Gallaher, Antone Renkl, CAPT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
9587-Officer Programs, Officer Recruiter
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1962-1963, Navy Recruiting Area 8, Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)
Service Years
1928 - 1963

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Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
San Diego, CA
Date of Passing
Oct 13, 1982

 Official Badges 

Recruit Division Commander Allied Submarine Command US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity:

His 1st (of 4) Navy Cross Citation reads:

For extraordinary heroism as Commanding Officer of a U.S. Submarine during a war patrol in enemy-controlled waters. Despite extremely strong enemy escorts which included air support, he skillfully penetrated the escort screens, and through his daring and aggressive determination, delivered smashing torpedo attacks against enemy shipping. As a result of these well-planned and brilliantly executed attacks, he successfully sank three enemy ships totaling 20,200 tons, and damaged tow additional enemy ships totaling 15,000 tons. Although severely depth-charged and fired upon by escorts, and bombed by aircraft, his skillful and brilliant evasive tactics enabled him to escape and bring his ship to port. His conduct throughout was an inspiration to his officers and men, and in keeping with the highest traditions of the Naval Service.


  1958-1959, USS Prairie (AD-15)


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August / 1958

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October / 1959

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 USS Prairie (AD-15) Details

USS Prairie (AD-15)

Hull number AD-15 Dixie Class Destroyer Tender:
Laid down, 7 December 1938, at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
Launched, 9 December 1939
Commissioned USS Prairie (AD-15), 5 August 1940, CAPT. John B. W. Waller in command
During World War II Prairie was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
During the Vietnam War Prairie participated in the following campaign:
  • Vietnam War Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Vietnam Ceasefire Campaign, 16 t o17 March 1973
  • Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 26 March 1993
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Title transfer to MARAD, 1 April 1993
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 2 April 2 1993 (some sources indicate 6 April 1993) to "Nishant Import & Export" of the United Arab Emirates for $960,000. Towed to India in April 1993 and scrapped
  • USS Prairie earned one campaign star for Vietnam War service
Displacement 18,000 t. (lim) 
Length 530' 6" 
Beam 73' 4" 
Draft 24' 5" 
Speed 19.6 kts (trial) 

officer 123
enlisted 1,576 
four single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mounts
four single 40mm AA gun mounts
two 3pdr gun mounts
Aft two 5"/38 mounts and all 40mm gun mounts later removed, and helicopter platform added 
Largest boom capacity 20 t. 
Ship's Service Generators four 750Kw 450V A.C. 
Fuel Capacity
NFSO 24,555 Bbls.
Diesel 2,705 Bbls. 
two New York Shipbuilding Parsons-design steam turbines
four Babcock & Wilcox "A" (three drum expansion type) boilers 485psi 720°.
double De Laval Main Reduction Gear
two propellers, 11,000shp


Surface Vessel

Parent Unit

Tender/ Repair Ship

Created/Owned By
MM Summers, Nicole (minnie mouse), MMFN 105

Last Updated: Jun 5, 2018
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18 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Prairie (AD-15)

Seiders, Marlin David, CAPT, (1951-1982) OFF 410X Lieutenant Commander
Stafford, Dean, LCDR, (1937-1958) OFF Lieutenant Commander
Allen, Jerry, PO1, (1957-1976) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Bock, Fred, PO2, (1958-1963) BT BT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Brown, Mack, PO2, (1957-1965) MR MR-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Campbell, Vernal, PO2, (1956-1962) Petty Officer Second Class
Clark, James, PO2, (1959-1963) SF SF-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Martin, Gordon, PO2, (1957-1962) FTG FTG-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Smith, Richard, PO2, (1953-1958) MR MR-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Clark, Lawson, MCPO, (1957-1980) FA FA-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Duncan, William, CPO, (1955-1975) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Fleming, Marvin, PO3, (1957-1963) LI LI-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Lund, Kenneth, PO3, (1959-1963) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Nielsen, Richard, PO3, (1956-1962) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Polodna, Gary, PO3, (1957-1962) DC DC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Shepardson, William, PO3, (1958-1961) Petty Officer Third Class
Shepardson, William, PO3, (1958-1961) Petty Officer Third Class
Trammell, William, PO1, (1956-1976) EN EN-4313 Petty Officer Third Class
Tucker, Major, S1c, (1955-1960) SF SF-0000 Seaman Recruit

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