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USS Lee Fox (APD-45)
International Radio Call Sign:
USS Lee Fox (DE-65) (1943 - 1945)
November - Zulu - Delta - Lima
JANAP Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign - Lashing (J)uliet - Section 6A of JANAP 119(F) 1968
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Buckley Class Destroyer Escort - Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport:
Laid down, 1 March 1943 as Lee Fox (DE-65), a Buckley Class Destroyer Escort at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Hingham MA.
Launched, 29 May 1943
Commission as USS Lee Fox (DE-65), 30 August 1943, LCDR. William C. Jennings USNR, in command
During World War II USS Lee Fox was assigned to both the Europe-Africa-Middle East and Asiatic-Pacific Theaters
Converted to a Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport; redesignated (APD-45), 21 February 1945
Decommissioned, 13 May 1946 at Green Cove Springs FL.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 September 1964
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping 31 January 1966 to Southern Scrap Metal Co., New Orleans LA, removed, 15 February 1966
Displacement 1,400 t.(lt), 2,130 t.(fl)
Length 306' ovl.
Draft 12' 7" (limiting)
Speed 23.6 kts. (trial)
Range 6,000 nautical miles at 12 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
Boats 4 LCVP landing craft
six 1/4 ton trucks
two 1 ton trucks
four ammunition carts
four pack howitzers
Ammunition 6,000 cu. ft.
General Cargo 3,500 cu. ft.
Gasoline 1,000 cu. ft.
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
three twin 40 mm AA gun mounts
six single 20 mm AA gun mounts
two depth charge tracks
NSFO 2,216 Bbls
Diesel 93 Bbls
two Combustion Engineering "D" Express boilers, 435psi 750°
two General Electric turbines, (turbo-electric drive)
Ship's Service Generators
two 300Kw 450V A.C.
two 40Kw 120V D.C.
two propellers, 12,000shp
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||USS Lee Fox (APD-45) after colliding with USS Gilbert Islands (CVE-107). Photo is often incorrectly identified as USS Andres (DE-45).
US Navy photo, now in the collection of the US National Archives.
|Ed Eastman, EM2c, USS Andres (DE-45)
USS Lee Fox (APD-45)
Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Jennings, William Croft, USN (USNA 1930) :RADM||30 August 1943 - 22 December 1943||DE-65|
|02||LT. Claytor, Jr., William Graham, USNR (SECNAV)||22 December 1943 - 11 October 1944||DE-65|
|03||LCDR. Uhl, John Howard, USNR||11 October 1944 - 20 October 1945||DE-65 / APD-45|
|04||LT. Bronson, Beckwith Roger, USNR||20 October 1945 - 31 March 1946||APD-45|
|05||LCDR. Dressling, Richard Joseph, USN||31 March 1946 - 13 May 1946||APD-45|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
Last Updated 30 June 2017
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