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USS Rudderow (DE 224)


N - F - J - M
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal
Second Row: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 2 stars - WWII Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Ribbon


Specifications:
Class: Rudderow
Type: TEV (turbo-electric drive, long hull, 5" guns)
Displacement: 1,450 tons (light), 1,810 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 13' 9" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 CE boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 5,050 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 2 - 5"/38 Mk30, 4 - 40mm Mk1 AA (2x2), 10 x 20mm/70 Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (230 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors (40), 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks (60)
Complement: 12 / 192
Rudderow (DE 224) Building and Operational Data:
  • 15 July 1943: Keel laid at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 14 October 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Thomas W. Rudderow
  • 15 May 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr Malcolm W. Greenough, USNR, in command, assigned to the Atlantic Fleet
  • 01 November 1944: Transferred to the Pacific 7th Fleet
  • March 1946: designated "in commission, in reserve" at San Diego, Cal.
  • 09 November 1946: Transferred to the Pacific 19th Reserve Fleet
  • 15 January 1947: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal. after 2.6 years of service, having steamed 78,781 miles; mothballed at San Diego
  • .. May 1957: Transferred to the San Francisco Group, Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • 01 November 1969: Struck from the NVR
  • .. October 1970: Sold for scrapping to the Nicolai Joffe Corp., Richmond, Cal.
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    Rudderow 107k July 1944: seen here as completed -
    Rudderow 40k undated wartime image
    Rudderow 36k undated wartime image: Rudderow at sea. Undated photo shows the ship painted in measure MS22 camouflage color scheme. Mike Green

    Rudderow History
    View the Rudderow (DE 224) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    Rudderow's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves, & Russ Moody
                       
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 15 May 1944 - 23 Jul. 1945Cmdr. Malcolm W. Greenough, USNR (Comm. CO) (Boston, Mass.)
    2.) 23 Jul. 1945 - 17 Jan. 1946Lcdr. Danforth H. Huntington, USNR (Grosse Pointe, Mich.)
    3.) 17 Jan. 1946 - 15 Feb. 1946Lt. Milton S. McKibben, USNR
    4.) 15 Feb. 1946 - 11 Mar. 1946Lt. E.L. Wright, USNR
    5.) 11 Mar. 1946 - 02 Apr. 1946Lt.(jg) Robert C. Houlihan, USNR
    6.) 02 Apr. 1946 - 01 Jul. 1946Lcdr. Seth T. Howard, USNR (Forsyth County, Ga.)
    7.) 01 Jul. 1946 - 01 Jan. 1947Lcdr. James S. Brady, USNR (Decomm. CO)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    None
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