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USS Tringa (ASR-16)

Flag Hoist/International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - November - Kilo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon - National Defense Service Medal (2)

Chanticleer Class Submarine Rescue Ship:
  • Laid down, 12 July 1945, at Savannah Machinery and Foundry, Co., Savannah, GA.
  • Launched, 25 June 1946
  • Commissioned USS Tringa (ASR-16), 28 January 1947, LCDR. Paul C. Cottrell USN in command
  • Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 30 September 1977
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet, maintenance category X
  • Final Disposition, to be disposed of by target or test, presumed sunk, date unknown
    Displacement 1,780 t.(lt) 2,141 t.(fl)
    Length 251' 4"
    Beam 42'
    Draft 14' 10" (lim)
    Speed 14.5 kts.
    Officer 6
    Enlisted 96
    Largest Boom Capacity 20 t.
    two single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mounts
    eight single 20mm gun mounts
    four depth charge tracks
    Fuel Capacity Diesel-1,785 Bbls
    four General Motors model 12-278A Diesel engines
    Ship's Service Generators
    two GM Diesel 8-268A Diesel-drive 200Kw 120V D.C.
    one GM Diesel 3-268A drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
    single propeller, 3,000shp

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    Tringa 87k USS Tringa (ASR-16) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Scott Koen
    Tringa 69k USS Tringa (ASR-16) underway, circa 1959, location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, March 1960.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Tringa 100k USS Tringa (ASR-16) under way off Naval Station Key West, circa 1960s.
    Florida Keys Public Libraries image # MM00008913x. From the Ida Woodward Barron Collection
    Robert Hurst
    Tringa 273k USS Tringa (ASR-16) underway at Genoa, Italy, 24 May 1962. Photo by Carlo Martinelli
    Tringa 59k USS Tringa (ASR-16) at anchor, circa 1966, location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst
    Tringa 23k USS Tringa (ASR-16) underway, circa 1966, location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Ron Reeves
    Tringa 245k USS Tringa (ASR-16) moored pierside at Lisbon, Portugal in February or March 1969. Photo by Chris Williams USS Tringa
    Tringa 285k USS Tringa (ASR-16) in drydock at Charlestown Naval Shipyard, Boston, MA. in December 1969 while in overhaul. Photo by Chris Williams USS Tringa
    Tringa 111k USS Tringa (ASR-16) under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Harold Weinbaum courtesy David A Downey BM2 (DV) USN
    Tringa 136k USS Tringa (ASR-16) under way off the Naval Station Key West circa 1970. Note Waneta (YTM-384) moored in the foreground. Image from Flickr courtesy of Florida Keys Public Libraries photo # MM00003173x, from the Ida Woodward Barron Collection. Robert Hurst

    USS Tringa (ASR-16)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Cottrell, Paul Clifford USN27 January 1947 - 1948
    02LCDR. Fedzyshyn, Michael1948 - 1949
    03LCDR. Flannery, William Jackson1949 - 1951
    04LCDR. Casler, James Burr1951 - 1954
    05LT. Bowling, Roland Alfred USN1954 - 1956
    06LCDR. Nickerson, Norval Eugene1956 - 1958
    07LCDR. Kincaid, Charlie Thomas1958 - 1960
    08LCDR. Heller, Glenn Gettus1960 - 1963
    09LT. Walker, Charles1963 - 1965
    10LCDR. Lanphear, Roy Edward1965 - 1967
    11LCDR. McDermott, James Joseph1967 - August 1969
    12LCDR. Harjehausen, Lawrence Oscar (Larry)August 1969 - September 1971
    13LCDR. Eichman, Thurman EdwinSeptember 1971 - 1973
    14LCDR. Pendleton, John Edward, USN1973 - August 1974
    15CDR. Ferbrache, Ray LeroyAugust 1974 - 30 September 1977
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
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