USS Hobson (DD 464)
Destroyer of the Bristol class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Charleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||12 Jun 1940|
|Laid down||14 Nov 1940|
|Launched||8 Sep 1941|
|Commissioned||22 Jan 1942|
|Lost||26 Apr 1952|
Converted to High Speed Minesweeper DMS-26 on 15 November 1944.
Commands listed for USS Hobson (DD 464)
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|1||Cdr. Robert Norton McFarlane, USN||22 Jan 1942||15 Jun 1942|
|2||Lt. Kenneth Loveland, USN||15 Jun 1942||22 Nov 1944|
|3||T/Cdr. Joseph Ignatius Manning, USN||22 Nov 1944||22 Feb 1946|
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Notable events involving Hobson include:
2 Mar 1943
USS Hobson picks up 47 survivors from the British merchant St. Margaret that was torpedoed and sunk on 27 February 1943 southeast of Bermuda in position 27°38'N, 43°23'W by German U-boat U-66.
2 Sep 1943
HMS Tantivy (Cdr. M.G. Rimington, DSO, RN) conducted attack exercises at/off Scapa Flow with USS Ranger (Capt. G. Rowe, USN) that was escorted by USS Forrest (T/Cdr. K.P. Letts, USN), USS Hobson (Lt.Cdr. K. Loveland, USN) and USS Corry (T/Cdr. L.B. Ensey, USN). (1)
3 Sep 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with ORP Orkan (Cdr. S. Hryniewiecki, ORP), USS Isherwood (Cdr. R.E. Gadrow, USN) and USS Hobson (Lt.Cdr. K. Loveland, USN).
Later she departed Scapa Flow for Lerwick escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR). (2)
26 Oct 1943
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Ashanti (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Barnes, RN), USS Hobson (Lt.Cdr. K. Loveland, USN) and later with HMS Termagent (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Scatchard, DSC, RN). (3)
13 Mar 1944
German U-boat U-575 was sunk in the north Atlantic north of the Azores, in position 46°18'N, 27°34'W, by depth charges from the Canadian frigate HMCS Prince Rupert, the US destroyer USS Hobson the US destroyer escort USS Haverfield and by depth charges from a British Wellington and Fortress aircraft (Sqdn. 172/B and 206/R and 220/J) and Avenger aircraft of the US escort carrier USS Bogue.
- ADM 173/18199
- File 2.12.03.6398 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/18313
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.