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USS EDWARD RUTLEDGE AP52
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USS EDWARD RUTLEDGE AP52
My First Ship
Sunk Nov. 1942, North Africa

Click on the ship for a 1997 photo of me and my wife.




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This web site is dedicated to the World War II Crewmembers and families of the USS EDWARD RUTLEDGE AP52.
Built by "Robert E. (Bob) Ross," , RMCS, US Navy (RET) who served on the USS RUTLEDGE.


USS EDWARD RUTLEDGE AP52
INFORMATION


USS EDWARD RUTLEDGE AP52 STATISTICS

The USS Edward Rutledge was a converted passenger/cargo ship - SS EXETER that worked the Mediterranean circuit from New York.


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The SS EXETER

Edward Rutledge Class Transport: Built in 1931 as Exeter at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, NJ; Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 7 January 1942; Converted to a Naval Transport at Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, FL.; Commissioned USS Edward Rutledge (AP-52), 18 April 1942; Final Disposition, sunk by enemy torpedo attack, 12 November 1942, at Fedhala Roads, Morocco; Struck from the Naval Register, (date unknown). Edward Rutledge received one battle star for World War II service.


STANDARD DISPLACEMENT: 14,330 tons.
ARMAMENT: one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount, four single 3"/50 gun mounts, 8 single 20mm gun mounts
LENGTH OVERALL: 475 ft
BEAM: 62 ft.
DRAFT: 26 ft.
SPEED: 16 kts
PROPULSION: Steam turbine
COMPLEMENT: Unknown



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"Steve Arens - Great Uncle Arthur Arens"
"Clint Armatis
"Scott Blaine - Father William G. Blaine - Rate S1c - DoB 9/24/21 DoD 9/90
"Shirley Diethelm - Uncle William H. Laughlin, SSGT, U.S. Army
---------- On Rutledge when torpedoed"

"Chuck Dunne - Father: Chuck Dunne - S1c
"Richard Ingels -Fireman 2nd(EM) - On board when Torpedoed
"Ms Ozzi Mask - Uncle:- Roscoe Reynolds
" Wallace Nolin" -
..... Passenger on SS EXETER 1937 to Egypt that was converted to USS Edward Rutledge AP52.

"Scott O'Brien" - GrandFather -Arthur (Art) F. Arens - PVT USArmy - Dob 8/??/1913 Dod 6/6/01 ----------Art was injured when the Rutledge got torpedoed 1942.
"Bryce Pratt - GrFather Robert F. Ryan - Rate ??-DoB ?/?/18 - DoD ?/?/1998
"John Shepherd III" - Father - John H Shepherd JR - Cook1c DoD 3/1954
" Glenda Shepherd" - Father In Law - John H Shepherd JR - Cook1c DoD 3/1954
" Douglas Stiff - Father Kendall Stiff - S1c - Deceased 1997
"Marion Weeks" - Father - John H Shepherd JR - Cook1c DoD 3/1954
"Dave Wilson - Father: Don E. Wilson" kkrk9840@msn.com
"Lance Wilson - GrFather: Don E. Wilson" draco1479@msn.com


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