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USS HOGAN (DD-178 / DMS-6 / AG-105)

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Built to a different set of plans (Bethlehem) than the Wickes (Bath) the Little versions were
considered less successful than the Bath designed ships, with few remaining in service past 1936.
Displacement 1,154 Tons, Dimensions, 314' 5" (oa) x 31' 8" x 9' 10" (Max)
Armament 4 x 4"/50, 2 x 1pdr AA (1 x 3"/23AA In Some Ships), 12 x 21" tt..
Machinery, 24,200 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 103.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Union Iron Works, San Francisco on November 25 1918.
Launched April 12 1919 and commissioned October 1 1919.
Decommissioned May 27 1922, Recommissioned August 7 1940.
Reclassified High Speed Minesweeper DMS-6 November 19 1940.
Reclassified Auxiliary AG-105 June 5 1945, Decommissioned October 11 1945.
Stricken November 1 1945.
Fate Sunk as target off San Diego November 8 1945.

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Hogan 196kSeaman Daniel Hogan entered the Navy on board the schooner Revenge at Boston, Mass., in 1811 and transferred to frigate Constitution 18 February 1812. During the War of 1812 he won distinction on board Constitution in an engagement with the British frigate HMS Guerriere. When Constitution's flag was shot away from the main topgallant masthead, Hogan climbed the rigging and lashed the colors to the masthead. In later action the Constitution defeated and destroyed HMS Java off the coast of Brazil on 29 December 1812. Hogan was severely wounded, losing the fingers of both hands. He died 1 September 1818. Image of the battle between Constitution & Java from the original painting by Gordon Grant. Colourpicture Publications, Boston, Mass.Robert M. Cieri
Hogan 98kUndated, location unknown. USS Renshaw (DD-176), USS Chauncey (DD-296), USS Hogan (DD-178) and USS O'Bannon (DD-177).Lynette Jeffres
Hogan 143kUnderway, circa 1919-1921, location unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker/Robert Hurst
Hogan 104kDestroyers at Mare Island Navy Yard, 1919. These ships are from left to right: USS Tarbell (DD-142); USS Thatcher (DD-162); USS Rizal (DD-174); USS Hart (DD-110); USS Hogan (DD-178); USS Gamble (DD-123); USS Ramsay (DD-124) and USS Williams (DD-108). Donation of Rear Admiral Ammen Farenholt, USN (Medical Corps). Photo No NH 42538.Robert Hurst
Hogan 106kDestroyers at the Mare Island Navy Yard, 1919. These ships are (from left to right): USS Tarbell (DD-142); USS Thatcher (DD-162); USS Rizal (DD-174); USS Hart (DD-110); USS Hogan (DD-178); USS Gamble (DD-123); USS Ramsay (DD-124) and USS Williams (DD-108). Donation of Rear Admiral Ammon Fahrenholt, USN (Medical Corps). U.S. Navy Historical Centre photo # NH 42537.Robert Hurst
Hogan 64kDestroyers at San Diego, California, circa December 1919. These ships are, from left to right: USS O'Bannon (Destroyer # 177); USS Sproston (Destroyer # 173); USS Hogan (Destroyer # 178); USS Chauncey (Destroyer # 296); and USS Renshaw (Destroyer # 176). All were members of the 22nd Destroyer Division except Chauncey, which was then the only active member of the 32nd Destroyer Division. Note "Merry Christmas" sign and Christmas tree atop Renshaw's pilothouse. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Hogan 97kCirca 1920, location unknown.Marc Piché
Hogan 120kA panoramic photograph of Officers and Crews of the 22nd Destroyer Division, taken on the ships' foredecks while they were moored in San Diego, California, January 10 1922. Taken by A.O. Tunnell, San Diego. Ships are from left to right: USS Rizal (Destroyer # 174); USS Renshaw (Destroyer # 176); USS O'Bannon (Destroyer # 177); USS Hogan (Destroyer # 178); and USS Mackenzie (Destroyer # 175). Note signalmen making semophore signals from atop the ship's pilothouses. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photo # NH 102784.Robert Hurst
Red Lead Row 195kRed Lead Row, San Diego Destroyer Base, California. Photographed at the end of 1922, with at least 65 destroyers tied up there. Ships present are identified as: (left to right, in the right diagonal row): Stansbury (DD-180); MacKenzie (DD-175); Renshaw (DD-176); Howard (DD-179); Gillis (DD-260); Tingey (DD-272); McLanahan (DD-264); Swasey (DD-273); Morris (DD-271); Bailey (DD-269); Tattnall (DD-125); Breese (DD-122); Radford (DD-120); Aaron Ward (DD-132) -- probably; Ramsey (DD-124); Montgomery (DD-121); and Lea (DD-118). (left to right, in the middle diagonal row): Wickes (DD-75); Thornton (DD-270); Meade (DD-274); Crane (DD-109); Evans (DD-78); McCawley (DD-276); Doyen (DD-280); Elliot (DD-146); Henshaw (DD-278); Moody (DD-277); Meyer (DD-279); Sinclair (DD-275); Turner (DD-259); Philip (DD-76); Hamilton (DD-141); Boggs (DD-136); Claxton (DD-140); Ward (DD-139); Hazelwood (DD-107) or Kilty (DD-137); Kennison (DD-138); Jacob Jones (DD-130); Aulick (DD-258); Babbitt (DD-128); Twiggs (DD-127); and Badger (DD-126). (left to right, in the left diagonal row): Shubrick (DD-268); Edwards (DD-265); Palmer (DD-161); Welles (DD-257); Mugford (DD-105); Upshur (DD-144); Greer (DD-145); Wasmuth (DD-338); Hogan (DD-178); O'Bannon (DD-177); and -- possibly -- Decatur (DD-341). (Nested alongside wharf in left center, left to right): Prairie (AD-5); Buffalo (AD-8); Trever (DD-339); and Perry (DD-340). Minesweepers just astern of this group are Partridge (AM-16) and Brant (AM-24). Nearest ship in the group of destroyers at far left is Dent (DD-116). The others with her are unidentified. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. : NH 42539 Robert Hurst
As DMS-6
Hogan 119kSeen here in 1943, in her DMS configuration.-
Hogan 67kFlush- deck destroyer as converted to a high speed minesweeper. Seen on July 23, 1943. She and seventeen sisters were converted to high speed minesweepers in the years from 1940-1942.-

USS HOGAN DD-178 / DMS-6 / AG-105 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Edgar Miller Williams    Oct 1 1919 - Jul 15 1920
CDR John Howard Hoover    Jul 15 1920 - Jul 30 1920 (Later ADM)
LCDR Daniel Aloysius McElduff    Jul 30 1920 - Jan 10 1921 
LCDR Arthur Philly Paradis    Jan 10 1921 - Jan 21 1922
LT Earl Watkins Mills    Jan 21 1922 - May 27 1922
(Decommissioned May 27 1922 - Aug 7 1940)
LCDR Kenneth Earl    Aug 7 1940 - Mar 8 1941
LCDR John Leland Woodbury    Mar 8 1941 - May 24 1942
CDR Ulysses Simpson Grant (Olie) Sharp Jr.    May 24 1942 - Jan 16 1943 (Later ADM)
LCDR William Harold Sublette    Jan 16 1943 - Aug 24 1944
LCDR John Philbin Conway    Aug 24 1944 - Oct 11 1945

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
NavSource Minesweeper Pages, USS Hogan (DMS-6)
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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