Allied Warships

USS Borie (ii) (DD 704)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 704 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down29 Feb 1944 
Launched4 Jul 1944 
Commissioned21 Sep 1944 
End service1 Jul 1972 

Decommissioned and stricken 1 July 1972.
Transferred to Argentina 1 July 1972 being renamed Hipolito Bouchard.
Hipolito Bouchard was stricken and broken up for scrap in 1984.


Commands listed for USS Borie (ii) (DD 704)

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1T/Cdr. Noah Adair, Jr., USN21 Sep 194431 Oct 1945
2T/Cdr. John Chapman Morgan, USN31 Oct 194512 Nov 1946

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Notable events involving Borie (ii) include:

4 Jan 1945
USS Borie arrived at Pearl Harbor to join the Pacific fleet.

9 Aug 1945
USS Borie (Cmdr Noah Adair, jr.) is hit by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft east of Honshu, Japan in position 37°21'N, 143°45'E. Borie was hit between the mast and the 5-inch gun director causing extensive damage. 48 men were killed and 66 men were wounded.

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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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