGC Ramsden, underway, sometime between 1952 and 1954.
Port Angeles, Wash.
||Ramsden, as DER 382, at sea sometime between 1957 and 1960.
||post-1960: Ramsden in mothballs.
|View the USS Ramsden (DE 382) DANFS history entry located
on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
|View the official War History of USS Ramsden as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|Ramsden's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
|Dates of Command
|1.) 19 Oct. 1943 – .. Feb. 1944||Cmdr. Joseph Edward Madacey, USCG (Trenton, N.J.)
|2.) .. Feb. 1944 – 26 Mar. 1945||Lcdr. Sherman T. Baketel, USCGR
|3.) 26 Mar. 1945 – 07 Oct. 1945||Lt. Proctor Winter, USCGR
|4.) 07 Oct. 1945 - 13 Jun. 1946||Lcdr. R. H. Welton, USCG
|5.) 10 dec. 1957 - .. Feb. 1959||Lcdr. Wallace Vern Van Pelt
|6.) .. Feb. 1959 – 23 Jun. 1960||Lcdr. William Francis Clifford Jr. (USNA '47) (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) (ret. as Radm.)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Tin Can Sailors
The U.S. Navy Memorial
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The Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
The Destroyer History Foundation
Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Ramsden
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