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USS Hilbert (DE 742)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - Z - W - A
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/ 7 stars - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Ribbon w/ 1 star
Type: DET (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, long hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1240 tons (light), 1620 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 GM Mod. 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 21 kts
Range: 10,800 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 / 201
Hilbert (DE 742) Building and Operational Data:
23 March 1943: Keel laid by the Western Pipe and Steel Co., San Pedro, Cal.
18 July 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Fern Hilbert Wier, sister of Aviation Ordnanceman Hilbert
4 February 1944: Commissioned at Los Angeles, Cdr J. W. Golinkin, USNR, in command
19 June 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
1 August 1972: Struck from the NVR
15 October 1973: Sold for scrapping
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View the USS Hilbert (DE 742) DANFS history entry
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|Hilbert's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command
|1.) 04 Feb. 1944 - 25 Aug. 1944||Lcdr. James Webster Golinkin, Jr. (comm.) (ret.as Radm.)
|2.) 25 Aug. 1944 - 13 Dec. 1944||Lcdr. John B. Burnham
|3.) 13 Dec. 1944 - 18 Dec. 1945||Lcdr. James William Darroch
|4.) 18 Dec. 1945 - 10 Mar. 1946||Lt.(jg) Hugh L. Hubbard, Jr.
|5.) 10 Mar. 1946 - 19 Jun. 1946||Lt.(jg) Thomas J. Charles (decomm.)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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