Commissioning of the USS Pringle

Mount 1, Mount 2, Bridge and Kingfisher

submitted by Toni Volpe Greetis   

Stern view

Final phase of Construction at the Charleston, S.C. Navy Yard

Officers ? & ?

At sea with Kingfisher - 2

Near land

At sea with Kingfisher - 3

At sea with Kingfisher - 4

At sea - 1

The following pictures are from Admiral Larson's personal collection

These photos were contributed by Admiral Larson's son Don on Sept 20, 2003 

Looking up at Pilot house - ground level

Port broadside

At sea with Kingfisher - 5

USS Pringle photos

Admiral Larson & ? in pilot house - 2

Admiral Larson & ? outside pilot house

At sea with Kingfisher in the air - 1

Identified in this photo:
- Bottom center (shaking hands): CDR George DeMetropolis & LCDR John Lawrence Kelley (it's easy to see why LCDR Kelley got the nickname 'Stretch")
- First man in the front row, left side: Ltjg Robert Peter Wander
- Middle row, 2nd from the right: Ltjg Benjamin Evans Jasper

Bow view

At sea - 2

Mount 1, Mount 2, view from the Bridge

submitted by Toni Volpe Greetis   

Admiral Larson & ? in pilot house - 1

USS Pringle Change of Command: May 29 1944. Submitted by Dan Wander, son of Ltjg Robert Peter Wander (survivor)   

Probable location of this photo - Purves Bay Additional info from William L. Herman (survivor)  

Stern, down view

Mount 4 overlooking the fantail      

Submitted by Toni Volpe Greetis