Allied Warships

USS Johnnie Hutchins (DE 360)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 360 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down6 Mar 1944 
Launched2 May 1944 
Commissioned28 Aug 1944 
End service25 Feb 1958 
History

USS Johnnie Hutchins was named after Johnnie who was killed in action aboard USS LST 473 in the southwest Pacific on 4 September 1943 during the assault on Lae, New Guinea. More on this can be found at this website (offsite link).

Decommissioned 14 May 1946.
Recommissioned 23 June 1950.
Decommissioned 25 February 1958.
Stricken 1 July 1972.
Sold 5 February 1974 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Johnnie Hutchins (DE 360)

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CommanderFromTo
1Hugh Mcleod Godsey, USNR28 Aug 1944Jan 1946

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Notable events involving Johnnie Hutchins include:


8 Jul 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) ended her 1st war patrol at Subic Bay, Philippines. She was escorted in by USS Johnnie Hutchins (Lt.Cdr. H.M. Godsey, USNR).

At Subic Bay she was refitted by USS Howard W. Gilmore and a relief crew of Submarine Division 222.

20 Jul 1945
USS Blueback (Cdr. M.K. Clementson, USN) ended her 3rd war patrol at Subic Bay, Philippines. She was escorted in by USS Johnnie Hutchins (Lt.Cdr. H.M. Godsey, USNR).

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