Allied Warships

USS Hodges (DE 231)

Destroyer Escort of the Rudderow class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 231 
Built byCharleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.) 
Laid down9 Sep 1943 
Launched9 Dec 1943 
Commissioned27 May 1944 
End service22 Jun 1946 

Decommissioned 22 June 1946.
Stricken 1 December 1972.
Sold 12 September 1973 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Hodges (DE 231)

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1Lcmdr Victor Bonnar Staadecker, USNR27 May 194426 Sep 1944
2Lcmdr John A Gorham, USNR26 Sep 1944Jan 1946

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Notable events involving Hodges include:

27 Mar 1945
USS Blenny (Cdr. W.H. Hazzard, USN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Subic Bay, Philippines. She was escorted in by USS Hodges (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Gorham, USNR).

At Subic Bay she was refitted by by a relief crew from Submarine Division 262 and USS Anthedon.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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