Allied Warships

USS Hugh W. Hadley (DD 774)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 774 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (San Pedro, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down6 Feb 1944 
Launched16 Jul 1944 
Commissioned25 Nov 1944 
End serviceDec 1945 
History

Heavily damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft 11 May 1945 while off Okinawa.
Decommissioned in December 1945.
Stricken 8 January 1946.
Sold 2 September 1947 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Hugh W. Hadley (DD 774)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cmdr Leonard Cornelius Chamberlin, USN25 Nov 194413 Jan 1945
2Cdr. Baron Joseph Mullaney, USN13 Jan 194519 Jun 1945
3Cdr. Roy Arthur Newton, USN19 Jun 194510 Nov 1945
4Lcmdr Robert Marvin Brownlee, USN10 Nov 194515 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Hugh W. Hadley include:


23 Dec 1944
USS Hugh W. Hadley (Cmdr Leonard Cornelius Chamberlin) arrived at San Diego to begin her shakedown training.

21 Feb 1945
USS Hugh W. Hadley (Cdr. Baron Joseph Mullaney) departed from San Diego bound for Pearl Harbor.

27 Feb 1945
USS Hugh W. Hadley (Cdr. B.J. Mullaney) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

7 Mar 1945
USS Hugh W. Hadley (Cdr. B.J. Mullaney) departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Ulithi.

19 Mar 1945
USS Hugh W. Hadley (Cdr. B.J. Mullaney) arrived at Ulithi.

25 Mar 1945
USS Hugh W. Hadley (Cdr. B.J. Mullaney) departed from Ulithi as escort for a large convoy of landing ships that were to support the Okinawa landings.

4 Apr 1945
USS Hugh W. Hadley (Cdr. B.J. Mullaney) departed from the Okinawa area with a convoy bound for Saipan.

14 Apr 1945
USS Hugh W. Hadley (Cdr. B.J. Mullaney) arrived at Saipan.

20 Apr 1945
USS Hugh W. Hadley (Cdr. B.J. Mullaney) departed from Saipan to return to the Okinawa area.

27 Apr 1945
USS Hugh W. Hadley (Cdr. B.J. Mullaney) arrived back in the Okinawa area.

11 May 1945
While on radar picked duty of Okinawa USS Hugh W. Hadley (Cdr. Baron Joseph Mullaney) is heavily damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft in position 26°59'N, 127°32'E. The damaged destroyer was towed to the Le Shima anchorage. The Commanding officer was wounded.

14 May 1945
The heavily damaged USS Hugh W. Hadley (Cdr. B.J. Mullaney) is towed to Kerama Retto to be put into a floating dry dock for emergency repairs.

15 Jul 1945
The floating dry dock with USS Hugh W. Hadley (Cmdr Roy A. Newton) is towed from Kerama Retto to Buckner Bay, Okinawa.

29 Jul 1945
USS Hugh W. Hadley (Cdr. R.A. Newton) is towed away from Buckner Bay to the US east coast to be fully repaired.

26 Sep 1945
USS Hugh W. Hadley (Cdr. R.A. Newton) finally arrived at the Hunters Point Navy Yard at San Francisco.

Media links


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U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman


United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

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