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USS Hayter (APD-80)
USS Hayter (DE-212) (1944 - 1945)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Hotel - Bravo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

USS Hayter was transferred to South Korea, renamed ROKS Jon Nam (PG-86)
Buckley Class Destroyer Escort - Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport:
  • Laid down, 11 August 1943, as Hayter (DE-212), a Buckley Class Destroyer Escort, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston S.C.
  • Launched, 11 November 1943
  • Commissioned USS Hayter (DE-212), 16 March 1944, LCDR. Harold J. Theriault, USNR in command
  • Converted to a Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia PA, redesignated (APD-80), 1 June 1945
  • During World War II USS Hayter was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following action:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Action
    Action and Dates
    Attack and sinking of U-248, 16 January 1945

  • Decommissioned, 19 March 1946, at Green Cove Springs FL.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Orange, TX.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 December 1966
  • Transferred to South Korea, 23 July 1967 and renamed ROKS Jon Nam (PG-86) in 1972 redesignated Escort Transport (APD-86)
  • Purchased outright by South Korea, 15 November 1974
  • Redesignated (APD-827) in 1980 and finally redesignated (DE-827) in 1982
  • Final Disposition, struck from the South Korean Navy 1986 and expended as a target by South Korean and US Navy's
  • USS Hayter earned one battle star for World War II service
    APD Specifications:
    Displacement 1,400 t.(lt), 2,130 t.(fl)
    Length 306' ovl.
    Beam 37'
    Draft 12' 7" (limiting)
    Speed 23.6 kts. (trial)
    Range 6,000 nautical miles at 12 kts.
    Officers 12
    Enlisted 192
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 12
    Enlisted 150
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    Boats 4 LCVP landing craft
    Troop Accoutrements
    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
    Fuel Capacities
    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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    Hayter 138k USS Hayter (APD-80) detailed profile drawing. ©John Robert Barrett
    Hayter 103k USS Hayter (APD-80) underway off Newport R.I., circa 1945 Joe Bergen
    USS Hayter web site
    Hayter 102k USS Hayter (APD-80) moored with the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs FL. circa 1946 Joe Bergen
    USS Hayter web site

    USS Hayter (DE-212 / APD-80)
    Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Theriault, Harold John, USNR16 March 1944 - December 1944DE-212
    02LCDR. Huey, Frederick, USNRDecember 1944 - 17 October 1945DE-212 / APD-80
    03LCDR. Prescott, Elmer Leon, USNR17 October 1945 - 19 March 1946APD-80
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
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