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Displacement 2924 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 376' 5"(oa) x 39' 7" x 13' 9" (Max)
Armament 5 x 5"/38AA, 10 x 40mm, 7 x 20mm AA, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 60,000 SHP; General Electric Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 38 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 15 Knots, Crew 273.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Boston Navy Yard. April 16 1942.
Launched July 18 1942 and commissioned July 6 1943.
Decommissioned December 10 1946.
Stricken September 1 1975.
To Greece February 9 1960, renamed Lonchi.
Stricken October 10 1990.
Fate scrapped in 1997 at Aliaga, Turkey

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Hall 201kThe story of the ship's namesake, Elijah Hall.Vernon L Hargrave
Hall 82kArtist's conception of the Hall as she appeared after original construction by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.Navy Yard Associates
Hall 104kUndated, location unknown. The ship is painted in camouflage Measure 32, Design 1d.John M. Minicucci, Jr GM1c
Hall 201kA colorized version of the above image.Vernon L Hargrave


The Commissioning dinner menu from July 7 1943.Vernon L Hargrave
Hall 36kThe USS Hall (DD-583) being hit while engaged in fire support duties during the Iwo Jima landings. Photo from "Untied States Destroyer Operations in World War II" by Theodore Roscoe.Robert Hurst
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Crew photos from October 1 1945.Vernon L Hargrave
Hall 75kLaid up in mothballs at Long Beach, California, date unknown. From left to right are USS Charles J. Badger (DD-657), USS Stemble (DD-644), USS Wiley (DD-597), USS Hudson (DD-475) and USS Hall (DD-583).Robert Hurst
On Greek Service
Hall 43kOn Greek service, HN Ship "LONCHI", D-56, ex- USS Hall, D-583, dressed in flags, somewhere in the Aegean Sea, date unknown.Anthony J. Vrailas
Hall 111kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Hall 104kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Hall 163kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Hall 162kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Hall 58kCirca 1968, in Valletta harbour, Malta. On Greek service as the Lonchi. Photos by A. & J. Pavia.Robert Hurst
Hall 224kThe Greek Salamis Naval Base on 31 August 1979. Visible among other ships are the six Greek Fletcher-class destroyers: Kimon (ex-USS Ringgold (DD-500), Nearchos (ex-USS Wadsworth (DD-516), Sfendoni (ex-USS Aulick (DD-569), Aspis (ex-USS Connor (DD-582), Lonchi (ex-USS Hall (DD-583), and Velos (ex-USS Charrette (DD-581). Also visible are the landing ships Nafkratoussa (ex-USS Fort Mandan (LSD-21), Oinoussai (ex-USS Terrell County (LST-1157), and Kos (ex-USS Whitfield County (LST-1169). Photo by PHC C. Pedrick, USN. U.S. DefenseImagery photo VIRIN: photo VIRIN: DN-SC-82-00328.Robert Hurst
Hall 113kHNS Lonchi, D-56, ex-USS Hall, DD 583, moored at Souda naval Base, 1995, waiting to be towed for scrapping. Next to her is HNS Ierax, D-31, ex-USS Ebert, DE 768.Anthony J. Vrailas
Hall 19kShip's patch.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy

USS HALL DD-583 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR John Francis Delaney Jr.    Jul 6 1943 - May 19 1944
CDR Laurence Charles Baldauf    May 19 1944 - May 31 1945 (Later RADM)
LCDR John Daly Pye Hodapp Jr.    May 31 1945 - ?

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