DD 533 (Fletcher class)
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.
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)
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