USS Buchanan (ii) (DD 484)
Destroyer of the Bristol class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||11 Feb 1941|
|Launched||22 Nov 1941|
|Commissioned||21 Mar 1942|
|End service||28 Apr 1948|
Decommissioned 21 May 1946.
Commands listed for USS Buchanan (ii) (DD 484)
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|1||Ralph Ensign Wilson, USN||21 Mar 1942||5 Jan 1943|
|2||Lt.Cdr Floyd Bertram Thomas Myhre, USN||5 Jan 1943||5 Feb 1944|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Robert William Curtis, USN||5 Feb 1944||6 Mar 1945|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Daniel Ermentrout Henry, USN||6 Mar 1945||21 May 1946|
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Notable events involving Buchanan (ii) include:
The Cache sent out an SOS that reached the nearby US destroyer USS Buchanan (Cdr. F.B.T. Myhre, USN). While racing towards the scene at full speed the Buchanan picks up a radar echo that turned out to be RO-37. The Japanese submarine was eventually sunk by Buchanan after more than two hours about 130 nautical miles east-south-east of San Cristobal in position 11°47'S, 164°17'E.