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USS Rombach (DE 364)

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - H - F - C
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: China Service Medal
Second Row: American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - WWII Victory Medal
Third Row: Navy Occupation Service Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal

Class: John C. Butler
Type: WGT (geared-turbine drive, 5" guns)
Displacement: 1350 tons (light), 1745 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 11' 0" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, 2 geared turbine engines, 12,000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 6,000 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 2 - 5"/38 cal. DP guns (2x1), 4 - 40mm AA (2x2), 10 - 20mm AA, 3 - 21" TT, 1 Mk10 Hedgehog, 8 Mk6 Depth Charge Projectors, 2 Mk9 Depth Charge Stern Racks
Complement: 14 / 201
Rombach (DE 364) Building and Operational Data:
  • 10 April 1944: Keel laid by the Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Tex.
  • 06 June 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Severin L. Rombach, widow of Lieutenant (junior grade) Rombach
  • 20 September 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr. Calvert Burke Gill in command
  • July 1946: Assigned to NRT, 13th Naval District at Seattle, Wash.
  • 09 January 1958: Decommissioned at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash. after 13 years and 3⅔ months of service
  • 01 March 1972: Struck from the NVR
  • 19 December 1972: Sold for scrapping
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    Rombach 78k Two undated postwar images of USS Rombach (DE 364). John Klar
    Somerville, N.J.
    Rombach 69k
    Rombach 320k 03 April 1948: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - USS Rombach (DE 364) passes under the Lions Gate Bridge underway for sea after a port visit to Vancouver.

    (Photograph by Walter E. Frost) (Photo #CVA 447-8704 from the City of Vancouver Archives)
    Rombach 323k 03 April 1948: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - USS Rombach (DE 364) underway heading for sea after a port visit to Vancouver.

    (Photograph by Walter E. Frost) (Photo #CVA 447-8704.1 from the City of Vancouver Archives)
    Rombach 269k 1954: Rombach while on exercises in the Pacific Ocean.

    [Taken by Lt. Leo R. Green, M.D., USN (Rich's Dad) from the deck of the USS Gen'l H.B. Freeman (T-AP 143)]
    Rich Green
    Rombach 216k
    Rombach 309k 02 June 1954: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - USS Rombach (DE 364) moored port side to while on a port visit to Vancouver. Note: Her after 40mm AA guns are still cocooned.

    (Photograph by Walter E. Frost) (Photo #CVA 447-8704.3 from the City of Vancouver Archives)
    Rombach 29k 26 August 1959 (Note date and cocooned after 40mm gunmounts. Rombach was decommissioned nineteen months earlier. She must be in transit between storage locations.) John Klar
    Somerville, N.J.

    Rombach History
    View the USS Rombach (DE 364) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    View the official War History of USS Rombach as submitted by the ship at war's end.

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

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