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|Campaign and Dates|
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 11 to 28 June 1945
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|Asia - 18 September to 3 November 1945||28 October 1946 to 5 January 1947|
|Asia - 22 September to 27 October 1946|
|Europe - 20 January to 9 May 1953|
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|136k||USS Rankin (AKA-103) under way on the Cooper River near Charleston Navy Yard, 2 March 1945 Note Cooper River Bridge.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo No. 19-N-78669, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|136k||USS Rankin (AKA-103), date and location unknown.|
|33k||USS Rankin (AKA-103) under way, March 1945.||Louis F. Sander|
|51k||USS Rankin (AKA-103) probably arriving at San Francisco, 25 November 1945 from the Far East with returning American soldiers and sailors.||Tommy Trampp|
|475k||Amidships plan view of USS Rankin (AKA-103) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 23 July 1946.
Mare Island Naval Shipyard photo # 2628-46, 7/23/46
|339k||Amidships looking aft plan view of USS Rankin (AKA-103) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 23 July 1946. Photo taken from USS Meriwether (APA-203) which is inboard of Rankin.
Mare Island Naval Shipyard photo # 2629-46, 7/23/46
|312k||Amidships looking forward plan view of USS Rankin (AKA-103) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 23 July 1946. Photo taken from USS Meriwether (APA-203) which is inboard of Rankin.
Mare Island Naval Shipyard photo # 2630-46, 7/23/46
|80k||USS Rankin (AKA-103) under way, circa 1953.||Louis F. Sander
Courtesy CDR Peter A. Trinca, USN (Ret.)
USS Rankin, 1952-53 Ops Officer
|54k||USS Rankin (AKA-103), September 1961, New York.||© Richard Leonhardt|
|62k||USS Rankin (AKA-103), September 1961, New York.||© Richard Leonhardt|
|41k||USS Rankin (AKA-103), September 1961, New York.||© Richard Leonhardt|
|67k||USS Rankin (AKA-103), September 1961, New York.||© Richard Leonhardt|
|109k||USS Rankin (AKA-103), July-August 1964, Norfolk, VA
Note USS Kittiwake (ASR-13) in background.
|© Richard Leonhardt|
|42k||USS Rankin (AKA-103), July-August 1964, Norfolk, VA.||© Richard Leonhardt|
|105k||USS Rankin (AKA-103), July-August 1964, Norfolk, VA.||© Richard Leonhardt|
|77k||USS Rankin (AKA-103) under way, circa 1968, location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|Louis F. Sander|
|123k||USS Rankin (AKA-103) under way date and location unknown.
US Navy photo by David Hodurski.
|27k||USS Rankin (AKA-103) under way in the harbor at Valletta, Malta, in 1969.
Photo courtesy A. & J. Pavia.
|LT. Guyon, Elmer Edward USNR (Aux. Vessel Ferry Crew # 1)||25 January 1945 - 27 January 1945|
|01||LCDR. Price, Thomas Davis, USNR (USNA 1930)||25 February 1945 - 25 November 1945|
|02||CAPT. McDonald, William Lawrence, USNR||25 November 1945 - May 1946|
|03||LCDR. Tepper, Robert, USNR (temporary)||May 1946 - 20 May 1946|
|04||CAPT. Atkins, Griswold Terry, USN (USNA 1930)||20 May 1946 - 10 March 1946|
|05||CDR. Arntz, George Donald, USN||10 March 1946 - 22 May 1947|
|Decommissioned||22 May 1947 - 22 March 1952|
|06||CAPT. Meyer, Bernard Henry, USN (USNA 1933)||22 March 1952 - 11 April 1953|
|07||CAPT. Ramage, Lawson Paterson (Red) USN (USNA 1931) :VADM Biography||11 April 1953 - 19 July 1954|
|08||CAPT. Munger, Malcolm Townsend, USN (USNA 1932)||19 July 1954 - 20 July 1955|
|09||CDR. Ferguson, James DuGué, USN (USNA 1933)||20 July 1955 - 4 October 1956|
|10||CAPT. Wendt, Waldemar Frederick August, USN (USNA 1933) :ADM Biography||4 October 1956 - 9 November 1957|
|11||CAPT. Harllee, John, USN (USNA 1934)||9 November 1957 - 19 February 1959|
|12||CAPT. Gabbert, John Sterett Crittenden (Gabby), USN (USNA 1935)||19 February 1959 - 10 February 1960|
|13||CAPT. Harmon, Leonard Edward, USN (USNA 1938)||10 February 1960 - 10 March 1961|
|14||CAPT. Howe, Thomas Francis, USN||10 March 1961 - 29 May 1962|
|15||CAPT. Leidel, John Sinclair, USN (USNA 1941)||29 May 1962 - 16 July 1963|
|16||CAPT. Cook, George Carlton, USN||16 July 1963 - 22 August 1964|
|17||CAPT. Rapp, William Theodore (Barney), USN (USNA 1943) :VADM||22 August 1964 - 6 August 1965|
|18||CAPT. Hurst III, Thomas Charles, USN (USNA 1943)||6 August 1965 - 8 August 1966|
|19||CAPT. Lampman, Lester Boggess, USN||8 August 1966 - 26 September 1967|
|20||CAPT. Exum, John Dryden, USN (USNA 1946)||26 September 1967 - 14 April 1969|
|21||CAPT. Pierozzi, Constantino Nello, USN||14 April 1969 - 9 August 1970|
|22||CAPT. Becker, Jerry Thomas, USN (USNA 1948-B)||9 August 1970 - 2 February 1971|
|23||LCDR. Given, Philip Given USN (USNA 1958)||2 February 1971 - 11 May 1971|
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