Ingraham II dd 4


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Ingraham II DD 4

Ingraham II

(DD-4: dp. 1,630; 1. 347'9"; b. 36'1", dr. 11'10" - a 33 k.; cgl. 208; a. 5 5", 12 .50 cal. mg., 1 Y gun, 10 21" tt.,

2 act.; cl. Gleaves )

The second Ingraham (DD-4) was launched 15 February 1941 by the Charleston Navy Yard; sponsored by Mrs. George Ingraham Hutchinson, granddaughter of Captain Ingraham; and commissioned 17 July 1941, Lt. Comdr. W. 11. Haynsworth, Jr., in command.

After shakedown and local operations along the East Coast, Ingraham commenced duties as convoy escort December 1941 as the Japanese surprise attack drew America into the flght for freedom. During 1942 she escorted convoys between the United States, Iceland, and the United Bingdom, bringing supplies desperately needed by the Allies to stem Hitler's advance and to take the ollensive. Under constant threat from German U-boats Ingraham continued her escort duty to Europe and as far south as the Panama Canal.

On the night of 22 August as she was investigating a collision between U.S. destroyer Buck and a merchant vessel, Ingraham collided with tanker Chemung in heavy fog off the coast of Nova Scotia and Ingraham sank almost irmnediately. Depth charges on her stern exploded. Only 11 men survived the collision. She was struck from the Navy Register 11 September 1942.
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