Allied Warships

USS Hayter (DE 212)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 212 
Built byCharleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Jun 1942 
Laid down11 Aug 1943 
Launched11 Nov 1943 
Commissioned16 Mar 1944 
End service19 Mar 1946 

Converted to High Speed Transport and reclassified as APD-80 on 1 June 1945.
Decommissioned 19 March 1946.
Stricken 1 December 1966.
Transferred to South Korea 23 July 1967 being renamed Jon Nam.
Jon Nam was stricken and scrapped in 1986.


Commands listed for USS Hayter (DE 212)

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1Harold John Theriault, USNR16 Mar 1944Dec 1944
2Frederick Huey, USNRDec 194417 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Hayter include:

16 Jan 1945
German U-boat U-248 was sunk in the North Atlantic in position 47°43'N, 26°37'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Hayter, USS Otter, USS Varian and USS Hubbard.

Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

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