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DE-590 APD-100 / LPR-100 Ringness
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)
Crosley Class High-speed Transport:
Laid down, 23 December 1943, as DE-590, 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
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
Ringness earned one battle star for World War II service
Displacement 1,400 t.
Length 306' ovl.
Draft 12' 7" (limiting)
Speed 23.6 kts. (trial)
Range 6,000 nautical miles at 12 kts.
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 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
three twin 40 mm gun mounts
six single 20 mm gun mounts
two depth charge tracks
2 Babcox and Wilcox "D" Express type boilers
2 GE Turbines, (turbo-electric drive)
2 shafts, shaft horsepower 12,000
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||Casualties from Evans (DD-552) are brought aboard PCER-855 from Ringness (APD-100), after 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
View the Ringness (APD/LPR-100)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center web site
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
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