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
Location. 30° 16.392′ N, 98° 52.042′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker can be reached from E. Austin Street east of N. Lincoln Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker and ship mast are on outdoor display at the northeast side of the National Museum
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fairwater of USS Pintado (SS-387) (within shouting distance of this marker); Early History of Fredericksburg, Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); Nimitz Hotel (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walch Home (about 600 feet away); Birthplace of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN (about 600 feet away); Domino Parlor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kloth-Ludwig Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Schandua Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Also see . . . USS Foote (DD-511) - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on April 28, 2016.)
Categories. • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 28, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.