Allied Warships

USS Hubbard (DE 211)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 211 
Built byCharleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Jun 1942 
Laid down11 Aug 1943 
Launched11 Nov 1943 
Commissioned6 Mar 1944 
End service15 Mar 1946 

Converted to High Speed Transport and reclassified as APD-53 on 1 June 1945.
Decommissioned 15 March 1946.
Stricken 1 May 1966.
Sold 1 July 1968 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Hubbard (DE 211)

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1T/Cdr. Louis Christopher Mabley, USNR6 Mar 194411 May 1945
2Frederick Bates Korsmeyer, USNR11 May 1945

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Notable events involving Hubbard include:

16 Jan 1945
German U-boat U-248 was sunk in the North Atlantic in position 47°43'N, 26°37'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Hayter, USS Otter, USS Varian and USS Hubbard.

24 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-546 was sunk north-west of the Azores, in position 43°53'N, 40°07'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Flaherty, USS Neunzer, USS Chatelain, USS Varian, USS Hubbard, USS Janssen, USS Pillsbury and USS Keith.

Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

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