Allied Warships

USS Hunt (ii) (DD 674)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 674 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Jun 1942 
Laid down31 Mar 1943 
Launched1 Aug 1943 
Commissioned22 Sep 1943 
End service30 Dec 1963 

Decommissioned 15 December 1945.
Recommissioned 31 October 1951.
Decommissioned 30 December 1963.
Stricken 1 December 1974.
Sold 14 August 1975 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Hunt (ii) (DD 674)

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1Cdr. Frank Paul Mitchell, Jr., USN22 Sep 19438 Dec 1943
2Lt. William Kittridge Rogers, USN8 Dec 194318 Dec 1943
3Cdr. Halford A Knoertzer, USN18 Dec 194331 Mar 1945
4Frederick Earle McEntire, Jr., USN31 Mar 194515 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Hunt (ii) include:

28 Jul 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) topped off four of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Hickox (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Wesson, USN), USS Dortch (Cdr. R.C. Young, USN), USS Hunt (Cdr. H.A. Knoertzer, USN) and USS Owen (Cdr. R.W. Wood, USN), with fuel.

16 Nov 1944
All ships of the Task Group including USS Iowa (Capt. A.R. McCann, USN) were fuelled by a group of oilers. Iowa herself was fuelled by the USS Neosho (Lt.Cdr. F.P. Parkinson, USNR). Iowa herself refuelled the destroyers USS Hickox (Cdr. J.H. Wesson, USN) and USS Hunt (Cdr. H.A. Knoertzer, USN).

18 Nov 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. A.R. McCann, USN) fuelled the destroyers USS Twining (Cdr. E.K. Wakefield, USN), USS Hunt (Cdr. H.A. Knoertzer, USN), USS Stockham (Cdr. E.P. Holmes, USN) and USS Lewis Hancock (Cdr. W.M. Searles, USN).

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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