U.S.S. Rankin Stuart before sinking
U.S.S. RANKIN(AKA-103) FACTS
October 31, 1944: Keel laid at the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company, Wilmington, N.C.
December 22,1944: Launched
February 25, 1945: Commisioned as the U.S.S Rankin at Charleston Navy Yard in Charleston, S.C.
May 21, 1947: Decommisioned at San Fransisco
March 22, 1952: Recommisioned at Todd Shipyard in Alameda, California for Korean War