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USS George Washington Ingram (APD-43)
USS George Washington Ingram (DE-62) (1943 - 1945)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Tango - Xray
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

USS George Washington Ingram (APD-43) was transferred to Taiwan, renamed ROCS Kang Shan (DE-43)
Buckley Class Destroyer Escort / Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport:
  • Laid down, 6 February 1943, as the Buckley Class Destroyer Escort George Washington Ingram (DE-62), at Bethlehem Steel Shipyard, Hingham, MA.
  • Launched 8 May 1943
  • Commissioned USS George Washington Ingram (DE-62), 11 August 1943, LCDR. Ernest R. Perry USN, in command
  • Converted to a Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport at Tompkinsville N.Y.
  • Redesignated as (APD-43), 23 February 1945
  • During World War II USS George Washington Ingram was assigned to both the Europe-Africa-Middle East and Asiatic-Pacific Theaters
  • Following World War II USS George Washington Ingram was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    3 September to 21 October 19453 September to 21 October 1945

  • Decommissioned 15 January 1947 at San Diego
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Bremerton WA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 January 1967
  • Transferred to Taiwan, 16 May 1967, renamed ROCS Kang Shan (DE-43 / PF-43 / 343)
  • Hull number change to (343), 19 September 1967
  • Final Disposition, struck by Taiwan 1978, scrapped 1979
    APD Specifications:
    Displacement 1,400 t.(lt), 2,130 t.(fl)
    Length 306' ovl.
    Beam 37'
    Draft 12' 7" (limiting)
    Speed 23.6 kts. (trial)
    Range 6,000 nautical miles at 12 kts.
    Officers 12
    Enlisted 192
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 12
    Enlisted 150
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    Boats 4 LCVP landing craft
    Troop Accoutrements
    six 1/4 ton trucks
    two 1 ton trucks
    four ammunition carts
    four pack howitzers
    Ammunition 6,000 cu. ft.
    General Cargo 3,500 cu. ft.
    Gasoline 1,000 cu. ft.
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    three twin 40 mm AA gun mounts
    six single 20 mm AA gun mounts
    two depth charge tracks
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 2,216 Bbls
    Diesel 93 Bbls
    two Combustion Engineering "D" Express boilers, 435psi 750°
    two General Electric turbines, (turbo-electric drive)
    Ship's Service Generators
    two 300Kw 450V A.C.
    two 40Kw 120V D.C.
    two propellers, 12,000shp

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    George W. INgram 89k Aerial view of USS George Washington Ingram (APD-43) under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret

    USS George Washington Ingram (DE-62 / APD-43)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Perry, Ernest Reide USN, USNA 1926)11 August 1943 - 11 December 1943DE-62
    02CDR. Boyce, Andrew Stewart USNR11 December 1943 - 31 October 1945DE-62 / APD-43
    03LCDR. Hopkins, Evereet Stephen, USNR (USNA 1941)31 October 1945 - 1 January 1947APD-43
    04LT. Smith, Norman Allan, USN1 January 1947 - 15 January 1947APD-43
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
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