USS Hutchinson (PF-45)
Frigate of the Tacoma class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Consolidated Steel Corp. (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||8 Dec 1942|
|Laid down||28 Jul 1943|
|Launched||27 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||3 Feb 1944|
|End service||15 Apr 1946|
Decommissioned 15 April 1946.
Commands listed for USS Hutchinson (PF-45)
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|1||Carl Henry Stober, USCGR||3 Feb 1944||17 Oct 1944 (1)|
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Notable events involving Hutchinson include:
12 Jan 1945
HMS Spiteful (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Sherwood, DSC, RCNVR) departed Fremantle for her 7th war patrol (6th in the Far East and 3rd in the South-West Pacific area). She was ordered to patrol off Singapore. She was also to perform air/sea rescue duties in that area. Before proceeding on patrol she conducted exercises together with HMS Spark (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) and HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN). Practice attacks were made on HMAS Dubbo (T/Lt. F.W. Roberts, RANR(S)), HMAS Inverell (Lt. A.I. Chapman, RANR(S)), HMAS Warrnambool (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) E.J.B. Wight, RAN) and USS Hutchinson.
For the daily positions of HMS Spiteful during this patrol see the map below.
- ADM 199/1870
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.