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USS Ringness (LPR-100)
International Radio Call Sign:
USS Ringness (APD-100) (1944 - 1969)
November - Tango - Papa - Quebec
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (April-May 1945 off Okinawa) - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort - Crosley Class High-speed Transport:
Laid down, 23 December 1943, as Ringness (DE-590), a Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort, at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc, Hingham, MA.
Launched, 5 February 1944
Redesignated a Crosley Class High-speed Transport, 17 July 1944
Commissioned USS Ringness (APD-100), 25 October 1944, LCDR. William C. Meyer, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Ringness was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, TransDiv One Hundred-Three, CDR. W. S. Parsons USN, and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 31 May 1945
Following World War II USS Ringness was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|2 September to 7 October 1945||8 October 1945 to 30 January 1946
Decommissioned, in January 1951 at the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs, FL.
Transferred to the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Norfolk VA. Group in 1959
Transferred to the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Orange, TX. in 1965
Redesignated Amphibious Transport, Small (LPR-100), 1 July 1969
Struck from the Naval Register, 15 September 1974
Sold for scrapping 1 July 1975
USS Ringness earned one battle star for World War II service
Displacement 1,630 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 four 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 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
three twin 40 mm gun mounts
six single 20 mm gun mounts
two depth charge tracks
two Babcox and Wilcox "D" Express type boilers, 435 PSI 750°
two General Electric turbines, (turbo-electric drive)
Ship's Service Generators
two turbo-drive 300Kw 450V A.C.
two turbo-drive 40Kw 120V D.C.
two shafts, shaft horsepower 12,000
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||Casualties from USS Evans (DD-552) are brought aboard USS PCER-855 from USS Ringness (APD-100), after USS Evans was damaged by Kamikaze attacks while on radar picket duty off Okinawa on 11 May 1945. Photographed from on board
US National Archives photo # 80-G-331077, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
| Fred Weiss
||USS Ringness (APD-100) probably entering the harbor at San Pedro, CA., 23 February 1946, upon returning from service in
the Far East. Note the "Homeward Bound" pennant flying from the main mast.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH73857 .
USS Ringness (APD / LPR-100)
Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR, Meyer, William Carl, USNR||25 October 1944 - ?|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
|Reunion Contact Information
Contact: Roy L. McLendon, Jr.|
Address: 1953 Shady Oaks Drive, Tallahassee, FL. 32303
Phone: (850) 562-5417
E-mail: McLendon76@aol.com USS Ringness (APD-100) Reunion Information
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
Last Updated 20 March 2015
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