USS Roy O. Hale DE was an Edsall -class destroyer escort in service with the United States Navy from to and from 336 She was scrapped in Roy Orestus Hale Jr. He graduated from the U. Failing escorts return from that mission, Hale was pd killed in action and was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement in aerial combat and his " She was laid down on 13 September by the Consolidated Steel Corp.
Roy O. Hale, mother of Lieutenant junior grade Hale ; and commissioned on 3 FebruaryLt. William W. Bowie, USNRin escort. Following shakedown off BermudaRoy O. Hale served as a training ship for pre-commissioning details of escort crews in 336 Bay and provided escort services between New York and Norfolk, Virginia. On 1 July she departed Norfolk, Virginia, on the first of seven transatlantic convoys.
Engaged in that duty until the surrender of Germany, her first convoy consisted of 24 ships 336 for TarantoItaly. On 20 July 4 days after reaching her destination, she was at sea with the return convoy which she left at New York on 3 August. From 24 August to 27 September, she made another escort run to Italy, then shifted to the North Atlantic sealanes.
Between 30 October and 3 Juneshe escorted five transatlantic convoys from the United States to escorts in the United Kingdom and France. After an overhaul, the destroyer 336 departed Norfolk for the Pacific on 13 July. She underwent refresher training off Cuba, then continued on to San Diego, and was engaged in further training when hostilities ceased.
On 26 August, she sailed for Pearl Harbor 336, arriving on 2 September for a month of escort and plane guard duty. On 17 October she returned to San Diego with veterans awaiting discharge, then proceeded to Panama and the east coast. Back in the Norfolk area by 3 November, Roy O. She was decommissioned on 11 July and was berthed there, with the Atlantic Reserve Fleetuntil ordered activated to participate in the continental air defense program established escorts the s.
In DecemberRoy O. Hale entered the Boston Navy Yard for conversion to a radar picket escort. Based at Newport, Rhode Island 336, as of 2 July, she continued that duty, steaming on alternate radar picket stations from Newfoundland to the Azores into the s. Although primarily employed in the early warning programshe was called on to enforce an treaty for the protection of international submarine cables in February There escort no indications of intentions "other than fishing.
In lateRoy O. Hale again prepared for inactivation. For other ships with the same name, see USS Hale. Edsall -class destroyer escorts.
Davis Herbert C. Jones Douglas L. Howard Farquhar J. Hale Dale W. Peterson Martin H. Post-World War II operators. Preceded by: Cannon class Followed by: Rudderow class.
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