Main Mast from Destroyer USS Foote (DD-511)

Main Mast from Destroyer USS Foote (DD-511) (HM1RYV)

Location: Fredericksburg, TX 78624 Gillespie County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 16.392', W 98° 52.042'

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The main mast of the USS Foote (DD-511) mounts the SC-1 air and surface search radar known as the "bedspring".

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
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Date Added Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 512756 N 3349066
Decimal Degrees30.27320000, -98.86736667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 16.392', W 98° 52.042'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 16' 23.52" N, 98° 52' 2.52" W
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Area Code(s)830
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 331-399 E Austin St, Fredericksburg TX 78624, US
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