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Ruddy (MSF 380)

Call sign:
November - India - Delta - Alpha

Ruddy served the Navies of the United States and Peru

Auk Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 24 February 1944 by the Gulf Shipbuilding Corp., Chickasaw, AL
  • Launched 29 October 1944
  • Commissioned USS Ruddy (AM 380), 28 April 1945
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as December 1945
  • Decommissioned 15 January 1947 at San Diego, CA.
  • Recommissioned 12 March 1952
  • Reclassified as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-380, 10 February 1955
  • Decommissioned 31 August 1956 at San Diego
  • Transferred 1 November 1960 to Peru under the terms of the Military Assistance Program and renamed Galvez (M 68)
  • Struck from the Navy Register 17 May 1974
  • Transferred to the Peruvian Coast Guard in 1975
  • Retired in 1981
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 890 t.
  • Length 221' 1"
  • Beam 32' 2"
  • Draft 10' 9"
  • Speed 18.1 kts.
  • Complement 117
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 40mm gun mounts, six 20mm gun mounts, one depth charge projector (hedgehog), four depth charge projectors (K-guns) and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,766shp General Motors 12-278A diesel electric drive engines, Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USS Ruddy (AM 380)
    Ruddy 42k c. 1945
    National Archives photo from Allied Escort Ships of World War II by Peter Elliott
    Krlicbegovic Edib
    Bosnia & Hercegovina
    Ruddy 71k . Frank Hall
    USS Ruddy (MSF 380)
    Ruddy 61k . Joe Radigan
    Ruddy 210k . Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR, Ret.
    Ruddy 83k c. 1955
    Entering Pearl Harbor, HI
    Ted Bojanowski
    Ruddy 74k
    Ruddy 82k
    Galvez (M 68)
    Ruddy 111k c. 1965
    Peruvian Navy photo from the 1965/1966 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst
    Ruddy 87k c. 1967
    Ruddy 227k c. 1970
    Peruvian Navy photo

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR William Howard Rothnell, II, USNR28 April 1945 - 24 August 1945
    02LT James Gardner Newman, USNR24 August 1945
    03LCDR Edward Allen Brown, USNR12 March 1952
    04LCDR Clyde Pershing Worman, USN1953
    05LCDR Leo John Boor, USN1953
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A Moody

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