Allied Warships

USS Bivin (DE 536)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 536 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down3 Nov 1943 
Launched7 Dec 1943 
Commissioned31 Oct 1944 
End service15 Jan 1947 

Decommissioned 15 January 1947.
Stricken 30 June 1968.
Sunk as a target off the coast of California 17 July 1969.


Commands listed for USS Bivin (DE 536)

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1Monroe Kelly, Jr., USN31 Oct 19449 Feb 1945
2William Clinton French, Jr., USNR9 Feb 194510 Apr 1945
3Lt.Cdr. Addison Bayard Bradley, Jr., USNR10 Apr 19454 Nov 1945
4John Forrest Floberg, USNR4 Nov 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

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