Allied Warships

USS Hobby (DD 610)

Destroyer of the Bristol class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 610 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered16 Dec 1940 
Laid down30 Jun 1941 
Launched4 Jun 1942 
Commissioned18 Nov 1942 
End service1 Feb 1946 

Decommissioned 1 February 1946.
Stricken 1 July 1971.
Sunk as a target off the coast of South Carolina 28 June 1972.


Commands listed for USS Hobby (DD 610)

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1T/Cdr. Ernest Blake, USN18 Nov 194224 Oct 1943
2T/Cdr. George Washington Pressey, USN24 Oct 194329 Jan 1945
3T/Lt.Cdr. Charles O Neal Akers, USN29 Jan 19451 Feb 1946

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Notable events involving Hobby include:

31 May 1943
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) departed Gravesend Bay for Casco Bay, Maine. She was escorted by USS Hobby (Cdr. E. Blake, USN), USS Kalk (Cdr. C.T. Singleton, Jr., USN) and USS Gillespie (Cdr. C.C. Clement, USN).

2 Jan 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) departed Hampton Roads, Virginia for the Panama Canal Zone. Iowa is proceed to the Pacific.

Passage was made together with sister ship USS New Jersey (Capt. C.F. Holden, USN). The battleships were escorted by ComDesDiv 38; USS Welles (Cdr. D.M. Coffee, USN), USS Gillespie (Cdr. J.S. Fahy, USN), USS Hobby (Cdr. G.W. Pressy, USN) and USS Kalk (Lt.Cdr. H.D. Fuller, USN).

For the daily positions of USS Iowa during this passage see the map below.

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

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