USS Biddle (DD 151)
Destroyer of the Wickes class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||William Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||22 Apr 1918|
|Launched||3 Oct 1918|
|Commissioned||22 Apr 1919|
|End service||5 Oct 1945|
Decommissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania on 20 June 1922
Commands listed for USS Biddle (DD 151)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Martin Rowland Peterson, USN||16 Oct 1939||10 Dec 1941|
|2||Lt.Cdr. John Albert Glick, USN||10 Dec 1941||21 Sep 1942|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Theodore Adolph Torgerson, USN||21 Sep 1942||17 Oct 1943 (1)|
|4||Robert Henry Hopkins, USNR||17 Oct 1943||20 Jan 1945|
|5||Joseph W. Fitzpatrick, USNR||20 Jan 1945||5 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Biddle include:
22 Feb 1942
USS Biddle picks up 34 survivors of the American tanker Cities Service Empire that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-128 about 25 nautical miles north of Bethel Shoals off the Florida coast in position 28°25'N, 80°02'W.
13 Apr 1942
USS Biddle picks up 37 survivors of the American tanker Esso Boston that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day by German U-boat U-130 about 300 nautical miles north-east of St. Martins in position 21°42'N, 60°00'W.
23 Jun 1942
USS Biddle picks up 36 survivors of the American tanker E.J. Sadler that was shelled and finally sunk with scuttling charges the previous day by German U-boat U-159 about 175 nautical miles south of the Windward Passage in position 15°36'N, 67°52'W.
8 Nov 1942
USS Biddle picks up 14 survivors from the American merchant Nathaniel Hawthorne that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day by German U-boat U-508 about 40 nautical miles north-east of Isla de Margarita in position 11°34'N, 63°26'W.
13 Mar 1943
USS Biddle picks up 53 survivors of the American tanker Cities Service Missouri and 37 survivors of the Dutch merchant Ceres that were torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-68 about 170 nautical miles north-west of Curaçao in position 14°50'N, 71°46'W.
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