The USS Terror (CM-5) was a mine layer in WWII. This page is designed to share information about its history and the men who served on it during the time it was commissioned in the US Navy.
The 2011 Reunion was held in San Antonio, Texas on May 4-8th 2011.
Ed Wolfe and Allie Ryan have collaborated to create a new book detailing some interesting insights into life aboard the USS Terror CM-5 and the USS YMS 288 during WW II. Click for Ordering Details
Allie Ryan's Books on-line
Since they are out of print, you can view copies here. Please respect Allie Ryan's copyright and use these only for your personal purposes. Click the pictures to view. (Due to their size it may take a while to download (4-6Mb each) and they require Adobe Acrobat Free Reader)
This is a painting by L. R. Lloyd of a high level bombing attack from info relayed by the ship's crew.
(Click on it to see the full image )
My Father, William Ringleib Jr., served on the USS Terror from 1944 to 1946 as an Electrician in the Engineering E Division. He was injured during the kamikaze attack on the USS Terror on May 1st, 1945. This site is a collection of information and pictures he has from his time in the service and from others who have added to the collection. This site is to preserve the memory of the brave men who served on the USS Terror and particularly for those who made the ultimate sacrifice of their life to preserve our freedom. Thanks to all.
William Ringleib 9/18/1944
William Joseph Ringleib Jr. 1925 - 2004
On Sunday March 21st, 2004, my father, William Joseph Ringleib, passed away after a long fight with cancer. He died peacefully with thoughts of his friends, family and his shipmates from the USS Terror in our last conversations. He had very strong connections to those who served with him on the USS Terror and I would be glad to receive any thoughts of him that anyone may feel they would like to share. I plan on continuing to maintain this site in his memory and for all his shipmates, living and deceased, so that they may not be easily forgotten.
This is a painting by crewman Ed Wolfe which is hanging in an Armed Forces Museum in San Diego, CA (Click on it to see the full image and note that "Error" is on the Bow)
USS Terror Web Site WebMaster: Colin Ringleib
Site Last Updated: Sunday, December 24, 2006