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Ruddock was an ordnance expert who commanded battleship Massachusetts before rising to
flag rank and command of Battleship Division 4.
He was wounded during the
battle of Tinian when his flagship, Colorado, was stuck by 22 6" shells from a coastal battery. However, he returned to
duty in time to participate in the battle of Surigao Strait and the Mindoro landings.
||Born at Anderson, South Carolina
||Graduates from Naval Academy.
Assigned to BB Utah.
||Staff, Destroyer Squadron 11
||Ordnance Proving Ground, Dahlgren
||Staff, Destroyers, Battle Force
||Naval Gun Factory, Washington,
||Commander, Destroyer Division 6
||Bureau of Ordnance
||Commander, BB Massachusetts
||Commander, Battleship Division 4
||Superindendent, Naval Gun Factory
MilitaryTimes.com (accessed 2011-3-20)
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