USS Bostwick (DE 103)
Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Dravo Corp. (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||10 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||6 Feb 1943|
|Launched||30 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||1 Dec 1943|
|End service||30 Apr 1946|
Decommissioned 30 April 1946.
Commands listed for USS Bostwick (DE 103)
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|1||Cdr. John Henry Church, Jr., USNR||1 Dec 1943||10 Apr 1944|
|2||Clifton G. Hall, USNR||10 Apr 1944||17 Sep 1944|
|3||Lt. Jack Rudolph Davidson, USNR||17 Sep 1944||18 Sep 1944|
|4||Lt.Cdr. William Wurts Bowie, USNR||18 Sep 1944||11 Nov 1944|
|5||Clifton G. Hall, USNR||12 Nov 1944||19 Nov 1944|
|6||Lt. Jack Rudolph Davidson, USNR||20 Nov 1944||27 Nov 1945|
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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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