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|165k||Charles H. Hammann was born on 16 March 1892 in Baltimore, Maryland and was appointed an Ensign in the Naval Reserve Flying Corps during World War I. On 21 August 1918, while
piloting a Navy seaplane near Pola, he landed on the Adriatic Sea to rescue Ensign George H. Ludlow, whose aircraft had been shot down by Austro-Hungarian forces. Though Hammann's plane was not
designed for two persons, and despite the risk of enemy attack, he successfully completed the rescue and returned to the base at Porto Corsini, Italy. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for this
exploit. Ensign Hammann lost his life while serving on active duty at Langley Field, Virginia, on 14 June 1919.
USS Hammann (DE 131) (1943-1945) was the second ship named in his honor, she was preceded by DD 412 (1939-1942).
(U.S. Navy photo #NH79440 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|248k||21 March 1944: off Brooklyn, N.Y. - Two starboard side views of Hammann taken in misty waters near the New York Navy Yard.
(U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-131 19-N-64204 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of Chris Wright)
(U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-131 19-N-64205 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of Chris Wright)
|56k||underway, late 1943 or early 1944.||Fay L. Eaton|
|101k||30 October 1944: the Atlantic Ocean - USS Hammann (DE 131) is shown in an aerial photo from the starboard side wearing camouflage 32/3D modified. This
photo was taken ten miles south of Long Island from an aircraft from Lakehurst NAS.
(U.S. Navy Photo #80-G-286098 from the United States National Archives)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|46k||August 1945: View of Hammann from USS Brough (DE 148) near Hawaii. Hammann is painted in camouflage measure 32, and on
the horizon two more ships are visible.
(Photo from the Judson Goodrich Collection)
|John N. Adriani, Sr.|
|View the USS Hammann (DE 131) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Hammann's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 17 May 1943 - 15 Sep. 1943||Lcdr. Rodman Drake DeKay, USNR (Comm. CO) (New York City, N.Y.)|
|2.) 15 Sep. 1943 - 26 Apr. 1944||Lcdr. John D. Miller Jr., USNR|
|3.) 26 Apr. 1944 - 21 Nov. 1945||Lcdr. Charles Lessington Gould, USNR (Youngstown, Oh.)|
|4.) 21 Nov. 1945 - 14 Jan. 1946||Lt. Edward L. Pepper, USNR|
|5.) 14 Jan. 1946 - 10 May 1946||Lt.(jg) David Stewart Alcorn, USNR (Decomm. CO) (Germantown, Pa.)|
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