USS Charles F. Hughes (DD 428)
Destroyer of the Benson / Gleaves class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Benson / Gleaves|
|Built by||Puget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||3 Jan 1938|
|Launched||16 May 1940|
|Commissioned||5 Sep 1940|
|End service||18 Mar 1946|
Decommissioned 18 March 1946.
Commands listed for USS Charles F. Hughes (DD 428)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. George Lawrence Menocal, USN||6 Sep 1940||26 May 1942|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Bennett Smith Copping, USN||26 May 1942||29 Sep 1943|
|3||T/Lt.Cdr. J C Gillespie Wilson, USN||29 Sep 1943||24 Dec 1944 (1)|
|4||T/Cdr. John Shannon, USN||24 Dec 1944||18 Mar 1946 (1)|
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Notable events involving Charles F. Hughes include:
5 Jul 1941
USS Charles F. Hughes picks up 13 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Vigrid that was torpedoed and sunk on 24 June 1941 about 400 miles southeast of Cape Farewell in position 54°30'N, 41°30'W by German U-boat U-371.
10 Oct 1941
USS Charles F. Hughes picks up 7 survivors from the British merchant Hatasu that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-431 in the North Atlantic about 600 miles east of Cape Race in position 54°16'N, 26°36'W.
21 Aug 1942
During 21/22 August 1942 HMS H 32 (Lt. J.R. Drummond, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Madison, USS Lansdale, USS Hilary P. Jones, USS Charles F. Hughes and USS Plunkett. These also included night exercises. (3)
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 Charles F. Hughes (T/Cdr. B.S. Copping, USN). (6)
- ADM 173/17252
- ADM 173/17216
- ADM 173/17827
- ADM 173/17772
- ADM 173/17926
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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