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USS HOEL (DDG-13)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NNYX

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - LOCOMOTIVE

CLASS - CHARLES F. ADAMS As Built.
Displacement 4526 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 437' (oa) x 47' x 15' (Max)
Armament 2 x 5"/54 RF (2x1), Tartar SAM (1x2 Mk 11) ASROC ASW (1x8), 6 x 12.75" Mk 32 ASW TT (2x3).
Machinery, 70,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 33 Knots, Range 4500 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 333-350.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Defoe Shipbuilding, Bay City Mich. on August 3 1959.
Launched August 4 1960 and commissioned June 16 1962.
Decommissioned October 1 1990.
Stricken November 20 1992.
Fate Sold June 20 1994, converted into power barge.

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Hoel 90kWilliam R. Hoel was born in Ohio on 7 March 1825. A steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River, he joined the Navy in October 1861 and played a very important role on the Western Rivers during the rest of the Civil War. Wounded in action on board the ironclad gunboat Cincinnati during the battle of Fort Henry on 6 February 1862, he recovered in time to pilot USS Carondelet past the Confederate fortress on Island Number Ten some two months later. In May 1862, Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Hoel took command of the Cincinnati while she was under salvage and repair. In October of that year he became Commanding Officer of sister gunboat Pittsburg, taking her through operations in the vicinity of Vicksburg, Mississippi. On 29 April 1863, he courageously used his ship to protect the flagship Benton when that vessel was endangered by enemy fire during the bombardment of Grand Gulf, Mississippi. In March-July 1865, Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Commander Hoel commanded the ram Vindicator. He left the Navy in December 1865.NHC
Hoel 101kUndated, location unkown.-
Hoel 84kUndated, location unkown.Dave Oliveria
Hoel 131kUndated, location unkown.-
Hoel 288kUndated, location unkown.Don Smith
Hoel 48kUndated, location unkown.Joe Barbaritz
Hoel 57kUndated postcard Copyright © Marine Photos, San Diego, CA.Mike Smolinski
Hoel 68kUndated postcard Copyright © Marine Photos, San Diego, CA.Mike Smolinski
Hoel 185kUndated, location unkown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Hoel 133kUndated, location unkown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Hoel 95kUndated, location unkown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Hoel 137kUndated, location unkown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Hoel 263kReady for launching at Defoe Shipbuilding Company in Bay City, Michigan, August 4 1960.Dale Hargrave
Hoel 207kThe Christening at Defoe Shipbuilding Company in Bay City, Michigan, August 4 1960.Dale Hargrave
Hoel 106kCover of the Commissioning pamphlet.Dale Hargrave
Hoel 100kBoston Naval Shipyard, June, 1962.© Richard Leonhardt
Hoel 76kIn Japan circa early 1960's.Marc Piché
Hoel 56kOff the coast of Vietnam, August 1965.Bryce Wellnitz, QMCS (Ret.)
Hoel 40kSan Francisco July 1970.Marc Piché
Hoel 103kFrom the USS Passumpsic, AO-107 somtime in 1973 off the coast of Vietnam.Ralph Turner
Hoel 24kSydney, Australia late 1970s.Marc Piché
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Hoel coming alongside the USS Wabash (AOR-5) as seen from USS Leftwich (DD-984) in 1980.
ENCS(SW) Reinhardt, USN (Ret.)
Hoel 78kShips of Desron 7, USS Hoel (DDG-13), during the "Tiger Cruise" returning from the 1982-83 WestPac, as viewed from the Decatur (DDG-31.)Lee Noland
Hoel 38kApril 1 1982, Naval Station, Subic Bay, Luzon Philippines, a port bow view of the guided missile destroyer USS Hoel (DDG 13) approaching the US Naval Facility.Fred Weiss
Hoel 129kDN-SN-84-01428. Gunner's Mate Technician Second Class Lee Thompson performs preventative maintenance on the crane post for the Anti-submarine Rocket (ASROC) launcher aboard the guided missile destroyer USS HOEL (DDG-13), June 1 1982.Bill Gonyo
Hoel 54kFremantle, Australia February 1983.Marc Piché
Hoel 59kFremantle, Australia February 1983.Marc Piché
Hoel 179kWellington, New Zealand March 2 1983.Chris Howell
Hoel 173kWellington, New Zealand March 22 1983.Chris Howell
Hoel 34kSan Francisco May 1986.Marc Piché
Hoel 56kNov 1 1987, a port bow view of the guided missile destroyer USS Hoel (DDG-13) underway.Fred Weiss
Hoel 307kDN-SC-92-02885. Pearl Harbor, June 1 1991, four decommissioned Charles F. Adams-class guided-missile destroyers lie tied up in the Middle Loch. The ships are, from front to back: the Cochrane (DDG 21), the Henry B. Wilson (DDG 7), the Joseph Strauss (DDG 16) and the Hoel (DDG 13). U.S. Navy photo by OS2 John Bouvia.Robert M. Cieri
Hoel 216kDN-SC-92-02897. Pearl Harbor, June 1 1991, four decommissioned Charles F. Adams class guided missile destroyers lie at anchor in the Middle Loch. The ships are, from left to right: the Hoel (DDG 13), the Joseph Strauss (DDG 16), the Henry B. Wilson (DDG 7) and the Cochrane (DDG 21). U.S. Navy photo by OS2 John Bouvia.Robert M. Cieri
Hoel 70kPier 50S San Francisco June 1996.Marc Piché
Hoel 41kPier 50S San Francisco June 1996.Marc Piché
Hoel 49kShip's patchMike Smolinski
Hoel 104kShip's bumper sticker.Wolfgang Hechler

USS HOEL DDG-13 History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry
(Located On The hazegray Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Allen Wayne Slifer    Jun 16 1962 - Mar 2 1964
CDR George Paul Pavis    Mar 2 1964 - Oct 29 1965
CDR Thomas Edward Groves    Oct 29 1965 - Oct 25 1967
CDR Richard Kern Fontaine    Oct 25 1967 - Sep 4 1969 (Later RADM)
CDR Paul Allen Asmus    Sep 4 1969 - May 1 1971
CDR Thomas Joseph Bowen    May 1 1971 - Jun 19 1972
CDR Roger Lee Coffey    Jun 19 1972 - Jan 12 1974
CDR Robyn Moore Campbell Jr.    Jan 12 1974 - Dec 12 1975
CDR Milton Jackson Jr.    Dec 12 1975 - Jul 1 1977
CDR John Allison Paine Jr.    Jul 1 1977 - Nov 30 1979
CDR Anthony Brent Oates    Nov 30 1979 - Oct 6 1981
CDR Russell Henry Buckley Jr.    Oct 6 1981 - Sep 7 1983
CDR Brian Walter Young    Sep 7 1983 - Dec 23 1985
CDR Gary Lanar Bier    Dec 23 1985 - Feb 20 1988
CDR Clement H. Ward    Feb 20 1988 - Sep 7 1989
CDR Norman Glenn Berree    Sep 7 1989 - Jul 13 1990
LCDR James Alan Blasko    Jul 13 1990 - Oct 1 1990

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: David Perez
Address: 1013 Topaz Drive, Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: (732)232-1330
E-mail: perez621@msn.com
Next Reunion: October 9-11, 2015 at Baltimore,MD

Note About Contacts.

The contact listed, Was the contact at the time for this ship when located. If another person now is the contact, E-mail me and I will update this entry. These contacts are compiled from various sources over a long period of time and may or may not be correct. Every effort has been made to list the newest contact if more than one contact was found.


Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Hoel Website
Adams Class Veterans Association Website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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