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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


Specifications:
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
  • 2 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 4.3 years
  • 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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    Fogg 63k Carleton Thayer Fogg was born on 19 August 1917 and raised in Lynn, Mass.. He graduated from the North Yarmouth Academy, attended the University of Maine, and enlisted in the Naval Reserve on 6 October 1937. After taking flight training at Squantum, Mass. and Pensacola, Fla., he was appointed ensign 1 January 1939. Fogg flew with scout - bomber squadrons in Saratoga (CV 3) and Wasp (CV 7) before joining Scouting Squadron Six in Enterprise (CV 6) in September 1939. Now a regular officer, Lieutenant (junior grade) Fogg was killed in action in the initial attack on Kwajalein, 1 February 1942. He was awarded the Air Medal posthumously for his gallant conduct in the face of heavy enemy opposition.

    USS Fogg (DE 57) (1943-1947) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
    Ann Dennis
    Fogg 127k undated wartime image Sal DiMilla
    Fogg 127k undated wartime image Everett Schrader
    Fogg 151k 3 July 1943: Fogg moored to the outfitting dock at Bethlehem Steel Shipyard, Hingham MA Pieter Bakels
    Wehl, The Netherlands
    Fogg 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
    Fogg 151k Picture of Fogg, showing damage aft, after she was torpedoed by U-870 on 20 December 1944 near the Azore Islands. Everett Schrader
    Fogg 113k photo showing damage
    Fogg 110k hull shoring being shown in port at Azores
    Fogg 144k undated, wartime image (my Father, Donald A. Johnson was a WWII Fogg crewmember. Sadly, he passed away in 1995.) Donald A. Johnson, Jr.
    Fogg 81k Fogg crewmembers (my Father, Donald A. Johnson, is on the far left of the photo)
    Fogg 83k autograph page from a 1945 USS Fogg Yearbook
    Fogg 114k Fogg crewmembers (John Clisham, Kathryn's Father, is third from the left) Kathryn Clisham McClung
    Fogg 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

    View the USS Fogg (DE 57) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    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.)
    2.) 26 Jan. 1944 - 23 Aug. 1945Lcdr. Frederick H. Martin, USNR
    3.) 23 Aug. 1945 - 01 Oct. 1945Lcdr. Edward P. Parker, USNR
    4.) 01 Oct. 1945 - 01 Jan. 1946Lt. Edwin R. Lozier, USNR
    5.) 01 Jan. 1946 - 25 Apr. 1946Lcdr. James Pollock Jamison
    6.) 18 May 1946 - 01 Jun. 1946Lt. Arthur G. Adams (XO)
    7.) 01 Jun. 1945 - 31 Oct. 1946Lt. R.L. Rubel (XO)
    8.) 01 Feb. 1947 - 27 Oct. 1947Lcdr. Walter Francis Vincent Bennett (Decomm.)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    Contact Name: Sal DiMilla
    Address: 73 Farnum Street / N. Andover MA 01845-5604
    Phone: (978) 687-7039
    E-mail: DE57@juno.com

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    Additional Resources

    USS Fogg Memorial Page
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Fogg
    The Destroyer History Foundation
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