U.S.S. Hopewell (1918)

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U.S.S. Hopewell (1918)
Hull Number: DD-181
Builder: Newport News[1]
Laid down: 19 Jan, 1918[2]
Launched: 8 Jan, 1918[3]
Commissioned: 21 Mar, 1919[4]
Decommissioned: 17 Jul, 1922[5]
Torpedoed: 19 Aug, 1941[6]
Fate: as H.M.S. Bath
U.S.S. Hopewell was one of one hundred and eleven Wickes class destroyers completed for the U.S. Navy.


Hopewell was commissioned on 22 March, 1919 under the command of Lieutenant Commander Robert E. Rogers.

Hopewell was one of the fifty U.S. destroyers transferred to the Royal Navy for World War II, becoming H.M.S. Bath. She served in the R.N. only briefly before being transferred to Norway as H.No.M.S. Bath.


See Also


  1. Friedman. U.S. Destroyers. p. 433.
  2. Friedman. U.S. Destroyers. p. 433.
  3. Friedman. U.S. Destroyers. p. 433.
  4. Friedman. U.S. Destroyers. p. 433.
  5. Friedman. U.S. Destroyers. p. 433.
  6. Friedman. U.S. Destroyers. p. 433.
  7. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  8. Uboat.net page on the ship.


Wickes Class Destroyer
Wickes Philip Woolsey Evans Little
Kimberly Sigourney Gregory Stringham Dyer
Colhoun Stevens McKee Robinson Ringgold
McKean Harding Gridley Fairfax Taylor
Bell Stribling Murray Israel Luce
Maury Lansdale Mahan Schley Champlin
Mugford Chew Hazelwood Williams Crane
Hart Ingraham Ludlow Rathburne Talbot
Waters Dent Dorsey Lea Lamberton
Radford Montgomery Breese Gamble Ramsay
Tattnall Badger Twiggs Babbitt De Long
Jacob Jones Buchanan Aaron Ward Hale Crowninshield
Tillman Boggs Kilty Kennison Ward
Claxton Hamilton Tarbell Yarnall Upshur
Greer Elliot Roper Breckinridge Barney
Blakely Biddle Du Pont Bernadou Ellis
Cole J. Fred Talbott Dickerson Leary Schenck
Herbert Palmer Thatcher Walker Crosby
Meredith Bush Cowell Maddox Foote
Kalk Burns Anthony Sproston Rizal
Mackenzie Renshaw O'Bannon Hogan Howard
  Stansbury Hopewell Thomas  
  Haraden Abbot Bagley  
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