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USS Ahrens (DE 575)


Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - T - P - I
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 2 stars
Second Row: World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal - Philippine Liberation Ribbon


Specifications:
Class: Buckley
Type: TE (turbine-electric drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1400 tons (light), 1740 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 6,000 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 / 198
Ahrens (DE 575) Building and Operational Data:
  • November 1943: Keel laid by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Co., Hingham, Mass.
  • 21 December 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Marie Ahrens, the mother of Private, First Class Ahrens
  • 12 February 1944: Commissioned at Boston, Mass., Lcdr Morgan H. Hains in command
  • 24 June 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
  • 1 April 1965: Stricken from the NVR
  • 20 January 1967: Sold, scrapped
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    Ahrens 51k 13 May 1944: the Atlantic - USS Ahrens (DE 575) underway, painted in measure 22. (Photo by F.B. Larrack from USS Bogue [CVE 9], Photo# 80-G-266487) Nick Tiberio
    Ahrens 111k My Grandfather, Ralph P. Terrill, commissioned renown wildlife artist Gordon Grant in 1945 to do this watercolor of the USS Ahrens as a gift to my father (Ralph D. Terrill, Seaman 2nd) upon his return from the Navy. (Photo © Gordon Grant 1945) William D. Terrill

    View the USS Ahrens (DE 575) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Contact Name: "Smiley" Burnette
    E-mail: Smiley Burnette
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