Allied Warships

USS Hughes (DD 410)

Destroyer of the Sims class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 410 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Laid down15 Sep 1937 
Launched17 Jun 1939 
Commissioned21 Sep 1939 
End service28 Aug 1946 

Damaged in the atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll in July 1946.
Decommissioned 28 August 1946.
Sunk as target 16 October 1948.
Stricken 26 November 1948.


Commands listed for USS Hughes (DD 410)

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1Lt.Cdr. Donald James Ramsey, USN21 Sep 193923 Dec 1942
2T/Cdr. Herbert Hughes Marable, USN23 Dec 194223 Oct 1943 (1)
3T/Lt.Cdr. Ellis Brooks Rittenhouse, USN23 Oct 194323 Feb 1945 (1)
4Lt.Cdr. John Francis Ducey, Jr., USNR23 Feb 19457 Oct 1945 (1)
5Cdr. David Spencer Bill, Jr., USN7 Oct 194528 Aug 1946 (1)

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Notable events involving Hughes include:

28 Jul 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with USS Broome (Lt. C.S. Arthur, Jr., USN), USS Simpson (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Fahle, USN), HMS Walker (Lt.Cdr. A.N. Rowell, RN), HMS Walker (Lt.Cdr. A.N. Rowell, RN), HMS Highlander (Cdr. E.C.L. Day, RN) and USS Hughes (Lt.Cdr. H.H. Marable, USN). (2)

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


  2. ADM 173/17926

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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