Allied Warships

USS Hutchins (DD 476)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassFletcher 
PennantDD 476 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered28 Jun 1940 
Laid down27 Sep 1941 
Launched20 Feb 1942 
Commissioned17 Nov 1942 
End service30 Nov 1945 
History

Badly damaged off Okinawa by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft on 27 April 1945.
Decommissioned 30 November 1945.
Stricken 19 December 1945.
Sold 10 January 1948 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Hutchins (DD 476)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Edwin Warren Herron, USN17 Nov 194211 Feb 1944
2Lt.Cdr. Caleb Barrett Laning, USN11 Feb 194419 Dec 1944
3Albert Royal Olsen, USN19 Dec 194430 Nov 1945

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