USS Rall

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassEvarts-class Destroyer Escort
BuilderMare Island Navy Yard
Laid Down24 May 1943
Launched23 Sep 1943
Commissioned8 Apr 1944
Decommissioned11 Dec 1945
Displacement1140 tons standard; 1430 tons full
Length289 feet
Beam35 feet
Draft11 feet
Machinery4 GM Model 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive with two screws
Power Output6000 SHP
Speed19 knots
Range4,150nm at 12 knots
Crew198
Armament3x3in, 1x1.1in anti-aircraft, 9x20mm anti-aircraft, 1 Hedgehog Projector, 8 depth charge projectors

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Destroyer Escort USS Rall Interactive Map

USS Rall Operational Timeline

8 Apr 1944 Rall was commissioned into service.
11 Dec 1945 Rall was decommissioned from service.

Photographs

A destroyer escort dropping depth charges on a second Japanese Kaiten in the cruiser anchorage of Ulithi Lagoon on 20 Nov 1944 after the sinking of USS Mississinewa. Seen from USS Bunker Hill. Photo 1 of 3.A destroyer escort dropping depth charges on a second Japanese Kaiten in the cruiser anchorage of Ulithi Lagoon on 20 Nov 1944 after the sinking of USS Mississinewa. Seen from USS Bunker Hill. Photo 2 of 3.A destroyer escort dropping depth charges on a second Japanese Kaiten in the cruiser anchorage of Ulithi Lagoon on 20 Nov 1944 after the sinking of USS Mississinewa. Seen from USS Bunker Hill. Photo 3 of 3.




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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Nicole Fortner says:
24 Jul 2009 06:16:34 AM

My grand father Everett fornter was one of the men on the uss rall in world war 2 is any one still alive or a decendint of a ship mate of my grandfathers i would like to talk to you
2. Dennis Duffey says:
10 Sep 2009 12:15:20 PM

Nicole, I am the coordinator for the Reunion of shipmates from the USS Rall. We are haveing a reunion in New Orleans, LA the end of this month. Email me and i will send you the reunion information.
Dennis
Dennis Duffrey
3. Chris Wilkinson says:
16 Oct 2009 02:46:17 PM

My grandfather, William Wilkinson, served on the Rall and was seriously wounded in the kamikaze attack.
4. Val Shumate says:
2 Dec 2011 12:54:55 PM

Chris Wilkison,
I was crew member aboard the USS Rall DE-304. I maintain Rosters & publish News Letter. If you would like to be included, contact me at valshaus@yahoo.com
5. Gary Cooksey says:
1 Jan 2012 06:47:13 PM

my father was aboard the USS Rall , his name was Billy Lee Cooksey and I would like to get some info on him and his ship and his shipmates , he would not talk about his time in the service and he passed away back in 1988 and any info you can share would be appreciated, thank you. my e-mail is thing2do48@yahoo.com
6. William Maunder says:
14 Mar 2012 07:02:42 PM

I received a letter about the reunion in April and misplaced the details. I would like to attend. Could you send me the information so that I may make reservations?
My dad served on the USS Rall and was wounded during the kamikaze attack. My wife and I would like to attend the reunion to meet the folks that dad served with.
7. Sharity Busby Nesnick says:
4 Nov 2013 07:34:21 AM

My great-grandfather Theodore Golden was aboard the USS Rall and was a survivor of the attack. He passed away before I was born (or very young) and my cousins and I are trying to put together what info we can on him for family history. Any info that can obtain would be greatly appreciated.
8. Tom Cooney says:
17 Oct 2014 06:57:34 PM

My father Thomas Patrick Cooney served on the USS Rall and recently passed away at 88 years. He supported one of the front guns. If anyone had any pictures to share it would be appreciated.
9. george a griffitts says:
25 Aug 2015 03:24:52 PM

My father john woodrow griffitts was killed during the kamikaze attack in april 1945. I was sixteen months old, I have one picture of my dad holding me when i was a baby.
10. Anonymous says:
7 Sep 2016 05:24:32 PM

My father served on the USS Rall and I was also looking for
Any pictures, information about the Crew.
His name was Tom Cooney.

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A destroyer escort dropping depth charges on a second Japanese Kaiten in the cruiser anchorage of Ulithi Lagoon on 20 Nov 1944 after the sinking of USS Mississinewa. Seen from USS Bunker Hill. Photo 1 of 3.
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