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 DD-17; 
                 Sunk by Chile Nov. 11, 1998

Welcome to the Official site of the USS Douglas H. Fox (DD779) Association

This site was last updated on February 23, 2014

The next reunion of the U.S.S. Douglas H. Fox DD-779 Association will be held in Lisle, IL on September 18-24th.


For information about the reunion or joining the Association, contact Joe Sczyrek, President at

  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

Association members are urged to submit articles or photos for our newsletter "Fox On The Loose" to or mail them to USS Douglas H Fox DD-779 Association, P.O. Box 717, Roseland NJ 07068.".

Members are also asked to review our Crew List, by clicking on the 'The Crew' button below. There are many shipmates with missing or incorrect information. We need your help - Please email with any corrections and or additions.

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