Allied Warships

USS John A. Bole (DD 755)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 755 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down20 May 1944 
Launched1 Nov 1944 
Commissioned3 Mar 1945 
End service6 Nov 1970 

Decommissioned 6 November 1970.
Stricken 1 February 1974.
Transferred to Taiwan 6 May 1974 and cannibalized for spare parts.


Commands listed for USS John A. Bole (DD 755)

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1T/Cdr. Edward Baxter Billingsley, USN3 Mar 1945Apr 1947

2T/Cdr. Jacob Thompson Bullen, Jr., USNJul 1947Sep 1949

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Notable events involving John A. Bole include:

24 Apr 1945
Following shakedown in the Caribbean USS John A. Bole returns to New York.

15 May 1945
USS John A. Bole departed from Boston bound for the Pacific.

7 Jun 1945
USS John A. Bole arrived at Pearl Harbor.

21 Jun 1945
USS John A. Bole arrived at Eniwetok.

29 Jun 1945
USS John A. Bole arrived in the Okinawa area where she served for the remainder of the war.

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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