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This web site is dedicated to the World War II Crewmembers and families of the USS HUDSON DD475.
Built by Robert E. (Bob) Ross, RMCS, US Navy (RET) who served on the USS HUDSON DD475.

Thanks to everyone who contributed information and photos.


USS HUDSON DD475
REUNION INFORMATION

REUNION LOCATION HAS BEEN CHANGED.....

USS HUDSON REUNION INFO FOR SEPT 20 THRU SEPT 23, 2006 AT BEST WESTERN HOTEL, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS HAS BEEN POSTED.
Click link below to view:
Hudson Secretary Report/Reunion Information Index


USS HUDSON DD475 STATISTICS

STANDARD DISPLACEMENT: 2.050 tons
ARMAMENT: Five 5-in .38 caliber dual purpose guns,
LENGTH OVERALL: 375 ft. 0 in. ten 21-in. torpedo tubes and smaller AA guns.
BEAM: 39 ft. 4in.
SPEED: 35 knots
COMPLEMENT: 300 men plus


The following information provided by Dan Darvishian. His father, Harry Darvishian served aboard the Hudson.

* The Navy sold USS Hudson , DD-475, to Zidell Dismantling/The Zidell Companies, 3121 Moody Ave., Portland, Oregon, 97201. (503) 228-8691.
*Contract number: 16-4023-004.
* Tonnage: 2,120
* Bid price: $161,387.87
* Date awarded: 11-27-73
* Arrived Tacoma, WA, 12-13-73, where she was dismantled.
* Scrapping commenced: 12-14-73
* Demilitarized: 02-20-74
* Scrapping completed: 03-07-74
* Returned government items: 04-11-74


USS HUDSON DD475 Earned 8 Battle Stars


USS HUDSON DD475 Battle Record

I was told The Officer is LT Hawthorn
Explanation of above photograph:

1.JAP Aircraft we shot down:---- 9
2.Shore Bombardments:----------- 8
3.JAP Submarines sunk:---------- 1
4.CAP (Combat Air Patrol:------ 33

(CAP's are aircraft the Ship directed to engage enemy aircraft).
Awarded Navy Unit Commendation for Okinawa Duty


THE FOLLOWING SENT TO ME FROM BUREAU OF NAVAL PERSONNEL 22 JAN 1962.

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	          THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
		         WASHINGTON

The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in commending the
UNITED STATES SHIP HUDSON

for service as follows:

"For outstanding heroism in action as a fighter direction ship on radar picket station during the Okinawa Campaign, from 1 April to 10 May 1945. A gallant fighting ship, the HUDSON, her officers and her men withstood the stress and perils of vital radar picket duty to prevent the Japanese from striking in force the Naval forces off the Okinawa beachhead; achieving a distinctive combat record which attest the teamwork, courage and skill of her entire company and enhances the finest traditions of the United States Naval Services."

All personnel attached to and serving on board the U.S.S. HUDSON from April 1, to May 10, 1945, are authorized to wear the NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION Ribbon.

/s/ James Forrestal JAMES FORRESTAL Secretary of the Navy


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