HILL DE 141
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
- Edsall Class Type FMR Destroyer Escort
- USS HILL DE-141
Commissioned August 16 1943 - Decommissioned June 7 1946
Stricken October 1 1972
Sold January 18 1974 for scrap
Keel Laid December 21 1942 - Launched February 28 1943
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- Covers Page 1 (1946)
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NAMESAKE - Named in Honor of Chief Boatswain Edwin Joseph Hill USN (October 4 1894 - December 7 1941) killed in Pearl Harbor attack while serving on USS NEVADA BB-36. Chief Boatswain Hill led his men of the linehandling details of the USS NEVADA to the quays, cast off the lines and swam back to his ship. Later, while on the forecastle, attempting to let go the anchors, he was blown overboard and killed by the explosion of several bombs. Hill was posthumously awarded The Medal of Honor for distinguished conduct in the line of his profession, extraordinary courage, and disregard of his own safety
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal
European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal
WWII Victory Medal
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