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U.S.S. HUGHES

(DD-410)

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DD-410 USS Hughes

USS Hughes was built at Bath, Maine and was a 1570-ton Sims class destroyer. Hughes was commissioned in September 1939. She was stationed in the Atlantic initially, and was used for training operations and Neutrality Patrols until late 1941 when she was put to work on convoy escort duties. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, USS Hughes was sent to the Pacific where she served with Yorktown through the beginning of 1942.

In August of that year, Hughes began working with Hornet and Enterprise, sent to aid in WWII efforts in the Pacific. In October, she took part in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands and then went on to help with the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal in November of 1942. In early 1943, USS Hughes left the Pacific and was sent to the Aleutian Islands where she took part in Kiska Island bombardments in July of that year.

USS Hughes was sent to serve with escort carriers in early 1944, helping with the Marshall Islands and New Guinea assaults until October when she helped in the Leyte campaign. She was damaged in December 1944, repaired and sent back to work until July 1946. A month later, she was decommissioned and then sunk in October of 1948 as a target.

DD-410 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
SEP 1937 - Keel Date: 15 SEP 1937
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
JUN 1939 - Launch Date: 17 JUN 1939
SEP 1939 - Commissioned: 21 SEP 1939
MAR 1941 - JAN 1945 North Atlantic
JAN 1942 - Shellback Initiation - 14 JAN 1942 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1946 - Decommissioned: 28 AUG 1946

DD-410 General Specifications

Class: Sims-class destroyer

Complement: 10 Officers and 182 Enlisted

Displacement: 1570 tons

Length: 348 feet

Beam: 36 feet 1 inches

Draft: 13 feet 4.5 in

Range: 3 660 nautical miles

Final Disposition: Sunk as target on 16 October 1948