Allied Warships

USS Bunch (DE 694)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 694 
Built byDefoe Boat and Marine Works. (Bay City, Michigan, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Oct 1942 
Laid down23 Feb 1943 
Launched29 May 1943 
Commissioned21 Aug 1943 
End service5 Jun 1947 

Converted to a High-speed Transport at Todd Shipyards, Corp., Brooklyn, New York and redesignated APD-79 on 31 July 1944.
Decommissioned 5 June 1947.
Laid up in the Reserve Fleet.
Stricken 16 June 1966.
Transferred to Taiwan on 12 July 1966 being renamed Lu Shan.
Lu Shan was stricken by the Taiwanese Navy in May 1995 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Bunch (DE 694)

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1Lt.Cdr. Alfred Alan Campbell, USNR21 Aug 194327 Jun 1944
2Lt Benjamin Dwight Hyde, USNR27 Jun 194415 Aug 1945
3Cdr. John Reginald DeSibour, USNR15 Aug 194526 Aug 1945
4Lt.(jg) Edward Wood Donnally, USNR26 Aug 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

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