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USS Lough (DE 586)


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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/ 3 stars
Second Row: Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - WWII Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Ribbon


Specifications:
Class: Rudderow
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
Lough (DE 586) Building and Operational Data:
  • 8 December 1943: Keel laid by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., Hingham, Mass.
  • 22 January 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Miss Rose Anne Lough, sister of Ensign Lough
  • 02 May 1944: Commissioned at Boston, Lcdr Blaney C. Turner in command
  • 24 June 1946 Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal. after 2 years and 2 months of service
  • 01 November 1969: Struck from the NVR
  • .. October 1970: Sold for scrapping
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    Lough 122k Artist's conception of Lough 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. Navy Yard Associates
    Lough 40k undated wartime image -
    Lough 245k undated postwar image Nick Tiberio
    Shelton, Conn.

    Lough History
    View the USS Lough (DE 586) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    Lough's Commanding Officers
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 02 May 1944 - 30 Nov. 1945Lcdr. Blaney Calatis Turner, USNR (Comm. CO)
    2.) 30 Nov. 1945 - .. Mar. 1946Lcdr. Gerard Henry Dericks, USNR
    3.) .. Mar. 1945 - 24 Jun. 1946Lt. R. S. Stewart, USNR (Decomm. CO)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    None
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    The Destroyer History Foundation
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Lough
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