USS Ruddy (AM-380)


Photo by Hal Barker












Page 1

1
Entry: 76267
Subject: SAILOR

Wallace Icenhour wrote on September 27, 2010


City and State: CHASE CITY VA

Unit: ATF 31(P)

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: I saw my Uncle's Name, Crowsen Icenhour on your Crew List for the USS Ruddy. He was living north of Memphis,Tenn when He died, several years ago. He was my hero, always will be.

He told me that he had served minespeep duty off coast of Korea during that conflict. Does anybody remember him? He also served on the USS Louisville during most of the major engagements in WWII, He couldn't get all of his medals on his blouse.

Anyone remember him? Thanks

Keywords: Served on Taiwan from 1959-1961



Entry: 38517
Subject: USS PARTRIDGE

Kim Callahan wrote on November 20, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: VERMILLION SD

Unit: NA

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Uncle Steve "Shorty" Hoschler was killed on the USS Partridge on Feb. 2, 1951 while conducting Mine Sweeping duties. I'm inquiring as to whether or not anyone still survives from the Partridge and may have any stories regarding him.

Keywords:



Entry: 34903
Subject: PROUD RUDDY CREW MEMEBER

George Bodenner wrote on June 16, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was a PN1 aboard RUDDY. I stayed in for 32 years, served in eight ships, RUDDY was the best one hands down. Great crew. Ship was a rough rider and had few amenities but she got us home.

I started reunions a few years back and they are still having them. Have had great turnout from both WWII and Korea crews.

Keywords: I served in RUDDY from 12/52 to 6/54. Survived the action in Korea.



Entry: 34411
Subject:

William Thrasher wrote on May 26, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: MONROVIA CA

Unit: YMS 349

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 34302
Subject: YMS 349

Rick Olson wrote on May 21, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Approximately 15 years ago, a moving company left a 48-starred American flag at my house. I tried contacting them about it and they said they knew nothing about its origin. The flag is mounted in a "shadow-box" frame approximately 4-feet by 3-feet and contains a plaque "YMS 349." The flag appears to have seen some significant "use" and is tattered. I would like to find someone who served on YMS-349 or a family member who is interested in this flag. I am not trying to sell the flag, rather, I would like to return it to someone that would care for it. Please reply.

Rick Olson

Keywords: YMS 349



Entry: 32121
Subject: NEEDED INFORMATION

Candance Jones wrote on February 17, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm a high school senior. I'm trying to fill out an American Legion Scholarship. I'd be quailfied for this scholarship except that i need information about my grandfather, Ralph Veerkamp, before they will judge my application. My grandfather died before I could get this information. He was assigned to the USS Ruddy in August of 1952. This is all the information I have.

Keywords:



Entry: 31227
Subject: PLANKOWNER

Duane Hall wrote on January 14, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: ZEPHYRHILLS FL

Unit: USS RUDDY (COMMUNICATIONS)

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I would like to hear from any shipmates, especially from the Communications and Bridge gangs.

Keywords: I was a Plankowner serving form April '45 in the
Alabama State Shipyard until May '46 when I was transferred to Great Lakes for discharge.



Entry: 9005
Subject: INFO. ON YMS 349

William Thrasher wrote on May 29, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: MONROVIA CA

Unit: YMS 349

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: want any info you can get on my dads ship

Keywords:



Entry: 5103
Subject: SHIP'S HISTORY - KOREAN WAR SERVICE

Craig Rothhammer wrote on November 18, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: LA CRESCENTA CA

Unit: USS GRASP (ARS-24) USS BOLSTER (ARS-38)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:


USS RUDDY (AM-380)


An American duck.


(AM-380: dp. 890; 1. 221'2"; b. 32'2"; dr. 11'; s. 18 k.; cpl.. 105; a. 1 3", 2 40mm., 2 dct., 5 dep.; cl. Auk)


“...she transported prisoners of war to Yo Do...”


Ruddy (AM-380) was laid down on 24 February 1944 by the Gulf Shipbuilding Corp., Chickasaw, Ala. launched 29 October 1944, sponsored by Mrs. John Zeralis; and commissioned 28 April 1945, Lt. Comdr. William H. Rothwell II, USNR, in command.


Recommissioned on 12 March 1952, Ruddy joined Mine Division 72 and, after 11 months of mine warfare exercises and fleet amphibious operations, sailed from Long Beach in February 1953 for the Korean combat zone.


She arrived off Wonsan, North Korea on 15 March and began operations as a unit of the U.N. Blockade and Escort Force. On the 16th she transported prisoners of war to Yo Do, then returned to Wonsan, whence, for 6 weeks, she conducted inshore patrols. Three weeks of voyage repairs at Yokosuka followed.


She then steamed for Inchon and patrol duty along the peninsula's western coast. In mid-July, Ruddy returned to Japan. Fourteen days later, the truce went into effect, and, at the end of the month, the minesweeper was at Niigata, Japan to participate in the Perry Expedition Centennial celebration.


In mid-August, she returned to Korea for patrol duty off Cheju Do, and, on 4 September, she departed Sasebo for California, arriving at Long Beach on the 27th.


For the next 16 months, Ruddy engaged in type training and tactics along the California coast. On 20 January 1955 she headed west for another tour in the Far East. Eighteen days later, while still in transit, she was redesignated MSF-380.
MSF-380 arrived at Sasebo on the 16th of February and until 10 August, ranged from Japan to the Philippines in operations with the 7th Fleet. She returned to California on 5 September and resumed local operations. With the new year, 1956, she began inactivation. Decommissioned at San Diego on 31 August 1956, Ruddy was berthed with the Pacific Reserve Fleet until 1 November 1960 when she transferred under the terms of the military assistance program, to the government of Peru. Ruddy was named Galvez in thePeruvian Navy.


USS Ruddy (AM-380) earned one battle star for post-World War II minesweeping operations and two for her service during the Korean War.



From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Keywords: MINESWEEPER, MINE DIVISION 72 (MINDIV72), WONSAN, POW'S, YO DO, INCHON, PEACE PATROL,







Page 1

1





Looking For Units

Minesweeper


Add URL

Add Reunion