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|8k||Hallsted Lubeck Hopping was born in New York, N.Y., 25 September 1902 and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1924. After graduating from flight training, Hopping served with
various squadrons, rising to the rank of lieutenant commander in 1939. He reported as Commander of Scouting Squadron 6 on 10 July 1941, and lost his life in a raid on Rol Island from carrier
Enterprise 01 February 1942, the first aircraft squadron commander to lose his life in World War II.
USS Hopping (DE 155) (1943-1947) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(U.S. Naval Academy photo #usna-img-z--1200043 from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.)
|130k||Undated Wartime Image||John Klar|
|455k||10 July 1943: Portsmouth, Va. - Headon view of USS Hopping (DE 155) underway in the Elizabeth River off the Norfolk Navy Yard.||David DiAngelo|
Norfolk Naval Shipyard
|745k||20 July 1943: Portsmouth, Va. - A starboard quarter view of the U.S. Navy destroyer escort USS Hopping (DE 155) at the U.S. Navy yard, Norfolk.
(U.S. Navy Photo, Local ID #181-V-5602, NAID #52560629 from the United States National Archives)
England, United Kingdom
|44k||August 1966: Port Everglades, Fla. - Ex-Hopping (APD 51) and Foreman (DE 633) tied up in Port Everglades. They were enroute to the scrappers in Baltimore and had to put in to port due to Hurricane Faith approaching the area.||James "Rick" Barton|
West Palm Beach, Fla.
|View the USS Hopping (DE 155 / APD 51) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Hopping's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 21 May 1943 - 10 Oct. 1943||Lcdr. Frank Daniel Giambattista, USN (Comm. CO) (USNA '27) (Boonton, N.J.) (ret. as Radm.)|
|2.) 10 Oct. 1943 - 16 Aug. 1944||Lcdr. Louis F. Loutrel Jr., USNR (South Orange, N.J.)|
|3.) 16 Aug. 1944 - 01 Oct. 1946||Lcdr. Willard Jerrold McNulty, USNR (Spokane, Wash.)|
|4.) 01 Oct. 1946 - 05 May 1947||Lcdr. DeWitt McDougal Patterson (Decomm. CO) (USNA '39) (Savannah, Tenn.)|
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