Allied Warships

USS Hart (DD 594)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 594 
Built byPuget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down10 Aug 1943 
Launched25 Sep 1944 
Commissioned4 Nov 1944 
End service31 May 1946 

Decommissioned 31 May 1946.
Stricken 15 April 1973.
Sold 3 December 1973 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Hart (DD 594)

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1T/Cdr. Walter Dan Coleman, USN21 Mar 194431 May 1946 (1)

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Notable events involving Hart include:

27 Jun 1945
In the morning HrMs Tromp (A/Capt. F. Stam, RNN) bombarded Japanese shore guns off Balikpapan.

Later that day Tromp joined Task Force 74.1 which was made up of the Australian heavy cruiser HMAS Shropshire (Capt. C.A.G. Nichols, MVO, DSO, RN), the Australian light cruiser HMAS Hobart (Capt. R.S. Dowling, RAN), the Australian destroyer HMAS Arunta (Cdr. A.E. Buchanan, DSO, RAN) and the US destroyers USS Hart (Cdr. W.D. Coleman, USN) and USS Metcalf (Cdr. D.L. Martineau, 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. Files and (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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