USS Bowers (DE 637)
Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||28 Mar 1943|
|Launched||31 Oct 1943|
|Commissioned||27 Jan 1944|
|End service||18 Dec 1956|
Converted to High Speed Transport and reclassified as APD- 40 on 25 June 1945.
Commands listed for USS Bowers (DE 637)
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|1||T/Lt.Cdr. Frederick William Hawes, USN||27 Jan 1944||6 Dec 1944|
|2||Charles Frederick Highfield, USNR||6 Dec 1944||16 Apr 1945|
|3||Truman Boyce Hinkle, USNR||16 Apr 1945||Aug 1945|
|4||Kenneth Ferguson Williams, USNR||Aug 1945||Dec 1945|
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