Allied Warships

USS Lee Fox (DE 65)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 65 
Built byBethlehem Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down1 Mar 1943 
Launched29 May 1943 
Commissioned30 Aug 1943 
End service13 May 1946 

Converted to High Speed Transport and reclassified APD-45 on 23 February 1945.
Decommissioned 13 May 1946.
Stricken 1 September 1964.
Sold 31 January 1966 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Lee Fox (DE 65)

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1William Croft Jennings, USNR30 Aug 194321 Dec 1943
2Lt. William Graham Claytor, Jr., USNR21 Dec 194311 Oct 1944
3John Howard Uhl, USNR11 Oct 194420 Oct 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

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