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|10k||Joseph Hewes was born in Kingston, New Jersey, in 1730, and was educated at what is now Princeton University. After engaging in business in Philadelphia, he moved to Edenton,
North Carolina in 1763 where he became a prosperous and influential merchant skipper. He was elected to the Continental Congress in 1774, and in 1775 became a member of the Marine Committee.
In this capacity Hewes played a major part in the procurement and outfitting of Continental vessels, and had the distinction of securing a commission in the Continental Navy in December 1775
for one of the sea's greatest heroes-to-be, John Paul Jones. At the beginning of the year 1776, Hewes was appointed as the first ever Secretary of the Navy. John Adams often said that Hewes
"laid the foundation, the cornerstone of the American Navy." Alongside General George Washington, Hewes became one of the greatest military achievers in American history. He was also involved
with the secret committee of claims, which further promoted the independence of the colonies. Hewes was one of the primary reasons why North Carolina submitted to independence before any other
colony. He was also one of the few reasons why the Declaration of Independence was ever signed.Hewes continued to take an active part in the movement for independence in North Carolina. He also
took part in the discussions leading to the Declaration of Independence and signed the historic document. He died 29 October 1779 shortly after his return to the Continental Congress.
USS Joseph Hewes (DE1078) (1971-1994) was the second ship to be named in his honor, she was preceded by AP 50 (1942-1942). (Engraving by James B. Longacre from the National Park Service Website)
|Robert M. Cieri|
|367k||07 March 1970: Westwego, La. - Two shots of the future USS Joseph Hewes being side launched after being christened.||S. Dale Hargrave|
Newport News, Va.
|89k||date / location unknown||Walter Bengtson|
|74k||04 August 1979: Barcelona, Spain||Fabio Peña|
Aircraft Carrier Archives
|301k||Summer 1987: The Mediterranean Sea - My all time favorite photo of the ship. Joseph Hewes is at flight quarters awaiting a helo returning her CO (me), and proceeding to station at high speed. I was returning from a COs conference on board Saratoga with Rear Admiral Mike Boorda. The ship is heading to station in a photo formation. It was a typical Boorda move to call a COs meeting, then execute a photo formation with all the COs off their ships to let the XOs have a little situational stress test.||Carl Lundquist|
Captain, USN (ret.)
|525k||17 October 1987: An aerial starboard quarter view of Joseph Hewes underway.
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-01564 from the Defense Visual Information Center)
|270k||17 October 1987: An aerial port bow view of Joseph Hewes underway.|
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-90-11749 by PH3 Michael Skeens from the DVIC)
|138k||01 June 1991: An bow view of Joseph Hewes moored to a pier.|
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-92-03403 by OS2 John Bouvia from the DVIC)
|74k||2000: At sea - port bow view of ROCS Lan Yang (FFG-935) (ex-USS Joseph Hewes FF 1078)||Perry Huang|
|68k||2000: Su-Ao Harbor - Lan Yang moored at a pier inboard of ROCS Fong Yang (FFG-933) (ex-USS Brewton FF 1086).|
|147k||2006: Keelung Harbor - port view of Lan Yang moored inport.|
|148k||2006: Keelung Harbor - starboard bow view of Lan Yang moored inport.|
|Joseph Hewes History|
|The DANFS history entry for USS Joseph Hewes (DE 1078), located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site is not presently available.|
|Joseph Hewes's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 24 Apr. 1971 - 30 Jun 1972||Cmdr. Robert Erhart Klee (USNA '53) (Tacoma, Wash.) (ret. as Radm.)|
|2.) 30 Jun. 1972 - 07 Dec.1973||Cmdr. Jerry Ray Haynes|
|3.) 07 Dec. 1973 - 05 Sep 1975||Cmdr. Thomas Bingham Buell|
|4.) 05 Sep. 1975 - 16 Aug 1977||Cmdr. Zeanious Lee Newcomb (NROTC '56) (Roanoke, Va.)|
|5.) 16 Aug. 1977 - 01 Aug 1979||Cmdr. Richard John Fromholtz|
|6.) 01 Aug. 1979 - 18 Nov 1982||Cmdr. Guy Reeder Campbell III (NROTC '62) (Salina, Kan.)|
|7.) 18 Nov. 1982 - 05 Apr 1985||Capt. Lorry Michael Hardt|
|8.) 05 Apr. 1985 - 05 Aug 1987||Cmdr. Carl I. Lundquist (NROTC '68) (Newton, Mass.)|
|9.) 05 Aug. 1987 - 15 Dec.1989||Cmdr. Gary S. Nelson|
|10.) 15 Dec.1989 - 26 Jul 1991||Cmdr. Frank Joseph Dobrydney|
|11.) 26 Jul. 1991 - 26 Mar 1993||Cmdr. Kristopher M. Kennedy|
|12.) 26 Mar. 1993 - 30 Jun 1994||Cmdr. Wayne K. Frey|
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