Allied Warships

USS Le Hardy (DE 20)

Destroyer Escort of the Evarts class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassEvarts 
PennantDE 20 
Built byMare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down15 Apr 1942 
Launched21 Nov 1942 
Commissioned15 May 1943 
End service25 Oct 1945 
History

Decommissioned 25 October 1945.
Stricken 13 November 1945.
Sold 26 December 1946 and broken up in 1947.

 

Commands listed for USS Le Hardy (DE 20)

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CommanderFromTo
1Jack Hamilton Prause, USN15 May 194330 Jan 1944
2Volney Hamilton Craig, Jr., USNR30 Jan 1944Jun 1944
3Edward Lewis Holtz, USNRJun 19448 Nov 1944
4John W Dayton, Jr., USNR8 Nov 194420 Jun 1945
5Oliver William Park, USNR20 Jun 194525 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).

16 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).

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).

10 May 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Whitman (Lt. E.A. Sandor, USNR) and USS Le Hardy (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Dayton, Jr., USNR).

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