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USS Ringness (LPR-100)
USS Ringness (APD-100) (1944 - 1969)

International Radio Call Sign:
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:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    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 19458 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
    APD Specifications:
    Displacement 1,630 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.
    12 Officers
    192 Enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    12 Officers
    150 Enlisted
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    Boats four 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 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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    Ringness 147k 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 USS PCER-855.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-331077, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Fred Weiss
    Ringness 46k 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 .
    Tim Rizzuto

    USS Ringness (APD / LPR-100)
    Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR, Meyer, William Carl, USNR25 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: USS Ringness (APD-100) Reunion Information

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