USS Hobby (DD 610)
Destroyer of the Bristol class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||16 Dec 1940|
|Laid down||30 Jun 1941|
|Launched||4 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||18 Nov 1942|
|End service||1 Feb 1946|
Decommissioned 1 February 1946.
Commands listed for USS Hobby (DD 610)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||T/Cdr. Ernest Blake, USN||18 Nov 1942||24 Oct 1943|
|2||T/Cdr. George Washington Pressey, USN||24 Oct 1943||29 Jan 1945|
|3||T/Lt.Cdr. Charles O Neal Akers, USN||29 Jan 1945||1 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.
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