USS Hoel (DD 533)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||4 Jun 1942|
|Launched||19 Dec 1942|
|Commissioned||29 Jul 1943|
|Lost||25 Oct 1944|
|Loss position||11° 46'N, 126° 33'E|
Sunk by Japanese warships off Samar on 25 October 1944 in position 11º46'N, 126º33'E. 252 of her crew were lost and only 88 were rescued by the USS LCI 74/337/340/341; PC 623/1119.All were wounded/injured and these include the Commanding Officer Cdr. Kintberger and Cdr. W.D. Thomas commanding Destroyer Division 93 who was aboard as well.
Commands listed for USS Hoel (DD 533)
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|1||T/Cdr. William Dow Thomas, USN||29 Jul 1943||Oct 1944|
|2||T/Cdr. Leon Samuel Kintberger, USN||Oct 1944||25 Oct 1944|
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