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USCGC Ingham
WPG / AGC / WHEC 35


HISTORY

  • Original name: Samuel D. Ingham 
  • Classification and hull number: WPG-35
  • Builder: Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA
  • Cost: $2,468,460.00
  • Keel Laid: 1 May 1935
  • Launched: 3 June 1936
  • Radio call sign: NRDL
  • Commissioned: 17 September 1936
  • Decommissioned: 27 May 1988

HULL

  • Displacement (tons): 2,350 (1936) 2,750 (1945)
  • Length: 327' overall 308' waterline
  • Beam: 41' mb, 41' wl, 41' 2" max
  • Draft: 12' 6" mean (1936) 15' max (1945)

MACHINERY

  • Main Engines: 2 Westinghouse double-reduction geared turbines
  • Main Boilers: 2 Babcock & Wilcox sectional express, air encased, 400psi, 200 superheat
  • SHP: 5,250 total (1936) 6,200 (1945)
  • Propellers: Twin 3 blades
  • Max Speed: 19.5 kts (1945)
  • Cruising: 13 kts - 7,000 mi (1945)
  • Economy: 11 kts -  9,500 mi (1945)

CHRONOLOGY OF MAJOR LIFE EVENTS

  • 17 September 1936 commissioned Philadelphia PA
  • 1937-1940 home ported Port Angeles WA
  • June 1937 name shortened to Ingham
  • 1940-1941 home ported Boston MA
  • 01 July 1941 assigned to the US Navy
  • 10 December 1941 escorts her first North Atlantic convoy
  • 1942-1943 assigned to CINCLANT (DESLANT) as escort in North Atlantic
  • 26 September 1942 rescued 8 survivors of SS Tennessee
  • 15 December 1942 sank U-626, 56 46'N 27 12'W while escorting convoy SC-112
  • 07 February 1943 rescued survivors from SS Henry R Mallory, SS Robert E Hopkins and SS West Portal while escorting convoy SC-118
  • Feb 1943 rescued survivor from SS Jeremiah Van Rensseler
  • 18 March 1943 rescued survivors from SS Matthew Luckenback
  • 1943-1944 escorted convoys to Mediterranean
  • 01 August - 24 October 1944 conversion to AGC (amphibious force flagship) at Charleston Navy Yard, SC
  • 1944-1945 operated as AGC in Pacific
  • 13-18 February 1945 flagship of Mariveles-Corregidor Attack Group
  • 18 March 1945 flagship Tigbauan landings, Panay, PI
  • 29 March 1945 flagship Negros Island landings, PI
  • July 1945 flagship for Balut Island attack, PI
  • 1946 - 1976 Ocean Weather Stations, Atlantic
  • 1 May 1968 designation change to WHEC (High Endurance Cutter)
  • 1968 - 1969 deployed to Republic of Viet Nam
  • 27 May 1988 decommissioned following 52 years of service to the United States

OCEAN WEATHER STATION COORDINATES

  • Ocean weather station "Alpha" 62.0N 33.0W
  • Ocean weather station "Bravo" 56.5N 55.1W
  • Ocean weather station "Charlie" 52.8N 35.5W
  • Ocean weather station "Delta" 44.0N 41.0W
  • Ocean weather station "Echo" 35.0N 45.5W

REFERENCES

LINKS

 

Ingham Photo Album

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Circa 1944
 World War 2 camouflage  paint.

Undated photograph
 

December 1959
USCG Base Norfolk [Berkeley Station], Virginia. 
SR-b Radar antenna on forward mast. (Photo E. Oleson)

December 1959
USCG Base Norfolk [Berkeley Station], Virginia.(Photo E. Oleson)
 

Ocean Station Bravo, December 1959 (Photo E. Oleson)

Ocean Station Bravo, December 1959 (Photo E. Oleson)
 

December 1959 (Photo E. Oleson)

December 1959 (Photo E. Oleson)
 

December 1959 (Photo E. Oleson)

December 1959 (Photo E. Oleson)
 

December 1959 (Photo E. Oleson) 

Circa 1960
On Ocean Station
 

Post 1974
AN/SPS-29 Radar antenna on tripod after mast.

1981
Toulon, France - Cadet Cruise.
 




USCGC Ingham (WHEC-35)