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USS Pringle (DD-477)

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 17, 2009
1. USS Pringle (DD-477) Marker
Inscription.
Launched at Charleston, S.C. on May 2, 1942
Lost to Enemy Action off Okinawa on April 16,1945

In Memoriam
Vella Lavella - August 21, 1943
John Villani Ernest F. Whitehead

Mindoro - December 30, 1944
James F. Bennett Thomas F. Fugazzi Roy A. Jackson Dee C. Clark Jerry Holubicka John Kowalick Michael Corriero Theophil F. Hudy Clifton R. Liewald Frank Poniatowski Edward L. Wilcox

Okinawa - April 16, 1945
Rex W. Allen Arville B. Clarke Joseph J. Hoffer Harold F. Rienke Thomas M. Anderson Gerald R. Cone William V. Hutson Nevil Rodgers Russell Atkinson, Jr. Garvin J. Crook Michael J. Jozovich Douglas N. Rogers William A. Baker Joseph DiSantis John P.Keeley Roy R. Rossini Kenneth E. Barth William J. Egerer Warren R. Keister Homer Sherrill Marvin A. Beduhn Ronald B. Ely Robert C. Kirsch Paul W. Smith Elbert E. Benson Ray A. England Samuel E. Knox Tillman N. Smith, Jr Wilbert M. Benson Wendell H. Fidete Hugh W. Kyle Vincent T. Sosnowski Flavel W. Bowen Charles A. Floyd Charles L. Latham Pete M. Spraitzar Robert B. Brookover Blas A. Gil Sam Loiacono Vernon W. Tauer Edward R. Burton Gerald F. Gorges Charles E. Lucker James W. Thomas Wallace H. Cable Gordon
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 17, 2009
2. USS Pringle (DD-477)
S. Graham Charles W. Lutz Homer D. Thomason Arthur A. Cappuccio Charles L. Gose Walter D. Martin Edward F. Wallen John M. Caraian Bennie G. Hancock Aaron Nisenbaum Joe E. Wampler Warren H. Chapple Nels M. Hansen, Jr. Leonard W. Odom Albert D. Webb Thaddeus J. Chrusciel Thomas R. Haugen James W. Paylor Alfred C. Wolf Winston L. Churchill Ernest E. Hawkins Joseph Piccolo Robert D. Woods Frederick M. Hicks Cecil J. Riddell


The ship was named for Vice Admiral J.R. Poinsett Pringle, USN, who was born at Georgetown, S.C. in 1873 a direct lineal descendant of Judge Robert Pringle, whose law offices on nearby Tradd Street were established in 1742, Vice Admiral Pringle had been selected by President Roosevelt to become Chief of Naval Operations before his sudden death on September 25, 1932.
 
Location. 32° 46.191′ N, 79° 55.717′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on E. Battery St.. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hurricane Hugo (here, next to this marker); Ten - Inch Smooth Bore Columbaid Cannon (a few steps from this marker); Eleven - Inch Dahlgren Gun
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By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2013
3. USS Pringle (DD-477) Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Moultrie (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Ten - Inch Smooth Bore Columbaid Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); To the Defenders of Fort Moultrie (within shouting distance of this marker); The Salvaging of this Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Charleston Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Defenders of Charleston (within shouting distance of this marker); William Gilmore Simms (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Pringle (DD-477). USS Pringle (DD-477), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was a ship of the United States Navy named for Vice Admiral Joel R. P. Pringle (1873–1932). (Submitted on September 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. USS Pringle Home Page. The U.S.S. Pringle, a Fletcher Class Destroyer was named for the late Vice Admiral Joel Robert Poinsett Pringle
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 17, 2009
4. USS Pringle (DD-477) Marker
and was launched by Mrs. Pringle on May 2, 1942. (Submitted on September 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Naval Battle of Vella Lavella. The Battle of Vella Lavella was a naval battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II fought on the night of 6 October 1943, near the island of Vella Lavella in the Solomon Islands. (Submitted on September 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Battle of Mindoro. The Battle of Mindoro was a battle in World War II between forces of the United States and Japan, in Mindoro Island in the central Philippines, from 13-16 December 1944, during the Philippines campaign. (Submitted on September 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. Battle of Okinawa. The Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg, was fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II. (Submitted on September 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

6. Joel R.P. Pringle. Vice Admiral Joel Roberts Poinsett Pringle (February 4, 1873–September 25, 1932) was a distinguished officer of the United States Navy, serving from 1894 to 1932. (Submitted on September 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
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United States Navy, 1942
5. USS Pringle (DD-477)
Vice Admiral Joe<br>Robert Poinsett Pringle<br>1873-1932 image. Click for full size.
United States Navy, April 27, 2004
6. Vice Admiral Joe
Robert Poinsett Pringle
1873-1932
 
 
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