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USS Hayter (DE 212 / APD 80)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - U - A - G
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive)
Second Row: American Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - WWII Victory Medal
Type: TE (turbine-electric drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1400 tons (light), 1740 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 6,000 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: 15 / 198
Hayter (DE 212) Building and Operational Data:
11 August 1943: Keel laid by the Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
11 November 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Maurine K. Hayter, widow of the namesake
16 March 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr Harold H. Theriault in command
22 May 1945: APD conversion commenced at the Philadelphia Navy Yard (completed 13 August 1945)
1 June 1945: Reclassified APD 80
19 March 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
1 December 1966: Stricken from the NVR
23 July 1967: Transferred (MAP sale) to South Korea, renamed ROKS Chun Nam (PG-86) (stricken, scrapped, 1986)
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||Hubert Montgomery Hayter was born in Abingdon, Va. on 17 October 1901, and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1924. In the following years he served in battleship Arizona, destroyer Yarborough, and other ships, taking command of Ramsay (DM 16) in 1939. Lt. Comdr. Hayter was transferred to New Orleans 5 February 1941. and was killed during an action with Japanese forces off Savo Island 30 November 1942. Hayter was serving as damage control officer when New Orleans received a torpedo hit, and as Damage Control Central Station, his battle post, filled with asphyxiating gas, he ordered all men without masks to leave the compartment, giving his own to a partially stricken seaman. After clearing the compartment of all personnel, Lt. Cmdr. Hayter was finally overcome by the fumes. For this extraordinary act of heroism, he was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross.
USS Hayter (DE 212 / APD 80) (1944-1946) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(Photo from the U.S. Naval Academy Yearbook; The Lucky Bag, Class of 1924.)
||6 March 1944: Charleston, S.C. - Commissioning day for Hubbard (DE 211) and Hayter.
||undated wartime image
View the USS Hayter (DE 212 / APD 80) DANFS history entry
located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Last Known Reunion
2007 at Piscataway NJ
Contact Name: Joe Bergen (Reunion Organizer)
Address: 34 Kate Terrace / Piscataway NJ 08854
Phone: (732) 985-1496
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