Allied Warships

USS Hank (DD 702)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 702 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down17 Jan 1944 
Launched21 May 1944 
Commissioned28 Aug 1944 
End service1 Jul 1972 
History

Decommissioned and stricken 1 July 1972.
Transferred to Argentina 1 July 1972 being renamed Segui.
Segui was stricken and broken up for scrap in 1983.

 

Commands listed for USS Hank (DD 702)

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1T/Cdr. George Mitchell Chambers, USN28 Aug 194410 Oct 1945 (1)

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Notable events involving Hank include:


6 Dec 1944
USS Hank arrived at Pearl Harbor.

28 Dec 1944
USS Hank arrived at Ulithi.

30 Dec 1944
USS Hank departed from Ulithi with TF 38.

26 Jan 1945
USS Hank returns to Ulithi.

10 Feb 1945
USS Hank departed from Ulithi with TF 58.

4 Mar 1945
USS Hank returns to Ulithi.

14 Mar 1945
USS Hank departed from Ulithi again with TF 58.

11 Apr 1945
While supporting the Okinawa landings USS Hank is lightly damaged by a Japanese aircraft in position 27°00'N, 130°00'E. She returns to Ulithi to make repairs.

1 May 1945
With her repairs completed USS Hank rejoins TF 58 off Okinawa.

1 Jun 1945
USS Hank arrived at San Pedro Bay, Philippines.

1 Jul 1945
USS Hank departed from San Pedro Bay, Philippines with TF 38.

10 Sep 1945
USS Hank enters Tokyo Bay.

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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