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Displacement 2395 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 348' 4"(oa) x 36' 1" x 13' 2" (Max)
Armament 4 x 5"/38AA, 6 x 0.5" MG, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 50,000 SHP; Westinghouse Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 12 Knots, Crew 208.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Federal Shipbuilding, Kearny NJ May 7 1942.
Launched September 15 1942 and commissioned October 31 1942.
Fate Sunk by German aircraft off Gela Sicily July 10 1943.
210 of her crew were lost with the ship and remain on duty.

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-William A. T. Maddox, born in Charles County, Md., in 1814, commanded a volunteer company in the Creek and Seminole Wars in 1836, and was appointed 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps 14 October 1837. Serving in the Mexican War, he was breveted captain for "gallant and meritorious conduct" as Military Commandant of the Middle District of California during a Mexican uprising at Monterey and during the Battle of Santa Clara, 3 January 1847. Captain Maddox retired in 1880 and died in Washington, D.C., 1 January 1889.Robert M. Cieri
Maddox 82kArtist's conception of the Maddox as she appeared in World War II by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.Navy Yard Associates
Maddox 186kUSS Maddox (DD-622) ready for launching at the Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey, on 15 September 1942. Note sign below flag. Source: United States National Archives, Photo No. 19-N-36529.Mike Green
Maddox 103kKearny, N.J., the U.S.S. Maddox (DD-622), named in honor of the late Capt. William A. T. Maddox of the Marine Corps, slides down the ways at the Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company Yards Sept. 15. The U.S.S. Nelson (DD-623), which was launched a few minutes later, can be seen on the right. ACME Photo from the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History.Bill Gonyo
Maddox 137kUSS Maddox (DD-622) is launched at Kearny, New Jersey, on 15 September 1942. Source: United States National Archives, Photo No. 19-N-36524.Tommy Trampp/Mike Green
Maddox 64kSouvenir button of the launching of the USS Maddox (DD-622) and USS Nelson (DD-623) on September 15 1942. Courtesy of Kerman
Maddox 65kUSS Maddox off Kearny, New Jersey on October 30 1942.Gerd Matthes
Maddox 114kUSS Maddox (DD-622) off Kearny, New Jersey, 30 October 1942. Source: United States National Archives, Photo No. 19-N-36532.
Maddox 243kUSS Maddox(DD-622) underway off New York City on November 17, 1942. Photo source: United States National Archives, Photo No. 19-N-36453.Mike Green
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USS Maddox (DD-622) underway off New York, 17 November 1942.
Mike Green
Maddox 102kUSS Thorn (DD-647), USS Maddox (DD-622) and USS Butler (DD-636) at Brooklyn Navy Yard during 1943.Ron Reeves
Maddox 70kEarly 1943 port bow view of the USS Maddox (DD-622) at New York Navy Yard.Mike Green
Maddox 154kMay 24 1943 at New York Navy Yard, USS Glennon (DD-620) with USS Maddox (DD-622) front left and front right is USS Butler (DD-636).Ed Zajkowski

USS MADDOX DD-622 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Eugene Sylvester Sarsfield    Oct 31 1942 - Jul 10 1943

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Cliff Gillespie
Phone: 714-960-5283
E-mail: None

Note About Contacts.

The contact listed, Was the contact at the time for this ship when located. If another person now is the contact, E-mail me and I will update this entry. These contacts are compiled from various sources over a long period of time and may or may not be correct. Every effort has been made to list the newest contact if more than one contact was found.

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