Allied Warships

USS Douglas H. Fox (DD 779)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 779 
Built byTodd-Pacific Shipyards, Inc. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down31 Jan 1944 
Launched30 Sep 1944 
Commissioned26 Dec 1944 
End service15 Dec 1973 

Decommissioned 21 April and recommissioned 15 November 1950.
Decommissioned and stricken 15 December 1973.
Transferred to Chile 8 January 1974 being renamed Ministro Portales.
Ministro Portales was stricken in 1990.
Ministro Portales was sunk off Cape Horn on 11 November 1998 at 15:47hours (Chilean time).


Commands listed for USS Douglas H. Fox (DD 779)

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1T/Cdr. Ray Maurer Pitts, USN26 Dec 194413 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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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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