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USS Osmond Ingram (APD-35)
USS Osmond Ingram (AVD-9) (1940-1943)
USS Osmond Ingram (DD-255) (1920-1940, 1943-1944)
USS Osmond Ingram (Destroyer #255) (1919-1920)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Juliet - Tango
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - Presidential Unit Citation
Second Row - American Defense Service (with bronze star in lieu of Fleet clasp) - American Campaign Medal (1) - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (4)
Third Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal

Clemson Class Destroyer:
  • Laid Down, 15 October 1918, at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Quincy, MA.
  • Launched, 23 February 1919
  • Commissioned, USS Osmond Ingram (Destroyer No. 255), 28 June 1919, at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA., LCDR. M. B. DeMott in command
  • Designated (DD-255), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, 24 June 1922, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
  • Redesignated Seaplane Tender (Destroyer) (AVD-9), 2 August 1940
  • Recommissioned, 22 November 1940
  • Reverted to (DD-255), 4 November 1943
  • Converted to a High-speed Transport at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C. in 1944
  • During World War II USS Osmond Ingram served in the American Theater as AVD-9, the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater as DD-255 and as APD-35 in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater assigned to TransDiv One Hundred Two, CDR. W. S. Parsons, USN and participated in the following campaigns:

    American Campaign

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Task Group 21.13, 12 July to 23 August 1943 Task Group 21.12, 20 April to 20 June 1943 Okinawa Gunto operation, 6 to 30 April 1945
      Task Group 21.13, 11 November to 27 December 1943  
      Task Group 21.13, 12 December 1943  
      Invasion of Southern France, 14 August to 25 September 1944  

  • Redesignated (APD-35), 22 June 1944, LT. B H. Harris USNR in command
  • Decommissioned, 8 January 1946, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 January 1946
  • USS Osmond Ingram received the Presidential Unit Citation and earned six battle stars for World War II service.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 17 June 1946 to Hugo Neu, New York, NY
    Displacement 2,130 t.(fl)
    Length 306'
    Beam 37'
    Draft 9' 10"
    Speed 27.7 kts.
    Officers 15
    Enlisted 183
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 8
    Enlisted 144
    Boats 4 LCP(L) landing craft
    three single 3"/50 cal gun mounts
    two single 40mm AA gun mounts
    five single 20mm AA gun mounts
    one depth charge track
    four depth charge projectors
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 3,025 Bbls
    Diesel 50 Bbls
    two Bethlehem Shipbuilding Curtis-type turbines
    two Yarrow boilers 250psi Sat°
    single Falk Main Reduction Gears
    two 60Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    twin propellers, 27,000shp

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    USS Osmond Ingram (AVD-9)
    269k Left to right; USS Belknap (AVD-8), USS Greene (AVD-13), USS Osmond Ingram (AVD-9), USS Lea (DD-118) and HMCS Woodstock (K-238) moored at Londonderry, Northern Ireland, between 3 and 6 May 1943.
    National Archives photo 80-G-51487, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Rick Davis
    Osmond Ingram 361k USS Osmond Ingram (AVD-9) underway off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA., 10 July 1943.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 42922.
    Robert Hurst
    USS Osmond Ingram (APD-35)
    Osmond Ingram
    NH 81395
    144k USS Osmond Ingram (APD-35) off Charleston Navy Yard, S.C., 14 July 1944. She is painted in Camouflage Measure 31, Design 12T.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo #'s NH 81395, courtesy of Donald M. McPherson and NH 91797, courtesy of A.D. Baker III., 1981.
    Robert Hurst
    Osmond Ingram
    NH 91797
    Greene 131k High-speed Transports (APD) at Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria, in late 1944. The APDs present, in center, are: USS Greene (APD-36) -- closest to camera; USS Osmond Ingram (APD-35) -- next inboard; USS Barry (APD-29); USS Roper (APD-20); and USS Tattnall (APD-19). At the extreme right is USS Hilary P. Jones (DD-427). This photograph was dated January 1945, but was taken at least a month earlier. Note old fort in the background.
    US Navy photo # 80-G-302954, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center

    USS Osmond Ingram (DD-255 / AVD-9 / APD-35)
    Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    02LCDR Max Burke DeMott, USN (USNA)28 June 1919 - ?DD-255
     Decommissioned24 June 1922 - 22 November 1940 
    02CDR Percy Haverly Lyon, USN (USNA 1925)22 November 1940 - 1941AVD-9
    03LCDR. Treadwell, Paul Chester20 March 1942 - 16 July 1942AVD-9
    04LCDR. Sampson, Norman John16 July 1942 - 1 November 1943AVD-9
    05LCDR. Miller, Roger Francis1 November 1943 - 22 June 1944AVD-9
    06LT. Harris, Byrin Henry22 June 1944 - 8 January 1946APD-35
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    "The Green Dragons" Four-stack APD destroyer-transports in World War Two
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