Allied Warships

USS Hovey (DMS 11)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDMS 11 
ModHigh speed minesweeper 
Built byWilliam Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down7 Sep 1918 
Launched26 Apr 1919 
Commissioned2 Oct 1919 
Lost6 Jan 1945 
Loss position16° 20'N, 120° 10'E

Decommissioned on 1 February 1923
Recommissioned on 20 February 1930
Reclassified as high speed minesweeper DMS-11 on 19 November 1940
Sunk by Japanese aircraft in Lingayen Gulf in position 16º20'N, 120º10'E there were 24 casualties among her crew


Commands listed for USS Hovey (DMS 11)

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1Lt.Cdr. Rufus Edwards Rose, USN18 Apr 193915 Jan 1940
2John Edwards Florance, USN15 Jan 194016 Dec 1941
3Lt. Wilton Stewart Heald, USN16 Dec 194121 Sep 1942
4T/Lt.Cdr. Edwin Anderson McDonald, USN21 Sep 194224 Jan 1944
5Asa Allan Clark, III, USN24 Jan 194422 Dec 1944 (1)
6Lt. Ben(jamin) Nooe Cole, USNR22 Dec 19446 Jan 1945

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