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Hopkins (DMS-13)



Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Queen - Mike

ex-DD-249


Clemson Class Destroyer/Chandler Class Highspeed Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 30 July 1919 by the New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, NJ
  • Launched 26 June 1920
  • Commissioned USS Hopkins (DD-249), 21 March 1921
  • Reclassified and converted to a High Speed Minesweeper, DMS-13, 19 November 1940
  • Decommissioned 31 December 1945 at Norfolk, VA
  • Struck from the Navy Register 8 January 1946
  • Sold for scrap 8 November 1946 to Heglo Sales Corp. of Hillsdale, NJ.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,190 t. (lt), 1,750 t. (fl)
  • Length 314' 5"
  • Beam 31' 8"
  • Draft 12' 2"
  • Speed 30.8 kts.
  • Complement 149
  • Armament: Three 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts and one twin 40mm mount
  • Propulsion: Three White-Forster boilers, two 26,000shp Westinghouse geared turbines, Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    USS Hopkins (DD 249)
    Hopkins 439k Photo DD 249-1 from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum Darryl Baker
    USS Hopkins (DMS 13)
    Hopkins 18k - Hyperwar U.S. Navy in World War II
    Hopkins 89k . .
    Hopkins 312k 28 June 1942
    Off Mare Island
    U.S. Navy photo 3574-42 from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum
    Darryl Baker
    Hopkins 104k Hopkins steams past the transport area between Guadalcanal and Tulagi, 8 August 1942. Ship burning in the left center distance is USS George F. Elliott (AP 13), which had been hit by a Japanese air attack earlier in the day.
    National Archives photo 80-G-34683.
    Naval Historical Center
    Hopkins 108k Stern view of Hopkins off Mare Island on 22 September 1943.
    U.S. Navy photo 6659-43
    Darryl Baker
    Hopkins 340k 22 September 1943
    Off Mare Island
    U.S. Navy photo 6660-43 from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum
    Original photo: Hyperwar U.S. Navy in World War II
    Replacement photo: Darryl Baker
    Hopkins 105k Broadside view of Hopkins off Mare Island on 22 September 1943. She was in overhaul at the shipyard from 17 June - 22 September 1943
    U.S. Navy photo 6661-43
    Darryl Baker
    Hopkins 310k 22 September 1943
    Off Mare Island
    U.S. Navy photo 6662-43 from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum
    Hopkins 97k Bow view of Hopkins off Mare Island on 22 September 1943.
    U.S. Navy photo 6663-43
    Hopkins 85k Signaling to USS George Clymer (APA-27) in Empress Augusta Bay during the invasion of Bougainville, 1 November 1943.
    National Archives photo 80-G-55757
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Carlos Augustus Bailey, USN21 March 1921 - 4 February 1922
    02CDR Rufus Wellington Mathewson, USN4 February 1922 - 12 June 1923
    03LCDR Alfred Thomas Clay, USN12 June 1923 - 24 June 1926
    04LCDR Roman Burchart Hammes, USN24 June 1926 - 1 November 1927
    05LCDR Arthur Wallace Dunn, Jr., USN1 November 1927 - December 1930
    06LCDR Robert Dudley Kirkpatrick, USNDecember 1930 - 11 July 1931
    07CDR Scott Bartlett McFarlane, USN11 July 1931
    08LCDR Thomas Benjamin Fitzpatrick, USN1933
    09LCDR James Lemuel Holloway, Jr., USNJune 1934 - December 1934
    10LCDR Henry Young McCown, USNDecember 1934 - December 1936
    11LCDR John Stewardson Crenshaw, USN1937
    12LCDR John Sylvester Harper, USN1938
    13LCDR Omer Archibald Kneeland, USN4 April 1939
    14LCDR Robley Westland Clark, USN8 August 1940
    15LT H. Still, USNR1941
    16LT William Tenney Duttonl, USN - USNA Class of 193410 December 1941
    17LCDR Benjamin Coe, USN10 April 1942
    18LCDR Francis Marion Peters, Jr., USN12 December 1942 - 26 July 1943
    19LT Alton Louis Clifford "Red" Waldron, USN26 July 1943 - 26 May 1944
    20LCDR Douglas P. Payne, USN26 May 1944 - 6 September 1945
    21LT Robert Louis Jacobs, USN6 September 1945 - 21 December 1945
    ??CDR John Walter Wilcox, Jr., USN.
    ??LCDR George Frederick Hussey, Jr., USN.
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    View the Hopkins (DMS-13)
    DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway website
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    NavSource Destroyer Pages, USS Hopkins (DD-249)
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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