Allied Warships

USS Bache (DD 470)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 470 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Jul 1940 
Laid down19 Nov 1941 
Launched7 Jul 1942 
Commissioned14 Nov 1942 
End service1 Mar 1968 

Decommissioned 4 February 1946.
Reclassified as DDE-470 on 2 January 1951.
Recommissioned 1 October 1951.
Reverted back to DD-470 on 30 June 1962.
Wrecked on the Island of Rhodes, Greece on 6 February 1968.
Decommissioned 1 March 1968.
Stricken 1 March 1968.


Commands listed for USS Bache (DD 470)

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1T/Cdr. John Newton Opie, 3rd, USN14 Nov 194215 Jan 1943
2Lt.Cdr. Frank Marshall Adamson, USN15 Jan 194314 Feb 1944
3T/Lt.Cdr. Robert Cameron Morton, USN14 Feb 1944Dec 1944
4Alan Roberts McFarland, USNDec 1944Sep 1945
5Lt.Cdr. William Kenneth Ratliff, USNSep 194510 Dec 1945

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Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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