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.



Reunion 2011

 The 2011 Reunion was held in San Antonio, Texas on May 4-8th 2011.

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New Book on the USS Terror

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


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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) Get Acrobat Reader


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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 )


The story of the USS Terror

Pictures (updated 2004)

Crew Info (updated 2010)

Kamikaze Attack

Reunions (updated 9/09)

Allie Ryan's Newsletters

 (updated 2004)

Personal Stories ( updated 2004)
E-Mail Directory (updated 2004)

GuestBook - Sign in and see what others have said. (last updated 2004)

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View what Others have Written

Commanding Officers
Comments or Suggestions and Registrations

Summary of Site Updates

Other Links related to the USS Terror (updated 8/4/99)

Play full version of "Anchors Aweigh"

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.

                                                                                      Colin Ringleib

William Ringleib 9/18/1944

In Memoriam

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.

Colin Ringleib

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)


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 Site Last Updated: Sunday, December 24, 2006

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