USS Maddox (DD-731)

From Academic Kids

Missing image
H97900.jpg
DD-731 USS Maddox
Career USN Jack
Ordered:
Laid down: October 28 1943
Launched: March 19 1944
Commissioned: June 2 1944
Decommissioned: 1969
Fate: Scrapped in 1985
Struck: 2 July 1972
General Characteristics
Displacement:
Length:
Beam: 41 ft (12.5 m)
Draught:
Propulsion: 2 screws, geared turbine, 60,000 shp (45 MW)
Speed:
Range:
Complement:
Armament:
Aircraft:
Motto:

USS Maddox (DD-731), named for Captain William A. T. Maddox, USMC, (1814-1889), was an Allen M. Sumner class destroyer laid down by the Bath Iron Works Corporation at Bath in Maine on 28 October 1943, launched on 19 March 1944 by Mrs. Harry H. Wilhoit, granddaughter of Captain Maddox and commissioned on 2 June 1944. Maddox screened the ships of the Fast Carrier Task Force during strikes against enemy targets in the western Pacific where she was struck by an enemy Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Formosa on 21 January 1945, covered the Marine landings at Okinawa, operated with the 7th Fleet in support of United Nations Forces during the Korean War, alternated operations along the west coast and in Hawaiian waters with regular deployments to the western Pacific with the Seventh Fleet, was alledgedly attacked by three North Vietnamese torpedo boats as she cruised in international waters in the Tonkin Gulf on 2 August 1964, and participated in Sea Dragon and Market Time operations, patrolled on search and rescue duties and carried out Naval Gunfire Support missions during the conflict in Vietnam. Maddox was decommissioned in 1969 and assigned to the Naval Reserve Force. She was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 2 July 1972. On 6 July 1972 she was transferred to Taiwan and renamed Po Yang. The ship was scrapped in 1985. Maddox was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation for her actions in the Tonkin Gulf.


Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer
Allen M. Sumner | Moale | Ingraham | Cooper | English | Charles S. Sperry | Ault | Waldron | Haynsworth | John W. Weeks | Hank | Wallace L. Lind | Borie | Compton | Gainard | Soley | Harlan R. Dickson | Hugh Purvis | Barton | Walke | Laffey | O'Brien | Meredith | De Haven | Mansfield | Lyman K. Swenson | Collett | Maddox | Hyman | Mannert L. Abele | Purdy | Drexler | Blue | Brush | Taussig | Samuel N. Moore | Harry E. Hubbard | Alfred A. Cunningham | Ammen | John R. Pierce | Frank E. Evans | John A. Bole | Beatty | Putnam | Strong | Lofberg | Lowrey | Hugh W. Hadley | Willard Keith | James C. Owens | Zellars | Massey | Douglas H. Fox | Stormes | Robert K. Huntington | Bristol

List of destroyers of the United States Navy
List of destroyer classes of the United States Navy
Navigation

Academic Kids Menu

  • Art and Cultures
    • Art (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Art)
    • Architecture (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Architecture)
    • Cultures (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Cultures)
    • Music (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Music)
    • Musical Instruments (http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/List_of_musical_instruments)
  • Biographies (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Biographies)
  • Clipart (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Clipart)
  • Geography (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Geography)
    • Countries of the World (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Countries)
    • Maps (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Maps)
    • Flags (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Flags)
    • Continents (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Continents)
  • History (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/History)
    • Ancient Civilizations (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Ancient_Civilizations)
    • Industrial Revolution (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Industrial_Revolution)
    • Middle Ages (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Middle_Ages)
    • Prehistory (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Prehistory)
    • Renaissance (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Renaissance)
    • Timelines (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Timelines)
    • United States (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/United_States)
    • Wars (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Wars)
    • World History (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/History_of_the_world)
  • Human Body (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Human_Body)
  • Mathematics (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Mathematics)
  • Reference (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Reference)
  • Science (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Science)
    • Animals (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Animals)
    • Aviation (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Aviation)
    • Dinosaurs (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Dinosaurs)
    • Earth (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Earth)
    • Inventions (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Inventions)
    • Physical Science (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Physical_Science)
    • Plants (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Plants)
    • Scientists (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Scientists)
  • Social Studies (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Social_Studies)
    • Anthropology (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Anthropology)
    • Economics (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Economics)
    • Government (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Government)
    • Religion (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Religion)
    • Holidays (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Holidays)
  • Space and Astronomy
    • Solar System (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Solar_System)
    • Planets (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Planets)
  • Sports (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Sports)
  • Timelines (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Timelines)
  • Weather (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Weather)
  • US States (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/US_States)

Information

  • Home Page (http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php)
  • Contact Us (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Contactus)

  • Clip Art (http://classroomclipart.com)
Toolbox
Personal tools