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USS Rednour (APD-102)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Oscar - Alpha
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive - 27 May 1945, Okinawa)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Purple Hearts (3-KIA, 13-WIA, Okinawa, 27 May 1945)
USS Rednour (APD-102) was transferred to Mexico, renamed ARM Chihuahua (B-06)
Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort - Crosley Class High-speed Transport:
Laid down, 30 December 1943, as Rednour (DE-592), a Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort, at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc, Hingham, MA.
Launched, 12 February 1944
Redesignated a Crosley Class High-speed Transport, 17 July 1944
Commissioned USS Rednour (APD-102), 30 December 1944, LCDR Roland H. Cramer, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Rednour was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, TransDiv One Hundred-Four, CAPT. R. D. Williams USN (24), and participated in the following campaign;
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 25 April to 14 June 1945
Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, FL, 24 July 1946
Laid up in Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
Towed later to the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Orange
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 March 1967
USS Rednour earned one battle star for World War II service
Transferred to Mexico in December 1969, renamed ARM Chihuahua (B-06)
Renamed ARM José María Morelos y Pavón in 1994
Name later restored to Chihuahua with the new pennant number of E20
Stricken from the Mexican Navy, 16 July 2001
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 1,630 t.(lt) 2,130 t.(fl)
Length 306' ovl.
Draft 12' 7" (limiting)
Speed 23.6 kts. (trial)
Range 6,000 nautical miles at 12 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
Boats four LCVP landing craft
six 1/4 ton trucks
two 1 ton trucks
four ammunition carts
four pack howitzers
Ammunition 6,000 cu. ft.
General Cargo 3,500 cu. ft.
Gasoline 1,000 cu. ft.
one 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
three twin 40 mm gun mounts
six single 20 mm gun mounts
two depth charge tracks
two Babcox and Wilcox "D" Express type boilers, 435 PSI 750°
two General Electric turbines, (turbo-electric drive)
Ship's Service Generators
two turbo-drive 300Kw 450V A.C.
two turbo-drive 40Kw 120V D.C.
two shafts, shaft horsepower 12,000
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||Bows on view of USS Rednour (APD-102) off Boston Navy Yard, circa 5 to 18 January 1945, wearing camouflage scheme MS31/20l. The vertical
colors should be dull black, navy green, ocean green, haze green and brown. Rednour had been converted from DE to APD, beginning five months after her 12 February 1944 launching.
US National Archives Bureau of Ships, Photo No. 85924, courtesy of C. Lee Johnson, (usndazzle.com).
||Port and Starboard broadside views of USS Rednour (APD-102) under way off the Atlantic coast, 20 February 1945,
Rednour was acting as escort for USS Shelby (APA-105) while enroute from
Norfolk, VA. to Melville, R.I.
Starboard broadside view is US National Archives photo # 80-G-384565 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
USS Rednour (APD-102)
Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Cramer, Roland Heinrich, USNR||30 December 1944 - 27 August 1945|
|02||LCDR. Strickland Jr., Thomas Donald, USNR||27 August 1945 - 25 September 1945|
|03||LT. Franklin, Harry Banks F., USNR||25 September 1945 - 8 December 1945|
|04||LTjg. Gibbs, Marston B., USNR (temporary)||8 December 1945 - 28 December 1945|
|05||LT. Slabaugh, James Ross, USNR||28 December 1945 - 24 July 1946|
|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
Ships' Log - 30 December 1944 to 6 October 1945
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
Last Updated 11 January 2019
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