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USS Fogg (DE 57)

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - D - R - B
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive)
Second Row: American Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - WWII Victory Medal

Class: Buckley
Type: TE (turbine-electric drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1400 tons (light), 1740 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 6,000 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 198
Fogg (DE 57) Building and Operational Data:
  • 04 December 1942: Keel laid by the Bethlehem Steel Corp. Hingham, Mass.
  • 20 March 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Adelbert W. Fogg, mother of Lieutenant (junior grade) Fogg
  • 07 July 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr. Charles F. Adams, Jr., USNR, in command
  • 01 July 1945: Conversion to DER commenced at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, completed
  • 02 October 1945: Conversion completed
  • 27 October 1945: Celebrated Navy Day at Portland, Me. in company with Portland (CA 33), Bordelon (DD 881), Walsh (APD 111), and Balao (SS 285)
  • 27 October 1947: Decommissioned at Charleston, S.C. after 4 years and 3⅔ months of service
  • 18 March 1949: Reclassified DER 57
  • 28 October 1954: Reclassified DE 57
  • 02 November 1963: While being towed from Charleston to Norfolk by USS Penobscot (ATA 188) during Hurricane "Ginny", the tow line parted leaving Fogg adrift
  • 03 November 1963: Tow recovered, arrived safely in Norfolk
  • 01 April 1965: Struck from the NVR
  • 04 January 1966: Sold for scrapping to the Portsmouth Salvage Co., Chesapeake, Va.

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    63k Carleton Thayer Fogg was born on 19 August 1917, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Adalbert Wilbur Fogg, and raised in Lynn, Massachusetts. He graduated from the North Yarmouth Academy, attended the University of Maine, and enlisted in the Naval Reserve on 06 October 1937. He served on active duty from the 15th of October to 13 November 1937, and was discharged on 21 December 1937. On 10 December 1937, he was appointed Aviation Cadet, U.S. Naval Reserve, to date from 03 December 1937. He accepted the appointment and executed his oath on 21 December. After qualifying for flight school at NAS Squantum, Mass., he was assigned to active duty for training involving flying at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida.

    He was appointed Ensign for Aviation duties, U.S. Volunteer Reserve on 01 January 1939, detached on 07 January, and assigned to Scouting Squadron Two in USS Saratoga (CV 3) for temporary active duty involving flying, reporting on 23 February 1939. Commissioned Ensign, U.S. Navy on 01 June 1939, he was assigned to Scouting Squadron Seventy-one aboard USS Wasp (CV 7) for active duty involving flying. On 11 September 1939, he transferred to Scouting Squadron Six aboard USS Enterprise (CV 6). Lt(jg) Fogg was killed in action in the initial attack on Kwajalein, on 01 February 1942. While flying Dauntless dive-bomber, S-11, Fogg and his radioman/ gunner RM3/c Otis L. Dennis, were hit by ground fire shortly after dropping their bomb on Roi. They were seen to crash. Fogg was awarded the Air Medal posthumously, for his gallant conduct in the face of heavy enemy opposition.

    CITATION: "For meritorious conduct in aerial flight while in action with the enemy. As a member of a Scouting Squadron he participated in the initial attack on Kwajelein Atoll, Marshall Islands on February 1, 1942, which was executed in the face of enemy fighter opposition and heavy anti-aircraft fire. He pressed home his attack in a determined manner and contributed to the damage to enemy installation on Roi Island. He gallantly gave up his life in the service of his country. His conduct throughout was in accordance with the best traditions of the Naval Service."

    USS Fogg (DE 57) (1943-1947) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
    Ann Dennis
    127k undated wartime image Sal DiMilla
    127k undated wartime image Everett Schrader
    151k 03 July 1943: Hingham, Mass. - Fogg moored to the outfitting dock at Bethlehem Steel Shipyard. Pieter Bakels
    Wehl, The Netherlands
    405k 23 July 1944: off Brooklyn, N.Y. - A starboard quarter view of Fogg taken near the New York Navy Yard.

    (U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-57 19-N-72445 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of  Chris Wright) (N.Y. Navy Yard #F644C7545)
    Ed Zajkowski
    Narvon, Pa.
    151k Picture of Fogg, showing damage aft, after she was torpedoed by U-870 on 20 December 1944 near the Azore Islands. Everett Schrader
    113k photo showing damage
    110k hull shoring being shown in port at Azores
    144k undated wartime image (my Father, Donald A. Johnson was a WWII Fogg crewmember. Sadly, he passed away in 1995.) Donald A. Johnson, Jr.
    81k Fogg crewmembers (my Father, Donald A. Johnson, is on the far left of the photo)
    83k An autograph page from a 1945 USS Fogg Yearbook.
    114k Fogg crewmembers (John Clisham, Kathryn's Father, is third from the left) Kathryn Clisham McClung
    567k 12 May 1945: off Boston, Mass. - A port quarter view of Fogg taken near the Boston Navy Yard. She has many interesting late war modifications. Lots of 40-mm plus a gun director on a tower. This was a very unusual refit. The ship was badly damaged by a torpedo and arrived at the Boston Yard on 9 March. The hull from Frame 115 aft was replaced. The 3-in. battery was replaced by 5-in. guns, one of those very few ships to get this alteration.

    (U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-57 19-N-120973 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of  Chris Wright) (Boston Navy Yard #2632-45)
    Ed Zajkowski
    Narvon, Pa.
    567k undated: location unknown - A shot of Fogg in her final configuration, as a DER. Wolfgang Hechler
    Associate Researcher, Navsource
    Lautertal, Germany
    150k 02 November 1963: - A press photo of Fogg when she went adrift under tow in 1963. The accompanying article reads: HELPLESS VICTIM OF GINNY - Destroyer escort USS Fogg, above, left, under tow by USCG cutter Chilula, after line to tug broke in heavy seas from Hurricane Ginny. At right Fogg is shown wallowing helplessly before aid arrived. Craft arrived in Portsmouth, Va. safely. It was being towed to mothball fleet. Chris Wright
    Ocean City, N.J.

    Fogg History
    View the USS Fogg (DE 57) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    View the official War History of USS Fogg as submitted by the ship at war's end.

    Fogg's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 07 Jul. 1943 - 26 Jan. 1944Lcdr. Charles Francis Adams, Jr., USNR (Comm. CO) (Boston, Mass.)
    2.) 26 Jan. 1944 - 23 Aug. 1945Lcdr. Frederick H. Martin, USNR (Sheffield, Ala..)
    3.) 23 Aug. 1945 - 01 Oct. 1945Lcdr. Edward P. Parker, USNR (Boston, Mass.)
    4.) 01 Oct. 1945 - 01 Jan. 1946Lt. Edwin R. Lozier, USNR (Mount Vernon, N.Y.)
    5.) 01 Jan. 1946 - 25 Apr. 1946Lcdr. James Pollock Jamison (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
    6.) 18 May 1946 - 01 Jun. 1946Lt. Arthur G. Adams (XO) (Emmett, Id.)
    7.) 01 Jun. 1945 - 31 Oct. 1946Lt. Robert Laurence Rubel (XO)
    8.) 01 Feb. 1947 - 27 Oct. 1947Lcdr. Walter Francis Vincent Bennett (ROTC '41) (New York, N.Y.) (Decomm. CO)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    Contact Name: Sal DiMilla
    Address: 73 Farnum Street
    City/State: N. Andover MA 01845-5604
    Phone: (978) 687-7039
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    Additional Resources

    USS Fogg Memorial Page
    Tin Can Sailors
    The U.S. Navy Memorial
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    The Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
    The Destroyer History Foundation
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Fogg
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