|Isaac Foote Dortch|
|Born||December 12, 1883|
|Died||June 4, 1932(aged 48)|
|Place of birth||Gadsden, Alabama|
|Place of death||San Francisco, California|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
Born in Gadsden, Alabama, graduated from the Naval Academy in 1905. He commanded USS Warrington (DD-30) in 1915, and during World War I, commanded USS Wadsworth (DD-60) and fitted out and commissioned USS Talbot (DD-114). For his distinguished service while commanding Wadsworth and Talbot, he was awarded the Navy Cross. Captain Dortch served as naval attaché in Argentina and Chile during 1922-25 and died while on active duty 4 June 1932 at San Francisco, California.
The destroyer USS Dortch (DD-670) was named in his honor.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
- "USS Dortch". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval Historical Center, Department of the Navy. http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/d5/dortch.htm.
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