Allied Warships

USS Ramsay (DM 16)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassWickes 
PennantDM 16 
ModDestroyer minelayer 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down21 Dec 1917 
Launched8 Jun 1918 
Commissioned15 Feb 1919 
End service 
History

Decommissioned on 30 June 1922.
Recommissioned on 2 June 1930.
Reclassified as Light Minelayer DM-16 on 13 June 1930.
Decommissioned on 19 October 1945.
Stricken on 13 November 1945.
Sold to be broken up for scrap 21 November 1946.

 

Commands listed for USS Ramsay (DM 16)

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CommanderFromTo
1Robert Lee Porter, Jr., USN26 May 193625 Sep 1939
2Lt.Cdr. Hubert Montgomery Hayter, USN25 Sep 19395 Feb 1941 (1)
3Lt.Cdr. Gelzer Loyall Sims, USN5 Feb 194121 Jan 1942 (1)
4Charles Helmick Crighton, USN21 Jan 19424 Jul 1943
5Robert Henderson Holmes, USN4 Jul 194326 Aug 1944
6Roy Robert Pollard, USNR26 Aug 194427 Jun 1945
7Donald James Mitchell, USNR27 Jun 194514 Jul 1945
8Paul Edward Keating, USNR14 Jul 194519 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Ramsay include:


1 Feb 1945
USS Chub (Cdr. C.D. Rhymes, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Ramsay (Lt. R.R. Pollard, Jr., USNR).

2 Feb 1945
USS Chub (Cdr. C.D. Rhymes, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Ramsay (Lt. R.R. Pollard, Jr., USNR), USS Whitman (Lt. E.A. Sandor, USNR) and USS Tench (Cdr. W.B. Sieglaff, USN).

3 Feb 1945
USS Chub (Cdr. C.D. Rhymes, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Ramsay (Lt. R.R. Pollard, Jr., USNR), USS Whitman (Lt. E.A. Sandor, USNR) and USS Tench (Cdr. W.B. Sieglaff, USN).

7 Feb 1945
USS Chub (Cdr. C.D. Rhymes, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Ramsay (Lt. R.R. Pollard, Jr., USNR) and USS PC-599 (Lt. J.M. Kindt, USNR).

8 Feb 1945
USS Chub (Cdr. C.D. Rhymes, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Ramsay (Lt. R.R. Pollard, Jr., USNR) and USS PC-599 (Lt. J.M. Kindt, USNR).

9 Feb 1945
USS Chub (Cdr. C.D. Rhymes, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Ramsay (Lt. R.R. Pollard, Jr., USNR) and USS PC-599 (Lt. J.M. Kindt, USNR).

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman


United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

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