Allied Warships

USS Hyman (DD 732)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 732 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down22 Nov 1943 
Launched8 Apr 1944 
Commissioned16 Jun 1944 
End service14 Nov 1969 

Decommissioned and stricken on 14 November 1969.
Sold 13 October 1970 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Hyman (DD 732)

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1Lt.Cdr. Rollo Neil Norgaard, USN16 Jun 194422 May 1945
2T/Cdr. James Louis Foley, USN22 May 19455 Jun 1946

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Notable events involving Hyman include:

12 Oct 1944
USS Hyman arrived at Pearl Harbor.

26 Jan 1945
USS Hyman departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Saipan (through Eniwetok). In mid-February she participated in the Iwo Jima landings.

2 Mar 1945
USS Hyman departed from the Iwo Jima area bound for Leyte, Philippines.

26 Mar 1945
USS Hyman departed from Leyte, Philippines to participate in the Okinawa landings.

6 Apr 1945
While operating of Okinawa USS Hyman (Cmdr Rollo Niel Norgaard) is damaged by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft in position 26°45'N, 27°42'E. 10 men were killed and over 40 men were wounded.

7 Apr 1945
The damaged USS Hyman receives emergency repairs at Kerama Retto.

18 Apr 1945
USS Hyman arrived at Saipan.

16 May 1945
USS Hyman arrived at the Mare Island Navy Yard for full repairs and overhaul.

26 Jul 1945
USS Hyman had her repairs at Mare Island Navy Yard completed.

15 Aug 1945
USS Hyman arrived at Pearl Harbor.

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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