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USS Osmond Ingram (APD-35)
USS Osmond Ingram (AVD-9) (1940-1943)
USS Osmond Ingram (DD-255) (1920-1940, 1943-1944)
USS Osmond Ingram (Destroyer #255) (1919-1920)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Juliet - Tango
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - Presidential Unit Citation - American Defense Service (with Fleet clasp)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (5) - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippine Liberation Medal
Clemson Class Destroyer:
Laid Down, 15 October 1918, at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Quincy, MA.
Launched, 23 February 1919
Commissioned, USS Osmond Ingram (Destroyer No. 255), 28 June 1919, at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA., LCDR. M. B. DeMott in command
Designated (DD-255), 17 July 1920
Decommissioned, 24 June 1922, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
Redesignated Seaplane Tender (Destroyer) (AVD-9), 2 August 1940
Recommissioned, 22 November 1940
Reverted to (DD-255), 4 November 1943
Converted to a High-speed Transport at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C. in 1944
During World War II (1941-1942) USS Osmond Ingram was assigned to the:
American Theater (AVD-9) 1941 through 1942;
Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater (DD-255) and (APD-35) 1943 to 1945;
the Asiatic-Pacific Theater;
TransRon Twenty-Four, COMO. E. L. Short, USN
TransDiv One Hundred Two, CDR. W. S. Parsons, USN and participated in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Task Group 21.13, 12 July to 23 August 1943
||Task Group 21.12, 20 April to 20 June 1943
||Okinawa Gunto operation, 6 to 30 April 1945
||Task Group 21.13, 11 November to 27 December 1943
||Task Group 21.13, 12 December 1943
||Invasion of Southern France, 14 August to 25 September 1944
Redesignated (APD-35), 22 June 1944, LT. B H. Harris USNR in command
Decommissioned, 8 January 1946, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia
Struck from the Naval Register, 21 January 1946
USS Osmond Ingram received the Presidential Unit Citation and earned six battle stars for World War II service.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 17 June 1946 to Hugo Neu, New York, NY
Displacement 2,130 t.(fl)
Draft 9' 10"
Speed 27.7 kts.
Boats 4 LCP(L) landing craft
three single 3"/50 cal gun mounts
two single 40mm AA gun mounts
five single 20mm AA gun mounts
one depth charge track
four depth charge projectors
NSFO 3,025 Bbls
Diesel 50 Bbls
two Bethlehem Shipbuilding Curtis-type turbines
two Yarrow boilers 250psi Sat°
single Falk Main Reduction Gears
two 60Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
twin propellers, 27,000shp
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|USS Osmond Ingram (AVD-9)
||USS Osmond Ingram (AVD-9) underway off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA., 10 July 1943.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 42922.
|USS Osmond Ingram (APD-35)
||USS Osmond Ingram (APD-35) off Charleston Navy Yard, S.C., 14 July 1944. She is painted in Camouflage Measure 31,
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo #'s NH 81395, courtesy of Donald M. McPherson and NH 91797, courtesy of A.D. Baker III., 1981.
||High-speed Transports (APD) at Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria, in late 1944. The APDs present, in center, are:
USS Greene (APD-36) -- closest to camera; USS Osmond Ingram (APD-35) -- next inboard;
USS Barry (APD-29); USS Roper (APD-20); and USS Tattnall (APD-19). At the extreme right is USS Hilary P. Jones (DD-427). This photograph was dated January 1945, but was taken at least a month earlier. Note old fort in the background.
US Navy photo # 80-G-302954, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|US Naval Historical Center
USS Osmond Ingram (AVD-9 / APD-35)
Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|02||LCDR Max Burke DeMott, USN (USNA)||28 June 1919 - ?||DD-255|
| ||Decommissioned||24 June 1922 - 22 November 1940|| |
|02||CDR Percy Haverly Lyon, USN (USNA 25)||22 November 1940 - 1941||AVD-9|
|03||LCDR. Treadwell, Paul Chester||20 March 1942 - 16 July 1942||AVD-9|
|04||LCDR. Sampson, Norman John||16 July 1942 - 1 November 1943||AVD-9|
|05||LCDR. Miller, Roger Francis||1 November 1943 - 22 June 1944||AVD-9|
|06||LT. Harris, Byrin Henry||22 June 1944 - 8 January 1946||APD-35|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
|American APD Corporation
Four Stack APD Veterans
Contact: CWO3 Curtis G. Clark USN Ret.
Address: 3080 Monarch St.,San Diego CA. 92123
Phone:: 858 427-6696
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
"The Green Dragons" Four-stack APD destroyer-transports in World War Two
Last Updated 16 December 2016
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