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Hogan (AG 105)

DMS-6 call sign:
Nan - Easy - Xray - Tare

ex-Destroyer No. 178

Wickes Class Destroyer/Dorsey Class Highspeed Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 25 November 1918 by Union Iron Works, San Francisco, CA
  • Launched 12 April 1919
  • Commissioned, USS Hogan, Destroyer No. 178, 1 October 1919
  • Designated DD-178, 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned 27 May 1922 at San Diego, CA and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Recommissioned 7 August 1940
  • Reclassified and converted to a Highspeed Minesweeper, DMS-6, 19 November 1940
  • Reclassified as a Miscellaneous Auxiliary, AG-105, 5 June 1945
  • Decommissioned 11 October 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 November 1945
  • Sunk as a target off San Diego 8 November 1945.


  • Displacement 1,060 t.
  • Length 314' 5"
  • Beam 31' 4"
  • Draft 11' 4"
  • Speed 34 kts.
  • Complement 149
  • Armament: Three 3"/50 dual purpose mounts and one twin 40mm mount
  • Propulsion: Three Yarrow boilers, two 27,000shp Bethlehem (Curtis design) geared turbines, Falk single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Palmer 126k Mine Division NINETEEN (MINDIV 19) plaque. MINDIV 19 consisted of Palmer (DMS 5), Hogan, Howard (DMS 7), Stansbury (DMS 8) and
    Hamilton (DMS 18)
    From the collection of CAPT R. Roy Sampson
    Bob Sampson
    Hogan 118k c. 1943 .
    Hogan 66k 29 July 1943
    Hogan 81k 29 July 1943
    National Archives photo 80-G-78641 from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
    Joe Radigan
    Hogan 231k 31 December 1943
    Mare Island Navy Yard
    Moored outboard of USS Kane (APD 18)
    National Archives photo
    John Chiquoine
    Hogan 194k 11 January 1944
    After plan view of Hogan at Mare Island. The Trepang (SS 412) is on her building ways in the background
    U.S. Navy photo 296-44
    Darryl Baker
    Hogan 164k 11 January 1944
    Forward plan view of Hogan at Mare Island
    U.S. Navy photo 297-44
    Hogan 148k 11 January 1944
    Broadside view of Hogan in the Mare Island channel. She was in overhaul at the shipyard from 5 December 1943 to 15 January 1944
    U.S. Navy photo 309-44
    Hogan 161k Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 11 January 1944
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 107284
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Edgar Miller Williams, USN30 September 1919 - 1920
    02CDR Louis Henry Maxfield, USN1920
    03LCDR Kenneth Earl, USN7 August 1940 - 1941
    04LCDR John Leland Woodbury, USN1941 - 24 May 1942
    05CDR Ulysses Simpson Grant "Olie" Sharp, Jr., USN - USNA Class of 1927
    Awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal (1968), two Navy Distinguished Service Medals (1963/1968), two Silver Stars (1943/1944) and two Bronze Stars (1946/1950) - Retired as Admiral
    24 May 1942 - 16 January 1943
    06LCDR William Harold Sublette, USN16 January 1943 - 24 August 1944
    07LCDR John Philbin Conway, USN24 August 1944 - 11 October 1945
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

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