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USS Hubbard (APD-53)
USS Hubbard (DE-211) (1944 - 1945)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Yankee - Lima
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal (1) - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Buckley Class Destroyer Escort / Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport:
Laid down, 11 August 1943, as Hubbard (DE-211), a Buckley Class Destroyer Escort at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston S.C.
Launched, 11 November 1943
Commissioned USS Hubbard (DE-211), 6 March 1944, LCDR. Louis C. Mabley, USNR in command
Converted to a Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport at Sullivan Dry Dock, Brooklyn N.Y.
Redesignated (APD-53), 1 June 1945
During World War II USS Hubbard (APD-53) was assigned to the American and Europe-Africa-Middle East Theaters and participated in the following operations:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Attack and sinking of U-546 24 April 1945.
||Attack and sinking of U-248 16 January 1945.
Decommissioned, 15 March 1946, at Green Cove Springs FL. and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1966
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping 1 July 1968
USS Hubbard (DE-211) earned two battle stars for World War II service
Displacement 1,400 t.(lt), 2,130 t.(fl)
Length 306' ovl.
Draft 12' 7" (limiting)
Speed 23.6 kts. (trial)
Range 6,000 nautical miles at 12 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
Boats 4 LCVP landing craft
six 1/4 ton trucks
two 1 ton trucks
four ammunition carts
four pack howitzers
Ammunition 6,000 cu. ft.
General Cargo 3,500 cu. ft.
Gasoline 1,000 cu. ft.
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
three twin 40 mm AA gun mounts
six single 20 mm AA gun mounts
two depth charge tracks
NSFO 2,216 Bbls
Diesel 93 Bbls
two Combustion Engineering "D" Express boilers, 435psi 750°
two General Electric turbines, (turbo-electric drive)
Ship's Service Generators
two 300Kw 450V A.C.
two 40Kw 120V D.C.
two propellers, 12,000shp
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||USS Hubbard (APD-53) detailed profile drawing.
||©John Robert Barrett
||USS Hubbard (APD-53) under way, date and location unknown
||Hazygray & Underway
||Overhead view of USS Hubbard (APD-53) under way, circa 1945, location unknown.
Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 84171. Courtesy of D. M. McPherson, 1976.
USS Hubbard (APD-53)
Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
|01||LCDR. Mabley, Louis Christopher, USNR||6 March 1944 - 11 May 1945||DE-211|
|02||LCDR. Korsmeyer, Frederick Bates, USNR||11 May 1945 - 5 January 1946||DE-211 / APD-53|
|03||LT. Gardner, Richard Evan, USNR||5 January 1946 - 15 March 1946||APD-53|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
Last Updated 9 December 2016
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