USS Douglas H. Fox (DD 779)
Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Allen M. Sumner|
|Built by||Todd-Pacific Shipyards, Inc. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||31 Jan 1944|
|Launched||30 Sep 1944|
|Commissioned||26 Dec 1944|
|End service||15 Dec 1973|
Decommissioned 21 April and recommissioned 15 November 1950.
Commands listed for USS Douglas H. Fox (DD 779)
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|1||T/Cdr. Ray Maurer Pitts, USN||26 Dec 1944||13 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Douglas H. Fox include:
31 Mar 1945
USS Douglas H. Fox arrived at Pearl Harbor.
21 Apr 1945
USS Douglas H. Fox departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Okinawa.
5 May 1945
USS Douglas H. Fox arrived in the Okinawa area.
17 May 1945
USS Douglas H. Fox (Cmdr Raymond Maurer Pitts) is damaged by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa in position 25°59'N, 126°54'E. 7 members of her crew were killed and 35 were wounded in this attack.
23 Jun 1945
USS Douglas H. Fox arrived at San Francisco, California to repair the damage done in the May 17th attack.
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