USS Hambleton  DD455

Casualty List

Navy US Navy
Type Destroyer
Class Bristol 
Pennant DD 455 
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.