Allied Warships

USS Bostwick (DE 103)

Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassCannon 
PennantDE 103 
Built byDravo Corp. (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down6 Feb 1943 
Launched30 Aug 1943 
Commissioned1 Dec 1943 
End service30 Apr 1946 
History

Decommissioned 30 April 1946.
Stricken 10 February 1949.
Transferred to China 14 December 1948 being renamed Tai Tsang.
Tai Tsang escaped to Taiwan with Nationalist forces in 1949.
Tai Tsang was stricken in 1975 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Bostwick (DE 103)

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1John Henry Church, Jr., USNR1 Dec 1943???

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Notable events involving Bostwick include:


1 Mar 1944
German U-boat U-441 was badly damaged north of the Azores, in position 49°10'N, 26°00'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Thomas, USS Bostwick and USS Bronstein. This attack was earlier credited with the destruction of U-709.

30 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-879 was sunk east of Cape Hatteras, USA, in position 36°34'N, 74°00'W, by depth charges from the US patrol frigate USS Natchez and the US destroyer escorts USS Coffman, USS Bostwick and USS Thomas.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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