USS Bristol (i) (DD 453)
Destroyer of the Bristol class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New York, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||12 Jun 1940|
|Laid down||20 Dec 1940|
|Launched||25 Jul 1941|
|Commissioned||22 Oct 1941|
|Lost||13 Oct 1943|
|Loss position||37° 19'N, 6° 19'E|
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At 04.17 hours on 13 October 1943 USS Bristol (Cdr. John Albert Glick, USN) was struck by a Gnat from U-371 on the port side at the forward engine room, while escorting a small convoy to Oran, Algeria. The ship broke in two and had to be abandoned, while the stern sank after eight and the bow after twelve minutes 70 miles west-northwest of Bone, Algeria in position 37º19'N, 06º19'E. 52 of the crew died and 241 survived and were rescued by the American destroyers USS Trippe (DD 403) and the USS Wainwright (DD 419). Amongst the survivors was the Commanding officer John Albert Glick.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the USS Bristol (i)|
Commands listed for USS Bristol (i) (DD 453)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Chester Clark Wood, USN||22 Oct 1941||22 Sep 1942|
|2||Lt.Cdr. John Albert Glick, USN||22 Sep 1942||13 Oct 1943|
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