USS Richard M. Rowell (DE 403)
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||17 Nov 1943|
|Commissioned||9 Mar 1944|
|End service||31 May 1946|
In mid-October 1944 the ship was damaged in a typoon. The main mast broke off at the base and was succesfully jettisoned over the side without any further damage. The ship went through the Leyte invasion with out any radar radio or fire control.
Decommissioned 31 May 1946.
Commands listed for USS Richard M. Rowell (DE 403)
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|1||T/Lt.Cdr. Harry Allan Barnard, Jr., USN||9 Mar 1944||20 Mar 1945|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Norman Bishop Bullard, USNR||20 Mar 1945||15 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Richard M. Rowell include:
3 Oct 1944
According to the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, this vessel was most likely responsible for the sinking of USS Seawolf (SS-197) in a friendly fire incident in the Morotai area. (1)
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