RASHER IXSS 269
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
Keel Laid May 4 1942 - Launched December 20 1942
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1st Commissioning June 8 1943 to June 22 1946
NO RASHER POSTMARKS
2nd Commissioning July 22 1953 to May 27 1967
Alton (Budd) M. Arrington
RASHER was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation, received 7 battle stars for her World War II service, and 2 battle stars for her Vietnam service
Credited with sinking...
The 3131-ton Japanese Army Cargo Ship KOGANE MARU, October 9 1943 off Ambon
The 3377-ton Japanese Army Cargo Ship KENKOKU MARU, October 13 1943 off Ambon
The 2046-ton Japanese Tanker TANGO MARU, November 8 1943 Makassar Strait
The 7251-ton Japanese Tanker KIYO MARU, January 5 1944 South China Sea
The 4805-ton Japanese Army Cargo Ship RYUSEI MARU, February 25 1944 off Bali
The 6200-ton Japanese Merchant Cargo Ship TANGO MARU, February 25 1944 off Bali
The 6484-ton Japanese Army Cargo Ship NITTAI MARU, March 3 1944 Celebes Sea
The 2732-ton Japanese Army Cargo Ship NICHINAN MARU, March 27 1944 off Bali
The 1074-ton Japanese Auxiliary Vessel CHOI MARU, May 11 1944 Molucca Sea
The 2601-ton Japanese Auxiliary Gunboat ANSHU MARU, May 30 1944 off Halmahera
The 7950-ton Japanese Underway Replenshment Ship SHIOYA, June 8 1944 Celebes Sea
The 3183-ton Japanese Army Cargo Ship KOAN MARU, June 14 1944 off Mindanao
The 4379-ton Japanese Army Cargo Ship SHIROGANESAN MARU, August 6 1944 South China Sea
The 17830-ton Japanese Escort Carrier TAIYO, August 18 1944 South China Sea
The 17537-ton Japanese Troop Transport TEIA MARU (Former French ARAMIS), August 18 1944 South China Sea
The 542-ton Japanese Army Cargo Ship EISHIN MARU, August 18 1944 South China Sea
The 9849-ton Japanese Oiler TEIYO MARU, August 18 1944 off Cape Bojeador
A small Un-named Japanese vessel, April 29 1945 off Honshu
NAMESAKE - A vermilion colored rockfish or scorpionfish found along the California coast
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