USS Barton (i) (DD 599)
Destroyer of the Bristol class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Co. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||16 Dec 1940|
|Laid down||20 May 1941|
|Launched||31 Jan 1942|
|Commissioned||29 May 1942|
|Lost||13 Nov 1942|
USS Barton (Lt.Cdr. Douglas Harold Fox, USN) was sunk in the naval battle of Guadalcanal when 2 torpedoes from the Japanese destroyer Amatsukaze (offsite link) struck her in the forward magazines, splitting the ship in half. The stern sank instantly while the bow stayed afloat for 10 minutes. Many were killed as the depth charges went off in the water. Shells from enemy ships also landed among the survivors. 165 men were killed and 68 survived.
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|1||Douglas Harold Fox, USN||29 May 1942||13 Nov 1942 (+)|
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