USS Douglas H. Fox
DD 779 (Sumner class)

Photo of an Oil Painting made by Don Stone N.A. in
1952 who was at that time stationed aboard the Fox.

Builder:         Todd-Pacific, Seattle
Laid Down:       January 31, 1944
Launched:        September 30, 1944
Commissioned:    December 26, 1944
Decommissioned:  December 15, 1973
Fate:            To Chile January 8 1974, 
                 renamed Ministro Portales; 
				 broken up in 1990

If you have bookmarked this site, the ship has a new website for all Fox shipmates: USS Douglas H. Fox (DD779).

  1. Index
  2. Dedication to LCDR Douglas H. Fox and the USS Barton (DD 599)
  3. History, USS Douglas H. Fox DD-779
  4. Commissioning Order December 26, 1944
  5. Kamikaze Attack, May 17, 1945
  6. Cmdr. Pitt's After-Action Report May 24, 1945
  7. Post War Activities 1946-47
  8. Mine Hit Off Triest 1947
  9. Korean War Action And Other Events 1952-1953
  10. World Cruise - 1954
  11. a) Activities During the 1960's
    b) Boiler-room Fire 1968
  12. James E. Williams, BM3c Medal of Honor Winner

March 2009: This site has been revised and updated. Contact is Bill Oliver at:, 770-394-5657, or the Douglas H. Fox Association. Members are urged to submit articles or photos for "FOX ON THE LOOSE," the Association's Newsletter, to Dave England, Editor, at:

Contributed by: Ed Marsden & Shari Marsden
1954: Homeward bound - Fox's world cruise.

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