From the “Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships,” 
(1968) Vol. 3, p.331.


Displacement:  1,200 t.
Length:  306’
Beam:  36’7”
Draft:  8’7”
Speed:  21 k.
Complement:  186
Armament:  3 3”; 2 40mm; 8 20mm; 3 21” torpedo tubes;
	2 depth charge tracks;
	8 depth charge projectors;
	1 hedge hog
Class:  EDSALL

	HILL (DE-141) was launched 28 February 1943 by the 
Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Tex.; sponsored by Mrs. 
Edward Hill, widow of Chief Boatswain Hill; and commissioned 
there 16 August 1943, Lt. Comdr. G. R Keating in command.

	After shakedown out of Bermuda, HILL tested new torpedo 
explosives and engaged in training along the New England 
coast.  Departing Hampton Roads 5 December, HILL escorted a 
convoy to Casablanca via Ponta del Gada, Azores, and 
returned to the States 18 January 1944.  During the next 
year, the destroyer escort made four more transatlantic 
voyages to the North African coast as Allied forces pushed 
up the Italian peninsula and began their assault on southern 
France.  On her fourth voyage, HILL performed antisubmarine 
patrol at Bahia, Brazil, and Cape Town, South Africa.

	Following operations in the Caribbean, February-March 
1945, HILL proceeded to Argentia, Newfoundland, 3 April to 
serve as convoy screen and plane guard for escort carrier 
MISSION BAY (CVE-59).  After repairs at New York, she 
participated in training exercises until sailing for the 
Caribbean 2 July.  Two weeks later, HILL sailed for the 
Pacific via the Canal Zone.  En route to Hawaii, HILL 
received word of Japanese capitulation and, after putting in 
at Pearl Harbor sailed for home again.  HILL reached Green 
Cove Springs, Fla., via San Pedro, the Panama Canal, and 
Charleston 27 October 1945.  She decommissioned and was 
placed in reserve there 7 June 1946 where she remains.

	[Stricken from the Navy Register on 1 October 1972, 
HILL was sold on 18 January 1974.

K. Jack Bauer and Stephen S. Roberts, “Register of Ships of 
the U. S. Navy, 1775-1990,” p.224.]

Transcribed by Michael Hansen