Allied Warships

USS Hoel (DD 533)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassFletcher 
PennantDD 533 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down4 Jun 1942 
Launched19 Dec 1942 
Commissioned29 Jul 1943 
Lost25 Oct 1944 
Loss position11° 46'N, 126° 33'E
History

Sunk by Japanese warships off Samar on 25 October 1944 in position 11º46'N, 126º33'E. 252 of her crew were lost and only 88 were rescued by the USS LCI 74/337/340/341; PC 623/1119.All were wounded/injured and these include the Commanding Officer Cdr. Kintberger and Cdr. W.D. Thomas commanding Destroyer Division 93 who was aboard as well.

 

Commands listed for USS Hoel (DD 533)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. William Dow Thomas, USN29 Jul 1943Oct 1944
2Cdr. Leon Samuel Kintberger, USNOct 194425 Oct 1944

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