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Ruddock, Theodore Davis, Jr.


Photograph of Theodore D. Ruddock

"All Hands"

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.

Service record

1892-12-23      

Born at Anderson, South Carolina
1914     
Ensign     
Graduates from Naval Academy. Assigned to  BB Utah.
1921

BB Tennessee
1926

Staff, Destroyer Squadron 11
1929

Ordnance Proving Ground, Dahlgren
1932

BB Nevada
1934

Staff, Destroyers, Battle Force
1935

Naval Gun Factory, Washington, D.C.
1939
Commander     
Commander, Destroyer Division 6
1940

Bureau of Ordnance
1942-12-25      
Captain
Commander, BB Massachusetts
1944-6     
Rear admiral     
Commander, Battleship Division 4
1948

Superindendent, Naval Gun Factory
1951
Vice admiral
Retires

References

MilitaryTimes.com (accessed 2011-3-20)

Morison (1959)
Pettibone (2006)



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