USS Johnnie Hutchins (DE 360)
Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||John C. Butler|
|Built by||Consolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||6 Mar 1944|
|Launched||2 May 1944|
|Commissioned||28 Aug 1944|
|End service||25 Feb 1958|
USS Johnnie Hutchins was named after Johnnie who was killed in action aboard USS LST 473 in the southwest Pacific on 4 September 1943 during the assault on Lae, New Guinea. More on this can be found at this website (offsite link).
Decommissioned 14 May 1946.
Commands listed for USS Johnnie Hutchins (DE 360)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Hugh Mcleod Godsey, USNR||28 Aug 1944||Jan 1946|
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Notable events involving Johnnie Hutchins include:
At Subic Bay she was refitted by USS Howard W. Gilmore and a relief crew of Submarine Division 222.
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