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USS Hodges (DE 231)

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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal
Second Row: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 1 star - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Ribbon

Class: Rudderow
Type: TEV (turbo-electric drive, long hull, 5" guns)
Displacement: 1,450 tons (light), 1,810 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 13' 9" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 CE boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 5,050 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 2 - 5"/38 Mk30, 4 - 40mm Mk1 AA (2x2), 10 x 20mm/70 Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (230 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors (40), 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks (60)
Complement: 12 / 192
Hodges (DE 231) Building and Operational Data:
  • 09 September 1943: Keel laid by the Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • 09 December 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Miss Dorothy Jane Hodges, sister of Ensign Hodges
  • 27 May 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr. Victor B. Staadecker in command
  • 22 June 1946: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal. after 2.1 years of service
  • 01 December 1972: Struck from the NVR
  • 12 September 1973: Sold for scrapping
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    Hodges 127k Artist's conception of Hodges 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
    Hodges 39k Flournoy Glen Hodges was born 22 January 1919 in Dover, Ga. He attended the University of Georgia and entered the Naval Reserve 13 May 1940 at Macon, Ga. He had preliminary flight training at the Naval Reserve Aviation Base at Miami, and was appointed aviation cadet 15 August 1940. After more flight training at the Naval Air Stations at Pensacola and Miami, he was commissioned an Ensign 15 April 1941 and ordered to a torpedo squadron in the Pacific. He was shot down and reported missing during the Battle of Midway 4 June 1942. Ens. Hodges was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross and promoted to Lieutenant (j.g.) 15 June 1942.

    USS Hodges (DE 231) (1944-1946) was the first ship to be named in his honor.

    (Photo Courtesy of the University of Georgia thanks to Jan Mazzucco, Dep't Manager, Alumni Records Dep't)
    Bill Gonyo
    Hodges 45k undated wartime image -
    Hodges 53k undated wartime image -
    Hodges 54k undated wartime image, photo identified as Hodges by Bill Morgan and other members of the USS Holt Association -

    View the USS Hodges (DE 231) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    Hodges' Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves, & Russ Moody
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 27 May 1944 - 26 Sep. 1944Lcdr. Victor B. Staadecker, USNR 
    2.) 26 Sep. 1944 - 01 Jan. 1946Cmdr. John A. Gorham, USNR 
    3.) 02 Jan. 1946 - 06 Mar. 1946Lcdr. Thomas Chapin Buell 
    4.) 06 Mar. 1945 - 22 Jun. 1946Lcdr. John J. Murphy, USNR (decomm.)

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    Additional Resources

    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Hodges
    The Destroyer History Foundation
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