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USS Hanna (DE 449)


Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - K - O - X
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Second Row: World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row: Korean Service Medal w/ 5 stars - United Nations Korean Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal


Specifications:
Class: John C. Butler
Type: WGT (geared-turbine drive, 5" guns)
Displacement: 1350 tons (light), 1745 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 11' 0" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, 2 geared turbine engines, 12,000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 6,000 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 2 - 5"/38 cal. DP guns (2x1), 4 - 40mm AA (2x2), 10 - 20mm AA, 3 - 21" TT, 1 Mk10 Hedgehog, 8 Mk6 Depth Charge Projectors, 2 Mk9 Depth Charge Stern Racks
Complement: 14 / 201
Hanna (DE 449) Building and Operational Data:
  • 23 March 1944: Keel laid at the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Port Newark, N.J.
  • 04 July 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. William P. Hanna, mother of Private Hanna
  • 27 January 1945: Commissioned, Lcdr Means Johnston, Jr., in command
  • 31 May 1946: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal. after 1.4 years of service
  • 27 December 1950: Recommissioned at San Diego, Cal., Lcdr C. W. Ward in command
  • 26 November 1957: Assigned to NRT, 11th Naval District at Long Beach, Cal.
  • 11 December 1959: Decommissioned at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, Cal. after 9.0 years of service
  • 01 December 1972: Struck from the NVR after 10.4 years of total service
  • 03 December 1973: Sold for scrapping
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    Size Image Description Contributed
    By And/Or Copyright
    Hanna 74k undated wartime image David Vanaman,
    son of Ens. Clyde Vanaman
    USS Hanna, WWII
    Hanna 99k
    Hanna 61k undated -
    Hanna 129k 11 September 1951: USS Hanna operating off the Korean coast (National Archives Photo 80-G-436788) -
    Hanna 543k Korean Era image Tim Rizzuto
    Executive Director
    USS Slater (DE 765) Memorial
    Hanna 793k early 1952: the Western Pacific - Taken on the WestPac / Korean War Cruise of 26 June 1952 to 26 March 1953. The photo shows USS Essex (CV 9) with CVG-5 embarked, consisting of the following squadrons: VF-51 "Screaming Eagles" flying the F9F-2 Panther, VF-172 "Night Owls" flying the F2H-2 Banshee, VF-53 "Blue Knights" in the F4U-4 Corsair, and VF-54 "Hell's Angels" in the AD-2 Skyraider, among others. View shows USS Hanna (DE 449) in the left background Robert M. Cieri
    ***R.W. Suesens*** 311k 1973: Vallejo, Cal. - 4 DE's (left to right: ex-Gentry DE 349, ex-Kendall C. Campbell DE 443, ex-Hanna DE 449, ex-Richard W. Seusens DE 342), all heading to the scrap yard. Photo from the DOD sealed bid offering dated 14 November 1973. Ed Zajkowski
         and
    Tim Rizzuto

    Hanna Memorabilia
    Launch Button
    Hanna
    Courtesy of Tom Kermen

    View the USS Hanna (DE 449) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

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    Additional Resources

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