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USS Huse (DE 145)


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Tactical Voice Radio Call: "Applegate"

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - Navy Expeditionary Medal - American Campaign Medal
Second Row: European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Ribbon w/ 5 stars - WWII Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 star


Specifications:
Class: Edsall
Type: FMR (geared diesel, Fairbanks-Morse reverse gear drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1200 tons (light), 1590 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 20' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 Fairbanks-Morse Mod. 38d81/8 geared diesel engines, 4 diesel-generators, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 21 kts
Range: 9,100 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1),
1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 8 / 201
Huse (DE 145) Building and Operational Data:
  • 11 January 1943: Keel laid at the Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Tex.
  • 23 March 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. L. M. Humrichouse, daughter of Vice Admiral Huse
  • 30 August 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr W. A. Sessions in command
  • 27 March 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
  • 03 August 1951: Recommissioned
  • 06 July 1960: Assigned to NRT, 8th Naval District at New Orleans LA
  • 30 June 1965: Decommissioned at Norfolk, Va. after 13.9 years of service
  • 01 August 1973: Struck from the NVR
  • 24 June 1974: Sold for scrapping to the Aardvark International Corp., Chester, Pa. for $55,916.00
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    Huse 142k Artist's conception of Huse 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, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. ALL the destroyer escorts ARE available in their WWII configuration. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. When you purchase artwork from them, please indicate that you heard about their work from Navsource. Navy Yard Associates
    Huse 176k Harry McLaren Pinckney Huse was born on 8 December 1858 at the US Military Academy, West Point NY, where his father was then stationed. He graduated from the US Naval Academy in June 1878 and had extensive service at sea over the next decade, plus duty ashore, notably at the Naval Academy. During the 1898 war with Spain Lt. Huse was XO of the gunboat Gloucester. In the early 1900s Lcdr Huse was stationed in the Philippines, where he commanded the gunboat Villalobos. This was followed by nearly five years at the Naval Academy as, among other things, instructor of mathematics. Promoted to the rank of Commander in 1907, Huse was CO of the monitor Nevada and later the supply ship Celtic. After his promotion to Captain in 1909, he was Captain of the Yard at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, commanded the battleship Vermont, attended the Naval War College and, in 1914-1915, was Chief of Staff to Radm. Frank Friday Fletcher. As a result of his conduct during the landings at Vera Cruz, Mexico, in April 1914, Captain Huse was awarded the Medal of Honor.

    Huse reached the Rank of Rear Admiral in mid-1916, while at the War College. He held Navy Department positions through the World War I years, followed in 1919 by command of the Atlantic Training Fleet. From late 1919 to early 1921 he served as senior US Navy representative on the Allied Naval Armistice Commission and the Naval Inter-Allied Commission of Control, then as Commander, U.S. Naval Forces in European Waters. After returning to the United States he was Commandant of the Third Naval District, headquartered at New York City, and as a member of the Navy's General Board. Radm. Huse retired in December 1922, later receiving the retirement rank of Vice Admiral. A Washington, DC resident for the rest of his life, Vadm. Huse died at Bethesda Naval Hospital on 14 May 1942. USS Huse (DE 145) (1943-1965) was the first ship to be named in his honor. nbsp;     (Naval History and Heritage Command Photo #NH1207)
    Fred Weiss
    Huse 482k 20 March 1944: off Brooklyn, N.Y. - A low level port quarter view of Huse taken off the southern coast of Brooklyn. Huse was in the New York Navy Yard for a short overhaul betweeen asignments as an Atlantic convoy escort. (U.S. Navy photo #NARA CP-DE-145-19-N-63911 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of  Chris Wright) Ed Zajkowski
    Huse 120k 12 December 1944: the Atlantic Ocean - Huse operating with an escort carrier. (U.S. Navy photo #80-G-350736 from the Naval History and Heritage Command) Fred Weiss
    Huse 74k circa mid-50s: location unknown - highline transfer from Brough (DE 148) to Huse. William T. Bullard
    Huse 89k 1950ís: Huse in harbor (U.S. Navy photo #NHC 82337-KN from the v) Fred Weiss
    Huse 35k March 1962: Key West Naval Annex (Photo © Fred Weiss)
    Huse 95k date / location unknown Robert Hurst
    Huse 74k 11 June 1974: the Dep't of Defense Bid List for the scrapping of DE's 145 and 152 (Huse and Peterson). Ed Zajkowski
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    Tim Rizzuto

    View the USS Huse (DE 145) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website.
    Huse's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.)  30 Aug. 1943 - 28 Dec. 1943Lcdr. William A. Sessions, USNR (comm.)
    2.)  28 Dec. 1943 - 02 Jun. 1944Lcdr. Robert Hume Wanless, USNR
    3.)  02 Jun. 1944 - 16 Nov. 1945Lcdr. James Harvey Batcheller, Jr.
    4.)  16 Nov. 1945 - 27 Mar. 1946Lt.(jg) James A. Johnson, USNR (decomm.)
    5.)  03 Aug. 1951 - 22 Sep. 1953Lcdr. Frederick Wilhelm Ziegler (recomm.)
    6.)  22 Sep. 1953 - .. Jul. 1955Cmdr. Richard Stret White III
    7.)  .. Jul. 1955 - .. .... ....Cmdr. Harry Zellner Miller
    8.)  ~1957 - .. .... ....Lcdr. Lawrence Albert Kempf
    9.)  ~1959 - .. .... ...Lcdr. William Booth Murray, Jr.
    10.) ~1963 - 30 Jun. 1965Lcdr. Fred Floyd Ames, Jr. (decomm.)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    Contact Name: David Perlstein, Treasurer, USS Huse (DE 145) Association
    Address: 7814 La Mirada Drive / Boca Raton FL 33433
    Phone: (561) 368-7167
    E-mail: David Perlstein

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