USS Hickox (DD 673)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||14 Jun 1942|
|Laid down||12 Mar 1943|
|Launched||4 Jul 1943|
|Commissioned||10 Sep 1943|
|End service||20 Dec 1957|
Decommissioned 10 December 1946.
Recommissioned 19 May 1951.
Commands listed for USS Hickox (DD 673)
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|1||Willard Merton Sweetser, USN||10 Sep 1943||4 Mar 1944|
|2||Joseph Hawes Wesson, USN||4 Mar 1944||22 May 1945|
|3||Gerald Louis Christie, USN||22 May 1945||1 Aug 1945|
|4||Ebenezer Finley Porter, USNR||1 Aug 1945|
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Notable events involving Hickox include:
28 Jul 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) topped off four of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Hickox (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Wesson, USN), USS Dortch (Cdr. R.C. Young, USN), USS Hunt (Cdr. H.A. Knoertzer, USN) and USS Owen (Cdr. R.W. Wood, USN), with fuel.
17 Oct 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. A.R. McCann, USN) fuelled the destroyers, USS Halsey Powell (Cdr. S.D.B. Merrill, USN), USS Tingey (Cdr. J.O. Miner, USN), USS Lewis Hancock (Cdr. W.M. Searles, USN) and USS Hickox (Cdr. J.H. Wesson, USN).
16 Nov 1944
All ships of the Task Group including USS Iowa (Capt. A.R. McCann, USN) were fuelled by a group of oilers. Iowa herself was fuelled by the USS Neosho (Lt.Cdr. F.P. Parkinson, USNR). Iowa herself refuelled the destroyers USS Hickox (Cdr. J.H. Wesson, USN) and USS Hunt (Cdr. H.A. Knoertzer, USN).