Allied Warships

USS Charles F. Hughes (DD 428)

Destroyer of the Benson / Gleaves class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassBenson / Gleaves 
PennantDD 428 
Built byPuget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down3 Jan 1938 
Launched16 May 1940 
Commissioned5 Sep 1940 
End service18 Mar 1946 
History

Decommissioned 18 March 1946.
Stricken 1 June 1 1969.
Sunk as target off Virginia 26 March 1969.

 

Commands listed for USS Charles F. Hughes (DD 428)

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CommanderFromTo
1George Lawrence Menocal, USN6 Sep 194026 May 1942
2Lt.Cdr. Bennett Smith Copping, USN26 May 194229 Sep 1943
3J C Gillespie Wilson, USN29 Sep 194324 Dec 1944 (1)
4John Shannon, USN24 Dec 194418 Mar 1946 (1)

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Notable events involving Charles F. Hughes include:


5 Jul 1941
USS Charles F. Hughes picks up 13 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Vigrid that was torpedoed and sunk on 24 June 1941 about 400 miles southeast of Cape Farewell in position 54°30'N, 41°30'W by German U-boat U-371.

10 Oct 1941
USS Charles F. Hughes picks up 7 survivors from the British merchant Hatasu that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-431 in the North Atlantic about 600 miles east of Cape Race in position 54°16'N, 26°36'W.

20 Aug 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxburgh, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Plunkett, USS Hilary P. Jones, USS Charles F. Hughes and USS Madison. (2)

21 Aug 1942
During 21/22 August 1942 HMS H 32 (Lt. J.R. Drummond, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Madison, USS Lansdale, USS Hilary P. Jones, USS Charles F. Hughes and USS Plunkett. These also included night exercises. (3)

21 Aug 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxburgh, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Plunkett, USS Hilary P. Jones, USS Charles F. Hughes and USS Lansdale. (2)

8 Apr 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. G.S.C Clarabut, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Madison, USS Lansdale, USS Charles F. Hughes, USS Babbitt and USS Upshur. (4)

28 Jul 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Madison, USS Lansdale and USS Charles F. Hughes. (5)

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman


United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

Sources

  1. http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/428.htm
  2. ADM 173/17252
  3. ADM 173/17216
  4. ADM 173/17827
  5. ADM 173/17772

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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