Allied Warships

USS Little (ii) (DD 803)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassFletcher 
PennantDD 803 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered4 Aug 1942 
Laid down13 Sep 1943 
Launched22 May 1944 
Commissioned19 Aug 1944 
Lost3 May 1945 
Loss position26° 24'N, 126° 15'E
History

Sunk after being hit by four kamikaze aircraft west of Okinawa in position 26°24'N, 126°15'E, 30 of her crew were lost with the ship.The Commanding Officer Cdr. Madison Hall ,Jr., USN, survived the sinking.

 

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1Cdr. Madison Hall, Jr., USN19 Aug 19443 May 1945

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