USS Hilary P. Jones (DD 427)
Destroyer of the Benson / Gleaves class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Benson / Gleaves|
|Built by||Charleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||16 May 1938|
|Launched||14 Dec 1939|
|Commissioned||7 Sep 1940|
|End service||6 Feb 1947|
Decommissioned 6 February 1947.
Commands listed for USS Hilary P. Jones (DD 427)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Sherman Rockwell Clark, USN||6 Sep 1940||2 Feb 1942|
|2||Lt. Byron Lawrence Gurnette, USN||2 Feb 1942||26 Mar 1942|
|3||T/Cdr. Sherman Rockwell Clark, USN||26 Mar 1942||18 Apr 1942|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Robert Beaman Ellis, USN||18 Apr 1942||12 Sep 1943|
|5||T/Lt.Cdr. Frederick Max Stiesberg, USN||12 Sep 1943||15 Dec 1944|
|6||T/Cdr. Thaddeus Johnson van Metre, USN||15 Dec 1944||15 Mar 1946 (1)|
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Notable events involving Hilary P. Jones include:
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)
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.
- ADM 173/17252
- ADM 173/17216
- ADM 173/17813
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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