Allied Warships

USS Hopewell (i) (DD 181)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

USS Hopewell as completed

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 181 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Laid down19 Jan 1918 
Launched8 Jun 1918 
Commissioned22 Mar 1919 
End service23 Sep 1940 

Decommissioned on 17 July 1922
Recommissioned on 17 June 1940 and transferred to the Royal Navy on 23 September 1940.

Career notesto Britain as HMS Bath (I 17)

Commands listed for USS Hopewell (i) (DD 181)

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1Lt.Cdr. George Lawrence Purmont, USN17 Jun 194023 Sep 1940

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Whitley, M. J.

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Friedman, Norman

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