USS Truxtun (DD 229)
Destroyer of the Clemson class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||William Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||3 Dec 1919|
|Launched||28 Sep 1920|
|Commissioned||16 Feb 1921|
|Lost||18 Feb 1942|
First she served in the Pacific, then when war broke out she escorted convoys in the Atlantic.
On 18 February, 1942 USS Truxtun (Lt.Cdr. Ralph Hickox, USN) ran aground in heavy weather on Ferryland Point, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, and almost immediately broke up. Despite the help of locals, 119 of her crew died and there were only 33 survivors. The Commanding officer Lt Cdr Ralph Hickox was amongst those who died in this tragedy.
Commands listed for USS Truxtun (DD 229)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||Lt.Cdr. Bruce Byron Adell, USN||19 Jan 1939||1 Jul 1940|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Harry Bailey Heneberger, USN||1 Jul 1940||3 Oct 1941|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Ralph Hickox, USN||3 Oct 1941||18 Feb 1942 (+)|
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