Allied Warships

USS Hilary P. Jones (DD 427)

Destroyer of the Benson / Gleaves class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassBenson / Gleaves 
PennantDD 427 
Built byCharleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down16 May 1938 
Launched14 Dec 1939 
Commissioned7 Sep 1940 
End service6 Feb 1947 
History

Decommissioned 6 February 1947.
Transferred to Taiwan 26 February 1954 and renamed Han Yang.
Han Yang was stricken 1 November 1974 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Hilary P. Jones (DD 427)

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CommanderFromTo
1Sherman Rockwell Clark, USN6 Sep 19402 Feb 1942
2Lt. Byron Lawrence Gurnette, USN2 Feb 194226 Mar 1942
3Lcmdr Sherman Rockwell Clark, USN26 Mar 194218 Apr 1942
4Robert Beaman Ellis, USN18 Apr 194212 Sep 1943
5Frederick Max Stiesberg, USN12 Sep 194315 Dec 1944
6Thaddeus Johnson van Metre, USN15 Dec 194415 Mar 1946 (1)

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Notable events involving Hilary P. Jones include:


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)

11 Feb 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. I.S. McIntosh, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Campbell, USS Lansdale and USS Hilary P. Jones. (4)

17 May 1944
German U-boat U-616 was sunk on 17 May 1944 in the Mediterranean Sea north-west of Ténès, Algeria, in position 36°46'N, 00°52'E, by depth charges from the US destroyers USS Nields, USS Gleaves, USS Ellyson, USS Macomb, USS Hambleton, USS Rodman, USS Emmons and USS Hilary P. Jones and by depth charges from a British Wellington aircraft (36 Sqn RAF/K) on 15 May.

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/05/427.htm
  2. ADM 173/17252
  3. ADM 173/17216
  4. ADM 173/17813

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


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