Allied Warships

USS Bell (DD 587)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 587 
Built byCharleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down30 Dec 1941 
Launched24 Jun 1942 
Commissioned4 Mar 1943 
End service14 Jun 1946 

Decommissioned 14 June 1946.
Stricken 1 November 1972.
Sunk as a target 11 May 1975.


Commands listed for USS Bell (DD 587)

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1Lynn Chisham Petross, USN4 Mar 19439 Apr 1944
2John Sterrett Crittenden Gabbert, USN9 Apr 194410 Apr 1945
3Burton Herbert Shupper, USN10 Apr 194514 Jun 1946

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