MYLES C FOX DD 829

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Gearing Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid August 14 1944 - Launched January 13 1945

  1. USS MYLES C FOX DD-829
    Commissioned March 20 1945

  2. USS MYLES C FOX DDR-829
    Reclassified Radar Picket Destroyer (DDR) March 18 1949

  3. USS MYLES C FOX DD-829
    Reverted to Destroyer (DD) December 1 1963
    Decommissioned October 1 1979

    Stricken October 1 1979
    Sold to Greece August 2 1980 for spare parts
MylesCFox DD829 Crest.jpg
MYLES C FOX DDR PATCH.gif


Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1    (1945-79)

 

Postmarks

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Date From
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Locy Type 2
1956

1963-05-15

GregCiesielski MylesCFox DD829 19630515 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MylesCFox DD829 19630515 1 Front.jpg

As DDR-829
Project Mercury


 

Locy Type 2
1956

1963-05-15

GregCiesielski MylesCFox DD829 19630515 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MylesCFox DD829 19630515 2 Front.jpg

As DDR-829
Project Mercury, cachet by Frederick L. Karcher


 

Locy Type
2(n) Oct 27, 1945

1945-10-27

GregCiesielski MylesCFox DD829 19451027 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MylesCFox DD829 19451027 1 Front.jpg

As DD-829
Cachet sponsored by John Paul Jones Chapter #2, USCS and created by M. Fay Muridge


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1946-07-16

JonBurdett mylescfox dd829 19460716 pm.jpg
JonBurdett mylescfox dd829 19460716.jpg

As DD-829


 

Locy Type
2t(nu)

1947-08-30

GregCiesielski MylesCFox DD829 19470830 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MylesCFox DD829 19470830 1 Front.jpg

As DD-829
Cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type
2t(nu)

1948-11-02

GregCiesielski MylesCFox DD829 19481102 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MylesCFox DD829 19481102 1 Front.jpg

As DD-829


 

Locy Type
2t

USCS Catalog
Illustration
M-103

1973-11-05

GregCiesielski MylesCFox DD829 19731105 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MylesCFox DD829 19731105 1 Front.jpg

As DD-829
Cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type F

USCS Catalog
Illustration
M-103a

1966-03-17

GregCiesielski MylesCFox DD829 19660317 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MylesCFox DD829 19660317 1 Front.jpg

As DD-829
Beck cachet



 

USPS CDS

Brooklyn NY

1979-10-01

GregCiesielski MylesCFox DD829 19791001 1 Front.jpg

No Image

Decommissioning. Cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter #4, USCS.

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - 1st Lieutenant Myles Crosby Fox, USMC (October 13 1918 - August 8 1942)
Lt Fox was killed in combat August 8, 1942 while leading his platoon (1st Battalion, E Company), part of a Marine Raider Battalion, in the victorious assault on the Island of Tulagi, Solomon Islands.
Lt. Fox served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in an enlisted status from May 1939 to November 1940. On November 29 1940 he accepted an appointment as 2nd Lt. in the Marine Corps Reserve. On November 18 1941 he accepted an appointment to the Marine Corps and on April 11 1942 was promoted to 1st Lt.
1st Lt. Fox was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross, the Purple Heart, American Defense Medal and the Presidential Unit Citation.

 


 

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