USS Ringgold
DD 500 (Fletcher class)

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3 month fleet training in the USA, Summer 1965
Wolfgang Friedrichs

Builder:        Federal Shipbuilding, Kearny NJ.
Laid Down:  	June 25, 1942
Launched:       November 11, 1942
Commissioned:  	December 24, 1942
Decommissioned: 3/23/46
Fate:           To West Germany July 14 1959, 
                renamed Z-2; To Greece 9/18/81, 
                renamed Kimon. (Reserve in 1987.
                Stricken and scrapped in 1993.) 

We are seeking information on the USS Ringgold and her crews. Files and photos may be E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into these pages.

Jim Kish - for his Father Frank Kish

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Photo 002 Hi from Germany. The ex_U.S.S. Ringgold DD 500 - Z 2 German_Navy_D 171 in the 70th Years. Best Regards A.W.PIOCH

Photo 004 . . showing bow damage when clipped by another destroyer . . Contributed by: Jim Kish - for his Father Frank Kish

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