Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Main Mast from Destroyer USS Foote (DD-511)
USS Foote (DD-511), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for Rear Admiral Andrew Hull Foote (1806-1863), who served during the Civil War.
Foote was launched on 11 October 1942 by Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine; sponsored by Mrs. J.C. Aspinwall, granddaughter of Admiral Foote; and commissioned 22 December 1942, Commander Bernard L. Austin in command.
Foote arrived in the Pacific in June 1943. She was hit by a Japanese torpedo during the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay off Bougainville on 2 November 1943. After repairs in California, she served in the Philippines and off Okinawa. The USS Foote was sold on 2 January 1974 and broken up for scrap.
“This ship is built to fight. You had better know how.”
- Admiral Arleigh Burke
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, World II • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is October 11, 1942.
Location. 30° 16.392′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg TX 78624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 5 Inch/38 Caliber Gun (a few steps from this marker); Mark 15 Torpedo Tube (a few steps from this marker); Fairwater of USS Pintado (SS-387) (within shouting distance of this marker); Twin 40mm Bofors: (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. 105mm Howitzer M2A1: (within shouting distance of this marker); Ordnance QF 25-Pounder Field Gun: (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin D. Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker); 75mm Field Gun, M2A2: (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Also see . . . USS Foote (DD-511) - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on April 28, 2016.)
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