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USS MYLES C. FOX (DD-829 / DDR-829)

Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NAZI

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - HAWKEYE

Displacement 3460 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 390' 6"(oa) x 40' 10" x 14' 4" (Max)
Armament 6 x 5"/38AA (3x2), 12 x 40mm AA, 11 x 20mm AA, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 60,000 SHP; General Electric Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 36.8 Knots, Range 4500 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 336.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bath Iron Works, Bath ME August 14 1944.
Launched January 13 1945 and commissioned March 20 1945.
Reclassified DDR-829 March 18 1949, reverted to DD-829 April 1 1964.
Completed FRAM upgrade October 1964.
Decommissioned and Stricken October 1 1979.
Fate To Greece August 2 1980 and cannibalized for spare parts.

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Fox 49kMyles Crosby Fox was born in New York City on 13 October 1918. He graduated from Williams College in 1939; enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve 4 May 1939; was commissioned second lieutenant 29 November 1940; and promoted to first lieutenant 11 April 1942. In the initial assault on the Solomons, Fox was with a Marine Raider battalion during the seizure of Tulagi on the night of 7 August 1942. He ignored mortal wounds to deploy his men skillfully in filling a key gap in the American lines, thus repulsing an enemy attack with heavy losses. He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his great valor. Photo Courtesy of Williams College, Williamstown, Mass thanks to Linda Hall.Robert M. Cieri/Bill Gonyo
Fox 45kUndated, location unknown.Tommy Trampp
Fox 131kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Fox 71kUSS Myles C. Fox (DD-829), seen here off of Boston, Massachusetts, 30 April 1945. U.S. National Archives and Records Admininstration photo # 19-N-82184.Robert Hurst
Fox 198kReturning to San Diego from Japan in 1946.Paul E. Wieloszynski
Fox 107kThe Gearing-class destroyer USS MYLES C. FOX DD-829 underway circa 1950’s.Bill Gonyo
Fox 115kCirca 1953 from the collection of Mort Hartman.Paul E. Wieloszynski
Fox 191kIn the Med during 1958 as seen from the USS Mississinewa.Jerry Jones, ET1, USS MISSISSINEWA AO 144
Fox 212kAs above.Jerry Jones, ET1, USS MISSISSINEWA AO 144
Fox 190kU.S. Navy destroyers in the harbour at Naples, Italy, circa 1959-60. The destroyers are: USS Stormes (DD-780), USS Myles C. Fox (DD-829), and USS William R. Rush (DD-714). U.S. Navy photo from the USS Essex (CVA-9) 1959-60 cruise book.Robert Hurst
Fox 137kFox as seen from the USS William R. Rush (DD-714) in the North Atlantic during November 1960.ETC Robert C. Wolff USN (Ret.)
Fox 130kAs above.ETC Robert C. Wolff USN (Ret.)
Fox 145kAs above.ETC Robert C. Wolff USN (Ret.)
Fox 104k1962, location unknown.Rod Cordell
Fox 58kNewport, October 1966.© Richard Leonhardt
Fox 74kNewport, October 1966.© Richard Leonhardt
Fox 122kShip's Store photo from the early 1970's.Brian C. Ice OS2 1/77-10/79
Fox 74kNewport, RI 1966, USS Myles C. Fox (DD-829), USS Charles P. Cecil (DD-835), USS Hartley (DE-1029) and USS Compton (DD-705).© Richard Leonhardt
Fox 156kU.S. Navy photo during UNITAS XI 1970. This photo eventually made it to the October 1970 issue of Naval Aviation News. In the background a P-3 from Patrol Squadron 16 (VP-16).LCDR Orlando Gallardo, Jr. U.S. Navy
Fox 55kUSS Myles C. Fox (DD-829) and USS Dyess (DD-880) at Brooklyn Navy Yard June 30 1976.Marc Piché
Fox 57kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Fox 59kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski

USS MYLES C. FOX DD-829 / DDR-829 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR John Southworth Fahy    Mar 20 1945 - Aug 27 1945
CDR Donald Erzinger Willman    Aug 27 1945 - Feb 4 1948
CDR Henry Glass Munson    Feb 4 1948 - Apr 29 1949
CDR James Dunnington Babb    Apr 29 1949 - May 3 1950
CDR William Matthew Loughlin Jr.    May 3 1950 - Jan 4 1952
CDR Cassius Douglas Rhymes Jr.    Jan 4 1952 - Feb 12 1953
CDR Ross Robertson Hirshfeld    Feb 12 1953 - Jul 14 1954
CDR William John Rusch Jr.    Jul 14 1954 - Sep 20 1956
CDR Howard Lyons Stone Jr.    Sep 20 1956 - Jul 18 1958
CDR Evans Jones Robinson    Jul 18 1958 - Aug 1 1960
CDR Wyatt Eugene Harper Jr.    Aug 1 1960 - Mar 23 1962
CDR Richard Armitage Paddock    Mar 23 1962 - Jul 18 1963 (Later RADM)
CDR Samuel David Seay    Jul 18 1963 - Jan 17 1964
LCDR Harold Edward Collins    Jan 17 1964 - Apr 3 1964
LCDR Robert Louis Logner    Apr 3 1964 - Aug 10 1964
CDR Fred Winfred Coulter    Aug 10 1964 - Feb 25 1966
CDR Harold Floyd Wenzel    Feb 25 1966 - Feb 5 1968
CDR James David McLuckie    Feb 5 1968 - Oct 10 1969
CDR Joseph Leonard Dick    Oct 10 1969 - Apr 16 1971
LCDR Gerald Paul Astorino    Apr 16 1971 - Sep 15 1972
CDR Coleman Jerome Gadbaw    Sep 15 1972 - Apr 20 1974
CDR Ralph Courtney Kemper    Apr 20 1974 - Jul 30 1976
CDR William Matthews Pitt    Jul 30 1976 - Oct 2 1978
CDR Joseph Francis McCarton    Oct 2 1978 - Oct 1 1979

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Paul E. Wieloszynski

Note About Contacts.

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