Allied Warships

USS Osmond Ingram (AVD 9)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAVD 9 
ModSea plane tender 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down15 Oct 1918 
Launched28 Feb 1919 
Commissioned28 Jun 1919 
End service8 Jan 1946 

Originally named Ingram changed to Osmond Ingram on 11 November 1919
Decommissioned on 24 June 1922
Reclassified as sea plane tender AVD-9 on 2 August 1940
Recommissioned on 22 November 1940
Classified back to destroyer DD-255 on 1 December 1943
Reclassified as high speed transport APD-35 on 22 June 1944
Decommissioned on 8 January 1946
Stricken on 21 January 1946
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 17 June 1946

Former nameUSS Ingram

Commands listed for USS Osmond Ingram (AVD 9)

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1Lt.Cdr. Percy Haverly Lyon, USN22 Nov 194010 Dec 1941
2Lt.Cdr. Paul Chester Treadwell, USN10 Dec 194116 Jul 1942 (1)
3T/Lt.Cdr. Norman John Sampson, USN16 Jul 1942Nov 1943
4Roger Francis Miller, USNRNov 1943Jan 1945
5Byron Henry Harris, USNRJan 19458 Jan 1946

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Notable events involving Osmond Ingram include:

11 May 1943
HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises in Lough Foyle with USS Greene (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Lewis, USN), HMS Chanticleer (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bristowe, DSO, RN), USS Lea (Lt.Cdr. D.I. Thomas, USN) and USS Osmond Ingram (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Sampson, USN).

Upon completion of the exercises Upstart departed Lough Foyle for Holy Loch escorted by HMS Chanticleer. (2)

12 May 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Belknap and USS Badger, USS Lea, USS Osmond Ingram and USS Greene. (3)

13 Dec 1943
German U-boat U-172 was sunk on 13 December 1943 in the mid-Atlantic after a 27 hour fight west of the Canary Islands, in position 26°29'N, 29°58'W, by depth charges and Fido homing torpedoes from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC-19) of the American escort carrier USS Bogue and by some 200 depth charges from the US destroyers USS George E. Badger, USS Clemson, USS Osmond Ingram and USS Du Pont.

Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore


  2. ADM 173/18373
  3. ADM 173/17782

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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