Allied Warships

USS Hudson (DD 475)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 475 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered28 Jun 1940 
Laid down20 Feb 1942 
Launched3 Jun 1942 
Commissioned13 Apr 1943 
End service31 May 1946 

Decommissioned 31 May 1946.
Stricken 1 December 1972.
Sold for scrap on 27 November 1973.


Commands listed for USS Hudson (DD 475)

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1T/Cdr. William Renwick Smedberg, 3rd, USN13 Apr 194323 Dec 1943
2T/Lt.Cdr. Richard Rockwell Pratt, USN23 Dec 19438 Aug 1945
3Lt Cdr Raphael Andrew Zoeller, USN8 Aug 194531 May 1946

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Notable events involving Hudson include:

15 Jul 1943
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) conducted a full power trial off New York. During this trial run she was escorted by USS Stevens (Cdr. F.H. Ball, USN), USS Hudson (Cdr. W.R. Smedberg III, USN) and USS Ringgold (Cdr. T.F. Conley, Jr., USN).

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

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