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|176k||Harry McLaren Pinckney Huse was born on 8 December 1858 at the US Military Academy, West Point NY, where his father was then stationed. He graduated from the U.S.
Naval Academy in June 1878 and had extensive service at sea over the next decade, plus duty ashore, notably at the Naval Academy. During the 1898 war with Spain Lt. Huse was XO of the
gunboat Gloucester. In the early 1900s Lcdr Huse was stationed in the Philippines, where he commanded the gunboat Villalobos. This was followed by nearly five
years at the Naval Academy as, among other things, instructor of mathematics.
Promoted to the rank of Commander in 1907, Huse was CO of the monitor Nevada and later the supply ship Celtic. After his promotion to Captain in 1909, he was
Captain of the Yard at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, commanded the battleship Vermont, attended the Naval War College and, in 1914-1915, was Chief of Staff to Radm. Frank Friday
Fletcher. As a result of his conduct during the landings at Vera Cruz, Mexico, in April 1914, Captain Huse was awarded the Medal of Honor.
Huse reached the Rank of Rear Admiral in mid-1916, while at the War College. He held Navy Department positions through the World War I years, followed in 1919 by command of the Atlantic Training Fleet. From late 1919 to early 1921 he served as senior US Navy representative on the Allied Naval Armistice Commission and the Naval Inter-Allied Commission of Control, then as Commander, U.S. Naval Forces in European Waters. After returning to the United States he was Commandant of the Third Naval District, headquartered at New York City, and as a member of the Navy's General Board. Radm. Huse retired in December 1922, later receiving the retirement rank of Vice Admiral. A Washington, DC resident for the rest of his life, Vadm. Huse died at Bethesda Naval Hospital on 14 May 1942.
USS Huse (DE 145) (1943-1965) was the first ship to be named in his honor. (Naval History and Heritage Command Photo #NH1207)
|482k||20 March 1944: off Brooklyn, N.Y. - A low level port quarter view of Huse taken off the southern coast of Brooklyn. Huse was in the New York Navy
Yard for a short overhaul betweeen asignments as an Atlantic convoy escort.
(U.S. Navy photo #NARA CP-DE-145-19-N-63911 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of Chris Wright)
|120k||12 December 1944: the Atlantic Ocean - Huse operating with an escort carrier. (U.S. Navy photo #80-G-350736 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)||Fred Weiss|
|74k||circa mid-50s: location unknown - highline transfer from Brough (DE 148) to Huse.||William T. Bullard|
|89k||1950’s: Huse in harbor. (U.S. Navy photo #NHC 82337-KN from the from the Naval History and Heritage Command)||Fred Weiss|
|671k||circa late 1950's: Key West, Fla. - An undated photo of a change of command ceremony being held on the pier head at Trumbo Annex, U.S. Naval Station, Key West,
Fla. On the left are Huse (DE 145) with Snowden (DE 246) behind her. On the right are
Howard D. Crow (DE 252) with Greenwood
(DE 679) tied up behind her.
(Photo #MM00039629x from the Wright Langley Collection, courtesy of the Florida Keys Public Libraries)
England, United Kingdom
|35k||March 1962: Key West Naval Annex (Photo © Fred Weiss)||Fred Weiss|
|95k||date / location unknown||Bob Hurst|
England, United Kingdom
|74k||11 June 1974: the Dep't of Defense Bid List for the scrapping of DE's 145 and 152 (Huse and Peterson).||Ed Zajkowski|
|8th Naval District
|NavSta Key West
Base Newspaper Article
|View the USS Huse (DE 145) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Huse's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 30 Aug. 1943 - 28 Dec. 1943||Lcdr. William A. Sessions, USNR (Comm. CO) (Great Neck, Long Island, N.Y.)|
|2.) 28 Dec. 1943 - 02 Jun. 1944||Lcdr. Robert Hume Wanless, USNR|
|3.) 02 Jun. 1944 - 16 Nov. 1945||Lcdr. James Hervey Batcheller Jr., USN (USNA ‘41) (Corvallis, Ore.)|
|4.) 16 Nov. 1945 - 27 Mar. 1946||Lt.(jg) James A. Johnson, USNR (Decomm. CO)|
|5.) 03 Aug. 1951 - 22 Sep. 1953||Lcdr. Frederick Wilhelm Ziegler (Recomm. CO)|
|6.) 22 Sep. 1953 - .. Jul. 1955||Cmdr. Richard Street White III|
|7.) .. Jul. 1955 - .. .... ....||Cmdr. Harry Zellner Miller (Philadelphia, Pa.)|
|8.) .. .... 1957 - .. .... ....||Lcdr. Lawrence Albert Kempf (Stillwater, Minn.)|
|9.) .. .... 1959 - .. .... ....||Lcdr. William Booth Murray, Jr. (New London, Conn.)|
|10.) 27 Nov. 1959 - .. .... ....||Lcdr. Bert M. Atkinson (USNA '46) (Newnan, Ga.)|
|11.) 15 Jul. 1961 - .. .... ....||Cmdr. George F. Koury (USMMA '43) (Brooklyn, N.Y.)|
|12.) .. .... 1963 - 30 Jun. 1965||Lcdr. Fred Floyd Ames, Jr. (Decomm.) (Norfolk, Va.)|
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