USS Hudson (DD 475)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Boston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||28 Jun 1940|
|Laid down||20 Feb 1942|
|Launched||3 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||13 Apr 1943|
|End service||31 May 1946|
Decommissioned 31 May 1946.
Commands listed for USS Hudson (DD 475)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. William Renwick Smedberg III, USN||13 Apr 1943||23 Dec 1943|
|2||Cdr. Richard Rockwell Pratt, USN||23 Dec 1943||8 Aug 1945|
|3||Lt Cdr Raphael Andrew Zoeller, USN||8 Aug 1945||31 May 1946|
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Notable events involving Hudson include:
15 Jul 1943
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) conducted a full power trial off New York. During this trial run she was escorted by USS Stevens (Cdr. F.H. Ball, USN), USS Hudson (Cdr. W.R. Smedberg III, USN) and USS Ringgold (Cdr. T.F. Conley, Jr., USN).