USS Hoel (DD-533)

Casualty List

Navy US Navy
Type Destroyer
Class Fletcher 
Pennant DD 533 
Built by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 4 Jun 1942 
Launched 19 Dec 1942 
Commissioned 29 Jul 1943 
Lost 25 Oct 1944 
Loss position 11.46N, 126.33E off Samar, Philippine Islands
History  
  Sunk by Japanese warships off Samar on 25 October 1944 in position 1146'N, 12633'E. 252 of her crew were lost and only 88 were rescued by the USS LCI 74/337/340/341; PC 623/1119.All were wounded/injured and these include the Commanding officer Kintberger and Commander William Douw Thomas commanding Destroyer Division 93 who was aboard as well.  
Commanders  
  Cdr. William Dow Thomas, USN  29 Jul 1943
  Cdr. Leon Samuel Kintberger, USNAug 1944 - 25 Oct 1944