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CLASS - Rudderow
Displacement 1,450 Tons, Dimensions, 306' (oa) x 36' 10" x 13' 9" (Max)
Armament 2 x 5"/38AA, 4 x 40mm AA, 10 x 20mm AA, 3 x 21" TT, 1 hedgehog, 8 DCT, 2 Dc Racks.
Machinery, 12,000 SHP; GE turbines with electric drive, 2 screws
Speed, 24 Knots, Crew 186.

Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Philadelphia Navy Yard on February 14 1944.
Launched June 15 1944.
Reclassified APD -89 and converted while still under construction.
Commissioned September 15 1945.
Decommissioned February 27 1946.
Recommissioned March 9 1951.
Decommissioned August 13 1957.
Recommissioned November 18 1961.
Underwent FRAM II overhaul, November 1963.
Decommissioned November 24 1969.
Stricken October 31 1977.
Fate To Colombia November 24 1969.
Renamed Cordoba.
Preserved as Museum (in Columbia) in 1980.

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Ruchamkin 49k South Boston Naval Annex, August 1960. © Richard Leonhardt
Ruchamkin 42k Taken Nov.15,1952 one day after being hit by the SS Washington a 10,000 ton tanker.
Major damage as a result of the collision.
USN / Eddie (No last name given)

USS RUCHAMKIN DE- 228 - APD -89 History
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Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Robert Radmore
Address: 164 Axford Ave. / Oxford NJ 07863
Phone:(908) 453-4078
E-mail: R. Radmore

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