Allied Warships

USS Rolf (DE 362)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 362 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down20 Mar 1944 
Launched23 May 1944 
Commissioned7 Sep 1944 
End service3 Jun 1946 

Decommissioned 3 June 1946.
Stricken 1 December 1972.
Sold 11 September 1973 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Rolf (DE 362)

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1Lester Earle Hubbell, USNR7 Sep 194412 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Rolf include:

29 May 1945
HMS Spark (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) departed Subic Bay for her 5th war patrol (4th in the Far East and 3rd in the South-West Pacific area). She was ordered to patrol to the East of Singapore. This patrol included air/sea rescue duties.

Before proceeding on patrol exercises were carried out with HMS Stygian (Lt. G.S.C. Clarabut, DSO, RN) and USS Rolf (Lt.Cdr. L.E. Hubbell, USNR). (1)

31 May 1945
USS Caiman (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Fey, Jr., USN) made a short call at Subic Bay for fuel and provisions. She departed later the same day for a patrol area to the west of Borneo. She was escorted in and out by USS Rolf (Lt.Cdr. L.E. Hubbell, USNR).

14 Jun 1945
USS Bumper (Cdr. J.W. Williams, Jr., USN) ended her 1st war patrol at Subic Bay, Philippines. She was escorted in by USS Rolf (Lt.Cdr. L.E. Hubbell, USNR).

At Subic Bay she was refitted by a relief crew from Submarine Division 261 and USS Anthedon.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


  1. ADM 199/1876

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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