USS Hambleton DD455
|Built by||Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||16 Oct 1940|
|Launched||26 Sep 1941|
|Commissioned||22 Dec 1941|
|End service||15 Jan 1955|
Completed in December
1941. On 19 Mar, 1942, USS Hambleton rescued six
survivors from the Ceiba, which had been sunk by
U-124 (Mohr) two days earlier.
In June 1944 USS Hambleton (DD 455) took part in the Normandy landings (is credited with sinking one E-boat and one damaged) and later the landings in Southern France.
Converted to High Speed Minesweeper DMS-20 on 15 November 1944.From 28 August to 20 November 1945, the minesweeper swept 184 mines in the Tokyo Bay.
Decommissioned 15 January 1955.
Reclassified back to destroyer DD-455 on 16 January 1955.
Stricken 1 June 1971.
Sold 22 November 1972 and broken up for scrap.