USS Hutchins
DD 476 (Fletcher class)

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Builder:         Boston Navy Yard
Laid Down:  	 September 27, 1941
Launched:        February 20, 1942
Commissioned:  	 November 17, 1942
Decommissioned:  November 30, 1945
Fate:            Heavily damaged by suicide boat  
                 April 27, 1945 Off Okinawa; sold for 
                 scrap 01/10/48

We are seeking information on the USS Hutchins and her crews. Files and photos may be E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into these pages.

The E-mail:

Subject: Hutchins DD 476
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004
From: Nik Roosevelt

Dear Mr. Roberts,

My name is Nik Roosevelt and I am the grandson of one of the crewmembers that was on the Hutchins during WWII. I realy apreciate what you are doing with your web page and I am sure that my grandfather, John Roosevelt, would love it as well if I could ever convince him to come near a computer. He served abourd the Hutchins as a Gunners Mate for the final three years of the war. Thank you for honering him and his shipmates with this site.

One other thing. I wanted to make a slight correnction to the information you have on the Hutchins. It was heavily damaged by a kamikaze moter boat full of explosives, not a kamikaze airplane. The boat pulled up next to the Hutchins and detonated, causing severe damage to the engines and hull. The war ended before repairs where complete, and the Hutchins was then sold off as scrap.

Again, thank you for this website, and if you have any questions or would like any information about my grandfather and what he can remember about his time onboard, you can e-mail me at

Nik Roosevelt

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Photo 002 Theodore C Dobbs Jr., EM2
Contributed by: Jan Barton

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