USS Le Hardy (DE 20)
Destroyer Escort of the Evarts class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Mare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||15 Apr 1942|
|Launched||21 Nov 1942|
|Commissioned||15 May 1943|
|End service||25 Oct 1945|
Decommissioned 25 October 1945.
Commands listed for USS Le Hardy (DE 20)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||Jack Hamilton Prause, USN||15 May 1943||30 Jan 1944|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Volney Hamilton Craig, Jr., USNR||30 Jan 1944||Jun 1944|
|3||Edward Lewis Holtz, USNR||Jun 1944||8 Nov 1944|
|4||Lt. John W. Dayton, Jr., USNR||8 Nov 1944||20 Jun 1945|
|5||Oliver William Park, USNR||20 Jun 1945||25 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Le Hardy include:
4 Jul 1944
USS Billfish (Cdr. V.C. Turner, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Le Hardy (Lt.Cdr. E.L. Holtz, USNR), USS Charles R. Greer (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Denton, USNR), USS Lyman (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Wilson, USNR), USS Greenling (Cdr. J.D. Gerwick, USN) and USS Sailfish (Cdr. R.E.M. Ward, USN).
17 Sep 1944
USS Blackfin (Cdr. G.H. Laird, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Le Hardy (Lt.Cdr. E.L. Holtz, USNR), USS Allen (Lt. J.A. Rowe, USNR) and USS Blackfish (Cdr. R.F. Sellars, USN).
19 Sep 1944
USS Seadragon (Cdr. J.H. Ashley, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Le Hardy (Lt.Cdr. E.L. Holtz, USNR), USS Tisdale (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Hatfield, USNR) and USS Blackfish (Cdr. R.F. Sellars, USN).
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