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Isaac Foote Dortch
United States Navy officer and Navy Cross recipient

Isaac Foote Dortch

Isaac Foote Dortch
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Intro United States Navy officer and Navy Cross recipient
Was Military officer Soldier Officer
From United States of America
Field Military
Gender male
Birth 12 December 1883, Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama, USA
Death 4 June 1932, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA (aged 48 years)
Star sign Sagittarius
United States Naval Academy
Navy Cross  
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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 1922–1925. He died while on active duty on June 4, 1932, at San Francisco, California.


The destroyer USS Dortch (DD-670) was named in his honor.

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