USS Hoel
DD 533 (Fletcher class)

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Builder:         Bethlehem Steel, S.F. CA.
Laid Down:  	 June 4, 1942
Launched:        December 19, 1942
Commissioned:  	 July 29, 1943
Fate:            Sunk by Japanese Warships off 
                 Samar October 25 1944

We are seeking information on the USS Hoel and her crews. Files and photos may be E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into these pages.

The E-mail:


I have an original oil painting “TAFFY THREE” showing the DD-533 and the CVE-73.

The colors are much better than my photo. The painting is 2’ x 4’.

You can use the photo in your displays.

William J. Kastner, CAPT USN (Ret)
McLean, VA

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