USS Bull (DE 693)
Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Defoe Boat and Marine Works. (Bay City, Michigan, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Oct 1942|
|Laid down||14 Dec 1942|
|Launched||25 Mar 1943|
|Commissioned||12 Aug 1943|
|End service||31 May 1946|
Converted to a High-speed Transport and redesignated as APD-78 on 31 July 1944.
Commands listed for USS Bull (DE 693)
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|1||Duane Wesley Farnham, USNR||12 Aug 1943||12 Dec 1943|
|2||John Barry McLaughlin, USNR||12 Dec 1943||9 Feb 1944|
|3||Egbert Roscoe Ferguson, Jr., USNR||9 Feb 1944||21 Mar 1945|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Merritt Berner, USNR||21 Mar 1945||15 Aug 1945|
|5||Francis Bowman Rauch, Jr., USNR||15 Aug 1945||Feb 1946|
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Notable events involving Bull include:
16 Nov 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Towy (Cdr. M.J Evans, OBE, RN), HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN), USS Bull, USS Schmitt and USS Frament. (1)
- ADM 173/17788
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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