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Her Captains
These are the Rankin's commanding officers for all her time in service. Scroll down to see more details.

Thomas D. Price
1945

William L. McDonald
1945-1946
Griswold T. Atkins
1946
George D. Arntz
1947
Bernard H. Meyer
1952-1953

1953-1954
Malcolm T. Munger
1954-1955
James D. Ferguson
1955-1956
1956-1957

John Harllee
1957-1959
John S. C. Gabbert
1959-1960
Leonard E. Harmon
1960-1961
Thomas F. Howe
1961-1962

John S. Leidel
1962-1963
George C. Cook
1963-1964
William T. Rapp
1964-1965
Thomas C. Hurst, III
1965-1966

Lester B. Lampman
1966-1967
John D. Exum
1967-1969
C. Nello Pierozzi
1969-1970
Jerry T. Becker
1970-1971
Philip R. Given
1971



Her Captains - Dates in Command
To see an obituary, click the "Deceased" link
From
To
Rank
             Name
02/25/45
11/25/45
LCDR
Thomas D. Price (Deceased)
11/25/45
05/20/46
CAPT
William L. McDonald (Deceased)
05/20/46
03/10/47
CAPT
Griswold Terry Atkins (Deceased)
03/10/47
05/21/47
CDR
George Donald Arntz (Deceased)
03/22/52
04/11/53
CAPT
Bernard Henry Meyer  (Deceased)
04/11/53
07/19/54
CAPT
Lawson P. "Red" Ramage (Deceased)
07/19/54
07/20/55
CAPT
Malcolm Townsend Munger (Deceased)
07/20/55
10/04/56
CAPT
James DuGué Ferguson (Deceased)
10/04/56
11/09/57
CAPT
Waldemar F. A. Wendt (Deceased)
11/09/57
02/19/59
CAPT
John Harllee (Deceased)
02/19/59
02/10/60
CAPT
John S. C. Gabbert (Deceased)
02/10/60
03/10/61
CAPT
Leonard Edward Harmon (Deceased)
03/10/61
05/29/62
CAPT
Thomas Francis Howe (Deceased)
05/29/62
07/16/63
CAPT
John Sinclair Leidel (Deceased)
07/16/63
08/22/64
CAPT
George Carlton Cook (Deceased)
08/22/64
08/06/65
CAPT
William Theodore Rapp (Deceased)
08/06/65
08/08/66
CAPT
Thomas Charles Hurst, III (Deceased)
08/08/66
09/26/67
CAPT
Lester Boggess Lampman
09/26/67
04/14/69
CAPT
John Dryden Exum (Deceased)
04/14/69
08/09/70
CAPT
Constantino Nello Pierozzi (Deceased)
08/09/70
02/02/71
CAPT
Jerry Thomas Becker
02/02/71
05/11/71
LCDR
Philip Roberts Given

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