The USCGC INGHAM was launched in 1936 and served honorably for 52 years until 1988. She served with distinction during WWII thru Vietnam earning 19 Ribbons and 17 Battle Stars. She earned two Presidential Unit Citations for service in Viet-Nam. She is credited with sinking U Boat 626 in 1942.
USCGC INGHAM is a National Historic Landmark and the Coast Guard’s National Memorial to Coast Guardsmen who lost their lives during WWII and Viet-Nam.
|Launched||3 June 1936|
|Builder||Philadelphia Navy Yard (Philadelphia, PA)|
|Beam||41 feet, 2 inches|
|Draft||15 feet, 3 inches|
|Steam Generation||2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers|
|Propulsion||2 Westinghouse double reduction geared steam turbine engines|
|Shaft Horsepower||6,200 hp|
|Maximum Speed||21 knots|
|Personnel Complement||1937: 12 officers, 4 warrants, 107 enlisted
1941: 16 officers, 5 warrants, 202 enlisted
1966: 10 officers, 3 warrants, 134 enlisted.