USS Bates (DE 68)
Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||10 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||29 Mar 1943|
|Launched||6 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||12 Sep 1943|
|Lost||25 May 1945|
|Loss position||26° 41'N, 127° 47'E|
Converted to High Speed Transport and reclassified as APD- 47 on 31 July 1944.
Commands listed for USS Bates (DE 68)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Eugene Hugh Maher, USNR||12 Sep 1943||5 May 1944|
|2||Henry Augustus Wilmerding, Jr., USNR||5 May 1944||25 May 1945|
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