Dad's ship in WWII and after

February 1967 The DD USS MADDOX hit an enemy ammunition dump in the vicinity of the mouth of the Cau Dai River, Kien Hoa Province, resulting in two large fires that triggered several secondary explosions. A enemy sampan and one bunker were destroyed.

USS Maddox DD-731 Allen M. Sumner class destroyer in trouble as the typhoon overtakes the Third Fleet

USS Maddox Allen M. Sumner class destroyer in trouble as the typhoon overtakes the Third Fleet

Postcard USS MADDOX DD-731 U.S. Navy Destroyer Sumner Class World War 11

Postcard USS MADDOX DD-731 U.S. Navy Destroyer Sumner Class World War 11

USS Maddox DD-731 Allen M. Sumner class destroyer in trouble as the typhoon overtakes the Third Fleet - BFD

USS Cowpens during Typhoon Cobra 18 December The Third Fleet or had been operating about 300 mi east of Luzon in the Philippine Sea conducting air raids against Japanese airfields in the Phil

USS Maddox (DD-622) Sunk after being bombed by German aircraft off Gela, Sicily 10 July 1943.

USS Maddox Sunk after being bombed by German aircraft off Gela, Sicily 10 July

USS Maddox 731 - WWII

USS Maddox 731 - WWII

USS Maddox, Mar. 21, 1964, after being refitted with an SPS-40 search radar. (PH2 Antoine/Naval History and Heritage Command)

Case Closed: The Gulf of Tonkin Incident

Joshua Maxwell de Hoog by Jordan Drysdale                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Writing character inspiration Joshua Maxwell de Hoog by Jordan Drysdale

U.S.Naval destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy reported coming under attack in the Gulf of Tonkin. The incident would precipitate the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution authorizing, without a formal declaration of war by Congress, the use of "conventional'' military force in Southeast Asia.

USS Maddox Maddox was attacked in late 1964 by three North Vietnamese. she sunk one and forced the other two to retire.

August 2, 1964 – Gulf of Tonkin incident – North Vietnamese gunboats allegedly fire on the U.S. destroyer USS Maddox.

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