Allied Warships

USS Biddle (DD 151)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassWickes 
PennantDD 151 
Built byWilliam Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down22 Apr 1918 
Launched3 Oct 1918 
Commissioned22 Apr 1919 
End service5 Oct 1945 
History

Decommissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania on 20 June 1922
Recommissioned on 16 October 1939
Reclassified as Auxilliary AG-114 on 30 June 1945
Decommissioned at the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts on 5 October 1945
Stricken on 24 October 1945
Sold for scrap on 3 December 1946.

 

Commands listed for USS Biddle (DD 151)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Martin Rowland Peterson, USN16 Oct 193910 Dec 1941
2Lt.Cdr. John Albert Glick, USN10 Dec 194121 Sep 1942
3Lt.Cdr. Theodore Adolf Torgerson, USN21 Sep 194217 Oct 1943 (1)
4Robert Henry Hopkins, USNR17 Oct 194320 Jan 1945
5Joseph W. Fitzpatrick, USNR20 Jan 19455 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.

16 Jan 1943
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises off Guantanamo Bay together with USS Biddle (Lt.Cdr. T.A. Torgerson, USN) and USS PC-625.

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.

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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