USS Hammann, a 1200-ton Edsall class escort ship, was built at Orange, Texas. Commissioned in May 1943, she served on convoy escort duties in the Atlantic throughout the remainder of the European part of World War II, protecting Allied shipping between the United States, North Africa and England against German submarines. Hammann tranferred to the Pacific in July 1945, but the war ended before she reached the combat zone. She returned to the Atlantic in September and was decommissioned in October 1945. From then until she was sold in January 1974, USS Hammann was laid up in the reserve fleet at Green Cove Springs, Florida, and later at Orange, Texas.
USS Hammann was named in honor of Ensign Charles H. Hammann, USNRF (1892-1919), who won the Medal of Honor for heroism during World War I.
The Naval Historical Center photographic collection contains no pictures of USS Hammann (DE-131), but this page provides information on views of her that may be available from the National Archives.
The images listed below are NOT in
the Naval Historical Center's collections.
DO NOT try to obtain them using the procedures described in our page "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions.".
USS Hammann (DE-131), underway off the Virginia Capes, 27 July 1943.
Port broadside aerial view, taken from a NAS Weeksville, North Carolina, blimp (squadron ZP-14) flying at an altitude of 250 feet. Hammann was on course 090 in position 36 54'N, 74 57'W.
USS Hammann (DE-131), underway on 25 March 1944.
Port bow aerial view, taken from a NAS New York, NY, aircraft, flying at an altitude of 300 feet.
Reproductions of these images should be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system for pictures not held by the Naval Historical Center.
The images listed above are NOT in the Naval Historical Center's collections. DO NOT try to obtain them using the procedures described in our page "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions.".
15 April 1999