Allied Warships

USS Rich (i) (DE 695)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 695 
Built byDefoe Boat and Marine Works. (Bay City, Michigan, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Oct 1942 
Laid down27 Mar 1943 
Launched22 Jun 1943 
Commissioned1 Oct 1943 
Lost8 Jun 1944 
Loss position49° 31'N, 1° 10'W

Sunk by mine off Utah Beach, Normandy, France in position 49º31'N, 01º10'W.
89 of her crew were lost and 126 survived and were rescued by American PT Boats.73 were wounded though 2 died later amongst those wounded was the Commanding officer (Lt Cmdr Edward Andrew Michel,Jr. USNR)


Commands listed for USS Rich (i) (DE 695)

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1T/Lt.Cdr. Edward Andrew Michel, Jr., USNR1 Oct 19438 Jun 1944

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