USS Truxton (DD-229)

Casualty List

Navy US Navy
Type Destroyer
Class Clemson 
Pennant DD 229 
Built by William Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 3 Dec 1919 
Launched 28 Sep 1920 
Commissioned 16 Feb 1921 
Lost 18 Feb 1942 
Loss position wrecked in a gale at Chamber's Cove, Newfoundland, 47.002'N,- 55.001'W.
  First she served in the Pacific, then when war broke out she escorted convoys in the Atlantic.

On 18 February, 1942 she ran aground in heavy weather on Ferryland Point, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, and almost immediately broke up. Despite the help of locals, 113 of her crew died and there were only 33 survivors. The Commanding officer Lt Cdr Ralph Hickok was amongst those who died in this tragedy.