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USS William M. Hobby

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USS William M. Hobby (APD-95), ex-DE-236, was a United States Navy high-speed transport in commission from 1945 to 1946. Namesake William Matthews Hobby, Jr., was born on 27 July 1899 in Sylvania, Georgia. He was appointed a midshipman from the 1st Congressional District of Georgia on 20 June 1919, attended the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, and graduated in the class of 1923. After initial sea duty on the battleship from June 1923 to April 1925, Hobby underwent brief aviation instruction at Naval Air Station Pensacola at Pensacola, Florida. He then reported to the destroyer on 21 November 1925 and served in Kidder as she earned the Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal. Hobby then underwent submarine instruction at Submarine Base New London in New London, Connecticut, from late December 1927 to June 1928. He then travelled to the United States Asiatic Fleet, where he reported to the submarine tender on 10 August 1928, prior to his joining the submarine
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