USS Richard S. Bull (DE 402)
Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||John C. Butler|
|Built by||Brown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||18 Aug 1943|
|Launched||16 Nov 1943|
|Commissioned||26 Feb 1944|
|End service||Mar 1946|
Decommissioned in March 1946.
Commands listed for USS Richard S. Bull (DE 402)
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|1||T/Lt.Cdr. Alfred Wiltz Gardes, Jr., USN||26 Feb 1944||20 Nov 1944|
|2||Lcmdr Frederick Strong Moseley, USNR||20 Nov 1944||7 Nov 1945|
|3||Lt.Cdr. James Reed Gattmann, USNR||7 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Richard S. Bull include:
28 Oct 1944
USS Eversole was sunk in Leyte Gulf in position 10°18'N, 127°37'E after being torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-45 (offsite link). 139 survivors, most of them wounded, were picked up by USS Richard S. Bull.
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