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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
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.
4 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.
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.
1 December 1972: Stricken from the NVR
3 December 1973: Sold for scrapping
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USS Hanna, WWII
||11 September 1951: USS Hanna operating off the Korean coast (National Archives Photo 80-G-436788)
||Korean Era image
USS Slater (DE 765) Memorial
||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.
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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