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Isaac Foote Dortch
Born (1883-12-12)December 12, 1883
Died June 4, 1932(1932-06-04) (aged 48)
Place of birth Gadsden, Alabama
Place of death San Francisco, California
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Captain
Commands held USS Warrington
USS Wadsworth
USS Talbot
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Navy Cross

Isaac Foote Dortch (December 12, 1883 – June 4, 1932) was a captain in the United States Navy who was awarded the Navy Cross for actions during 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.

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