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USS Rhodes (DE 384)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - H - G - B
Tactical Voice Radio Call: "Southern Pride"
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon - American Campaign Medal
Second Row: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row: Navy Occupation Service Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
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
Rhodes (DE 384) Building and Operational Data:
19 April 1943: Keel laid by the Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Tex.
29 June 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. C. E. Rhodes, mother of Lieutenant (junior grade) Rhodes
25 October 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr E. A. Coffin, USCG, in command
13 June 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
July 1954: Commenced conversion to DER at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Va.
01 December 1954: Reclassified DER 384
01 August 1955: Recommissioned at Norfolk, Va., assigned to the Atlantic Fleet Destroyer Force as a unit of CortRon 18 at Norfolk
January 1956: Homeport reassigned to Newport, R.I. as a unit of the Atlantic Barrier Patrol
10 July 1963: Decommissioned at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
01 August 1974: Stricken from the NVR
01 March 1975: Sold for scrapping to the Union Minerals and Alloys Corp., New York, N.Y.
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||29 May 1945: location unknown - These shots were taken just before Rhodes transferred from the Atlantic to the Pacific war zone. (All three are U.S. Navy photos from the National Archives, courtesy of Chris Wright)
||12 July 1945: Taken at Attu, the Aleution Islands (Photo © Howard J. Elet)
||Howard J. Elet
||12 July 1945: Attu, the Aleution Islands (a differently cropped copy of the above photo)
||a photo of Jim's Dad, Pete Plowden, USCG (click on photo to go to scrapbook pages)
||May 1960: Boston Naval Shipyard (Photo © Richard Leonhardt)
||July 1961: Boston Naval Shipyard (Photo © Richard Leonhardt)
||Mike Keating, (61-63)
View the USS Rhodes (DE 384) DANFS history entry
located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Contact Name: Vincent Mannino
E-mail: Vincent Mannino
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