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USS George Washington Ingram (APD-43)
International Radio Call Sign:
USS George Washington Ingram (DE-62) (1943 - 1945)
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
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal World War II Victory Medal
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 1945||3 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
Displacement 1,400 t.(lt), 2,130 t.(fl)
Length 306' ovl.
Draft 12' 7" (limiting)
Speed 23.6 kts. (trial)
Range 6,000 nautical miles at 12 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
Boats 4 LCVP landing craft
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
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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||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)
|01||LCDR. Perry, Ernest Reide USN, USNA 1926)||11 August 1943 - 11 December 1943||DE-62|
|02||CDR. Boyce, Andrew Stewart USNR||11 December 1943 - 31 October 1945||DE-62 / APD-43|
|03||LCDR. Hopkins, Evereet S., USNR||31 October 1945 - 1 January 1947||APD-43|
|04||LT. Smith, Norman Allan, USN||1 January 1947 - 15 January 1947||APD-43|
|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
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
Last Updated 30 June 2017
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|