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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.
|420k||Carib 1-68 Patrol Caribbean Ready Group steams in formation as it patrols the Caribbean Sea. Commanded by Capt. J. B. Drachnik, USN,
Commander Amphibious Squadron Four, its mission is the promotion of peace and
goodwill and the protection of U.S. citizens and property ashore in time of crisis. Homeported in Norfolk, VA., the Group has been deployed since March. Ships of the
Ready Group are: (l-r)
Attack Cargo Ship USS Rankin (AKA-103);
Dock Landing Ship, USS Fort Snelling (LSD-30);
Amphibious Assault Ship, USS Boxer (LPH-4);
Tank Landing Ship, USS Graham County (LST-1176); and
High Speed Transport, USS Kirwin (APD-90).
The original photograph and caption was released by USS Boxer in 1968. .
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 97284 by PH2 A. P. Gonthier, Jr..
|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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