USS Hall (DD-583)

History

United States

Name:
USS Hall

Namesake:
Elijah Hall

Builder:
Boston Navy Yard

Laid down:
16 April 1942

Launched:
18 July 1942

Sponsored by:
Mrs. Elizabeth Williams Greenleaf

Commissioned:
6 July 1943

Decommissioned:
10 December 1946

Struck:
1 September 1975

Identification:
DD-583

Fate:
Transferred to Hellenic Navy, 9 February 1960

Greece

Name:
Lonchi

Acquired:
9 February 1960

Decommissioned:
1 October 1990

Struck:
10 October 1990

Identification:
D56

Fate:
Scrapped, 1997

General characteristics

Class and type:
Fletcher-class destroyer

Displacement:
2,050 tons

Length:
376 ft 6 in (114.76 m)

Beam:
39 ft 8 in (12.09 m)

Draft:
17 ft 9 in (5.41 m)

Propulsion:
60,000 shp (45,000 kW); 2 propellers

Speed:
35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph)

Range:
6,500 nmi (12,000 km; 7,500 mi) at 15 kn (28 km/h; 17 mph)

Complement:
329

Armament:

5 × 5 in (127 mm)/38 cal. guns
4 × 40 mm AA guns,
4 × 20 mm AA guns,
10 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes,
6 × depth charge projectors,
2 × depth charge tracks

USS Hall (DD-583) was a Fletcher-class destroyer of the United States Navy, named for Lieutenant Elijah Hall (1742–1830), who served in the Continental Navy under John Paul Jones.[citation needed] Hall entered service in 1943 and deployed to the Pacific theater. Following the war, the ship was placed in reserve until 1959, when she was sold to the Hellenic Navy and renamed Lonchi. The destroyer remained in service with the Hellenic Navy until 1990 and was scrapped in 1997.

Contents

1 Construction and career

1.1 1944
1.2 1945
1.3 Greek service

2 Awards
3 References

Construction and career[edit]
Hall was laid down by the Boston Navy Yard 16 April 1942 and was launched on 18 July 1942, sponsored by Mrs. Elizabeth Williams Greenleaf, great-granddaughter of Lt. Hall. The ship was commissioned on 6 July 1943, with Commander J. F. Delaney in command.
Hall departed Boston, Massachusetts on 11 August 1943, for shakedown training off the East Coast, then reported for duty at Norfolk, Virginia on 28 September. As an escort for French transport Richelieu, she sailed for Boston on 2 October, returning three days later. She continued escort duties in the Norfolk and Boston areas until departing 5 November for special duty with the destroyers Halligan and Macomb. The three destroy

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