Allied Warships

USS Hopping (DE 155)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 155 
Built byNorfolk Navy Yard (Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down15 Dec 1942 
Launched9 Mar 1943 
Commissioned21 May 1943 
End service5 May 1947 

Converted to High Speed Transport and reclassified as APD-51 on 7 September 1944.
Decommissioned 5 May 1947.
Stricken 1 September 1964.
Sold 15 August 1966 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Hopping (DE 155)

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1T/Cdr. Frank Daniel Giambattista, USN21 May 194310 Oct 1943
2Louis Frederic Lautrel, Jr., USNR10 Oct 194316 Aug 1944
3William Jerrold Mcnulty, USNR16 Aug 19441 Oct 1946

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Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

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