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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 Federal Shipbuilding, Kearny NJ. March 31 1943.
Launched August 1 1943 and commissioned September 22 1943.
Decommissioned December 15 1945 and recommissioned October 31 1951.
Decommissioned December 30 1963.
Stricken December 1 1974.
Fate Sold August 14 1975 to Consolidated Steel, Brownsville, TX for $168,999 and broken up for scrap.

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Hunt 57kWilliam Henry Hunt, born in Charleston, S.C., 12 June 1823, was Secretary of the Navy under President Garfield. After studying law at Yale, he finished his professional training in his brothers' office in New Orleans, where he was admitted to the bar in 1844. Hunt opposed secession and favored the Union cause. He was nevertheless drafted into the Confederate Army and commissioned Lieutenant Colonel. However, he managed to avoid involvement in military operations until Admiral Farragut captured New Orleans. In March 1876, Hunt was appointed Attorney-General of Louisiana, and in July of that year he was the Republican candidate for this office. Both parties claimed victory in the election, but Hunt lost the position when President Hayes recognized the Democratic government of the State. As compensation, the President appointed him Associate Judge of the United States Court of Claims, 15 May 1878. He served in this capacity until he became President Garfield's Secretary of the Navy. Secretary Hunt rendered invaluable service by reporting that the Navy, grossly neglected after the Civil War, was no longer able to protect Americans abroad. He appointed the first Naval Advisory Board which undertook the work of rebuilding the Navy, emasculated by public apathy and lock of funds. After Vice President Arthur succeeded Garfield in the presidency, he retired Hunt from the cabinet by appointing him Minister to Russia 7 April 1882. He died February 1884, while representing the United States at Saint Petersburg. Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.Bill Gonyo
Hunt 77kArtist's conception of the Hunt 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
Hunt 86kNPC-1045416. Undated, location unknown.Don Scott, YNCS (SS) USN (Ret.)
Hunt 86kWorld War II image, undated, location unknown.Captain Jerry Mason USN
Hunt 115kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Hunt 78kUSS Hunt (DD-674) at sea, circa 1943. Official U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships photo 19-N-51984.Robert Hurst
Hunt 67kSouvenir button of the launching of the USS Hunt (DD-674) and USS Lewis Hancock (DD-675) on August 1 1943. Courtesy of Kerman
Hunt 194kUSS Harry E Hubbard (DD-748) being maneuvered by tugs to the pier in preparation to be demothballed and placed back into service in the early 1950's with the USS Hunt (DD-674), USS Hickox (DD-673), USS Bullard (DD-660) and USS Rooks (DD-804) in the right background. Photo courtesy of Life magazine.Bill Gonyo
Hunt 86kHampton Roads, circa 1957.Marc Piché
Hunt 58kA series of 8 photos by Glenn Herzenach PNSN USS Intrepid, 1957 to May 1958. The photos were taken during the NATO operation "Strike Back."Robert Hall
Hunt 111kAs above.Robert Hall
Hunt 103kAs above.Robert Hall
Hunt 70kAs above.Robert Hall
Hunt 114kAs above.Robert Hall
Hunt 16kAs above.Robert Hall
Hunt 112kAs above.Robert Hall
Hunt 8kAs above.Robert Hall
Hunt 53kUSS Hunt (DD-674) underway circa 1959, location unknown.Robert Hurst
Hunt 168kUSS Hunt (DD-674) is shown Coming alongside USS Tarawa (CVS-40) to refuel at sea, 25 April 1959. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker/Robert Hurst
Hunt 97kSeven views of the Hunt as she was alongside the USS Robinson (DD-562) from November 1960. From the collection of Leon R. Case, Jr.C. E. Case
Hunt 178kAs above.C. E. Case
Hunt 153kAs above.C. E. Case
Hunt 157kAs above.C. E. Case
Hunt 175kAs above.C. E. Case
Hunt 181kAs above.C. E. Case
Hunt 179kAs above.C. E. Case
Hunt 115kDecember 1963, mothball fleet drydocking imediately prior to decommissioning at Philadelphia Navy Yard.Ed Zajkowski
Hunt 41kShip's patchMike Smolinski

USS HUNT DD-674 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Frank Paull Mitchell, Jr.    Sep 22 1943 - Dec 8 1943 (Later RADM)
LT William Kittridge Rogers    Dec 8 1943 - Dec 18 1943
CDR Halford Knoertzer    Dec 18 1943 - Mar 31 1945
CDR Fred Earle McEntire Jr.    Mar 31 1945 - Dec 15 1945
(Decommissioned Dec 15 1945 - Oct 31 1951)
CDR Lynn Forbes Barry    Oct 31 1951 - Nov 20 1953
CDR Robert Hoitt Alexander    Nov 20 1953 - Nov 23 1955
CDR Eugene Harrison Farrell    Nov 23 1955 - Aug 17 1957 (Later RADM)
LCDR Albert Louis Stickles II    Aug 17 1957 - Aug 26 1957
CDR Samuel Lloyd Collins    Aug 26 1957 - Jul 10 1958
LCDR Robert Kent Rosemont    Jul 10 1958 - Oct 9 1959
LT Stanley Leon Segal    Oct 9 1959 - Nov 6 1959
CDR George Hand Sharp    Nov 6 1959 - May 3 1960
CDR Frank Benjamin Guest Jr.    May 3 1960 - 1962 (Later RADM)
CDR Stanley Hart Brittingham    1962 - Dec 30 1963

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name:Russ Linsley
Address: 51 Hagan Dr, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Phone: 845-462-6320

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