USS Bristol (ii) (DD 857)
Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Allen M. Sumner|
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Corp. (San Pedro, California, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||5 May 1944|
|Launched||29 Oct 1944|
|Commissioned||17 Mar 1945|
Decommissioned at an unknown date.
Commands listed for USS Bristol (ii) (DD 857)
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|1||T/Cdr. Kenneth Pearle Letts, USN||17 Mar 1945|
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Notable events involving Bristol (ii) include:
28 Mar 1942
HMS H 50 (Lt. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Reading (Lt.Cdr. D.V. Clift, RN), HMS Sunflower (Lt.Cdr. J.T. Jones, RD, RNR), HMS Saladin (Lt.Cdr. G.V. Legassick, RNR), HMS Sabre (Lt. R.L. Caple, DSC, RN), USS Bristol, USS Buck and USS Edison. (1)
29 Mar 1942
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Dianella (T/Lt. J.G. Rankin, RNR), USS Bristol (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Wood, USN), HMS Kingcup (Lt.Cdr. R.A.D. Cambridge, DSC, RNR) and FFS Roselys. (2)
13 Jun 1945
USS Bristol depart from San Diego bound for Pearl Harbor.
19 Jun 1945
USS Bristol arrived at Pearl Harbor.
29 Jul 1945
USS Bristol arrived at Guam where she joined TG 30.8.
Bristol sustained damaged to her bow.
- ADM 173/17271
- File 2.12.03.6379 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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