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USS Truxtun (DD 229)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 229 
Built byWilliam Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down3 Dec 1919 
Launched28 Sep 1920 
Commissioned16 Feb 1921 
Lost18 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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1Lt.Cdr. Bruce Byron Adell, USN19 Jan 19391 Jul 1940
2Lt.Cdr. Harry Bailey Heneberger, USN1 Jul 19403 Oct 1941
3Lt.Cdr. Ralph Hickox, USN3 Oct 194118 Feb 1942 (+)

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Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

Blood on the Sea

Parkin, Robert Sinclair
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U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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