Allied Warships

USS Barton (i) (DD 599)

Destroyer of the Bristol class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassBristol 
PennantDD 599 
Built byBethlehem Steel Co. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered16 Dec 1940 
Laid down20 May 1941 
Launched31 Jan 1942 
Commissioned29 May 1942 
Lost13 Nov 1942 
History

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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1Douglas Harold Fox, USN29 May 194213 Nov 1942 (+)

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