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USS Ruchamkin (APD-89)

USS Ruchamkin (APD-89) / ARC Córdoba

USS Ruchamkin : The ARC Cordoba is a Crosley-class high speed transport originally built for the US Navy in 1945 with the name USS Ruchamkin. 

Despite being brand new the ship did not see service long and was mothballed in 1946 less then a year after commission. She wouldn’t see service again until being reactivated in 1951. 

From 1951 until 1957 the ship operated mainly as a trainer, with one patrol to the Mediterranean Sea with the Sixth Fleet. In 1952 she collided with the Merchant ship “Washington”. She was mothballed again in 1957. 

During the Berlin Crisis of 1961 the ship was reactivated in the event troops had to be moved to Europe quickly. After the crisis ended she was used mostly for exercises and training until 1969 when she was retired and handed over to Colombia. 

The ship was renamed ARC Córdoba (DT-15) and would serve from 1969 until 1980 before being retired. The ship was then moved to be scrapped and was largely gutted before the hull and superstructure were saved and moved to the Jaime Duque Amusement Park which opened in 1983. She has slowly been restored since then to resemble her WW2 appearance. 

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The damage USS Ruchamkin sustained after being rammed by the tanker SS Washington, November 14, 1952.

USS Ruchamkin Visiting Cannes for the 1952 film festival.

ADAMS, Ronald G.

AGUINALDO, John N. (67-69)

ALBANO, John

ALBERTINE, Paul K. (52-56)

AHLQUIST, Lawrence E (65-69)

AMRHEIN, Edwin, G.

ANDERSON, Alverne (Bud)

ARGANBRIGHT, Bruce E. (64-68)

ARMSTRONG, Dave  (1963-66)

BABINE, Harold (56-57)

BAILEY, James C. (51- )

BALBONI, Frank C

ALBANO, Domenico

BARR, Joe T (61-63)

BARRY, Lloyd D. (55-57)

BARRY, Roy (54-57)

BEERS, Eugene H. (53- )

BERTRAND, Dale (67-69)

BEST John R (61-63)

BILLEAUDEAU, Elby 

BISHOP, Harry S.

BLANTON, Carlton R. (52- )

BLEDSOE, Warren B. (65-67)

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