Allied Warships

USS Maddox (iii) (DD 731)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 731 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down28 Oct 1943 
Launched19 Mar 1944 
Commissioned2 Jun 1944 
End service 1972 

Decommissioned in 1972.
Stricken 2 July 1972.
Transferred to Taiwan 6 July 1972 being renamed Po Yang.


Commands listed for USS Maddox (iii) (DD 731)

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1Lt.Cdr. James Sturgis Willis, USN2 Jun 194427 Jan 1945
2T/Cdr. Selby Krauss Santmyers, USN27 Jan 194528 Mar 1947

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Notable events involving Maddox (iii) include:

27 Aug 1944
USS Maddox (Cdr. James Sturgis Willis) departed from Boston bound for the Pacific.

21 Oct 1944
USS Maddox (Cdr. J.S. Willis) arrived at Ulithi.

21 Jan 1945
USS Maddox (Cdr. J.S. Willis) is hit by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft east of Formosa in position 23°06'N, 122°43'E. 7 of the crew were killed and 35 were wounded in this attack of which one died the following day. Maddox returned to Ulithi for repairs.

14 Mar 1945
USS Maddox (Cdr. Selby Krauss Santmyers) departed from Ulithi to participate in the operations of Okinawa.

13 Jun 1945
USS Maddox (Cdr. S.K. Santmyers) arrived at Leyte, Philippines.

8 Jul 1945
USS Maddox (Cdr. S.K. Santmyers) departed from Leyte, Philippines to participate in operation of mainland Japan.

Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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