USS Buchanan (ii) (DD 484)
Destroyer of the Bristol class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||11 Feb 1941|
|Launched||22 Nov 1941|
|Commissioned||21 Mar 1942|
|End service||28 Apr 1948|
Decommissioned 21 May 1946.
Commands listed for USS Buchanan (ii) (DD 484)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Ralph Ensign Wilson, USN||21 Mar 1942||5 Jan 1943|
|2||T/Cdr. Floyd Bertram Thomas Myhre, USN||5 Jan 1943||5 Feb 1944|
|3||T/Cdr. Robert William Curtis, USN||5 Feb 1944||6 Mar 1945|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Daniel Ermentrout Henry, USN||6 Mar 1945||21 May 1946|
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Notable events involving Buchanan (ii) include:
The Cache sent out an SOS that reached the nearby US destroyer USS Buchanan (Cdr. F.B.T. Myhre, USN). While racing towards the scene at full speed the Buchanan picks up a radar echo that turned out to be RO-37. The Japanese submarine was eventually sunk by Buchanan after more than two hours about 130 nautical miles east-south-east of San Cristobal in position 11°47'S, 164°17'E.
18 Aug 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. C. Wellborn, Jr., USN) topped off two of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Cushing (Lt.Cdr. W.D. Adams, USN) and USS Buchanan (Lt.Cdr. D.E. Henry, USN), with fuel. Following the fuelling of these destroyers Iowa herself was fuelled by the oiler USS Atascosa (Cdr. H.L. de Riviera, USN).
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