This web site about the USS Hilbert, DE742 has been constructed as a tribute for its' crew and has been built and maintained by family, friends and fellow crew members. If you have information you would like to contribute about the ship or a crew member, including any pictures; please contact me, Robert Coalter. Or reach us via the Sons of Liberty Museum.

I created the first version of this website in 2007. My uncle Kyle Malcolm Coalter served on the Hilbert. I am one of the directors of the Sons of Liberty Museum and this website and material has been donated to this organization.

Sons of Liberty Museum

Saving Military History One Soldier at a Time is the slogan of the Sons of Liberty Museum, based in Dallas-Fort Worth Texas. With artifacts from the Civil War to the present day representing all branches of US military the SONS preserves history and provides educational programs.

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