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US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 86081
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|37k||Kirwin (DE-229) (left) and Ruchamkin (DE-228) (right) dual launching, 15 June 1944, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA.||Mike Smolinski|
|65k||USS Kirwin (APD-90) at anchor in 1968, location unknown.||William Mennel|
|125k||"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. Homeported in Norfolk, Va., 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). Photographed by PH2 A.P. Gonthier, Jr. US Navy photo # NH 97284.||US Naval Historical Center|
|233k||USS Kirwin (APD-90) underway in Hampton Roads, Virginia, 25 October 1965.
US National Archives Photo # USN 1120113, now in the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command.
|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..
|01||LCDR. Benson, Lloyd George, USNR||3 November 1945 - 1 January 1946|
|02||LCDR. Tucker Jr., Harry Vincent, USNR||1 January 1946 - 16 February 1946|
|03||LT. Murray, Arthur Michael, USNR||16 February 1946 - March 1946|
|04||LTjg. Eschen, James Charles, USNR||March 1946 - 6 April 1946|
|Decommissioned||6 April 1946 - 15 January 1965|
|05||LCDR. Cotten Jr., Thomas Randolph||15 January 1965 - July 1966|
|06||LCDR. Cross, Charles Himrod, USN||July 1968|
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