USS Rall (DE 304)
Destroyer Escort of the Evarts class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Mare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||24 May 1943|
|Launched||23 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||8 Apr 1944|
|End service||11 Dec 1945|
Decommissioned 11 December 1945.
Commands listed for USS Rall (DE 304)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||Lt.Cdr. Crittenden Battelle Taylor, USNR||8 Apr 1944||25 Jun 1945|
|2||James B. O'Donnell, USNR||25 Jun 1945||11 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Rall include:
9 Aug 1944
During 9 and 10 August 1944, USS Baya (Cdr. A.H. Holtz, USN), conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Canfield (Lt.Cdr. P.E. Cherry, USNR), USS Greiner (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Kiser, USN), USS Griswold (Lt.Cdr. M.C. Walley, USNR), USS Rall (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Taylor, USNR), USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. M. Ferrara, USN) and USS Grouper (Cdr. F.H. Wahlig, USN). These exercises included night exercises.
18 Aug 1944
USS Baya (Cdr. A.H. Holtz, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Lovering (Lt.Cdr. E.P. Bayley, USNR), USS Rall (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Taylor, USNR), USS Burden R. Hastings (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Fay, USNR), USS Hawkbill (Cdr. F.W. Scanland, Jr., USN) and USS Becuna (Cdr. H.D. Sturr, USN).
12 Apr 1945
(Lt Cdr Crittenden Battelle Taylor, USNR)Severely damaged by Kamikaze attack, 21 of the crew were killed and 38 wounded
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