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USS HART (DD-594)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NABU

CLASS - FLETCHER As Built.
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; Westinghouse Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 38 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 15 Knots, Crew 273.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Puget Sound Navy Yard. August 10 1943.
Launched September 25 1944 and commissioned November 4 1944.
Decommissioned May 31 1946.
Stricken April 15 1973.
Fate Sold December 3 1973 to Zidell Explorations, Portland, OR for $171,111.91 and broken up for scrap.

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Hart 147kBorn 31 May 1915 in New York City Patrick Henry Hart grew up in Los Angeles, CA. graduating from Polytechnic High School (Los Angeles) in 1933. Pat was appointed midshipman following high school and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1937. Hart served on board Colorado and West Virginia before designated a naval aviator in 1940. Appointed Lieutenant in 1942, he was killed while a member of Torpedo Squadron 3 at the battle of Midway and was posthumously the Navy Cross for heroism in attacking the Japanese carriers during the battle 4 June 1942. He was also awarded the Purple Heart. Photo form the United States Naval Academy Lucky Bag Yearbook - Class of 1937.Bill Gonyo
Hart 82kArtist's conception of the Hart 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
Hart 279kUndated, location unknown.Allen C. Burns (WWII P.O. 3/c aboard the USS Hart)
Hart 82kUndated, location unknown.Allen C. Burns (WWII P.O. 3/c aboard the USS Hart)
Hart 80kUndated, location unknown.Robert M. Cieri
Hart 142kUndated, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
Hart 107kPuget Sound Navy Yard, January 7 1944.Tracy White
Hart 73kCommissioning ceremony at Puget Sound Navy Yard, November 4 1944.Tracy White
Hart 56kChristening ceremony at Puget Sound Navy Yard, November 4 1944.Tracy White
Hart 146kDecember 2 1944 in Puget Sound.Ed Zajkowski
Hart 128kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Hart 96kUSS Kaskaskia (AO-27) and USS Hart (DD-594) refueling at sea on 16 December 1944. Photographed from a blimp of squadron ZP-31.This was one of a series of experimental refuelings conducted by these two ships during 12-23 December 1944 to develop improved fueling at sea techniques. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Fred Weiss
Hart 131kUSS Kaskaskia (AO-27) and USS Hart (DD-594) separate, after refueling at sea on 23 December 1944. Photographed from a blimp of squadron ZP-31. This was one of a series of experimental refuelings conducted by these two ships during 12-23 December 1944 to develop improved fueling at sea techniques. Hart's camouflage is Measure 31 Design 16d. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Fred Weiss

USS HART DD-594 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Walter Daniel Coleman    Mar 21 1944 - May 31 1946

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