Bell file photo [3260]

USS Bell

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassFletcher-class Destroyer
BuilderCharleston Naval Shipyard, South Carolina, United States
Laid Down30 Dec 1941
Launched24 Jun 1942
Commissioned4 Mar 1943
Decommissioned14 Jun 1946
Displacement2050 tons standard
Length377 feet
Beam40 feet
Draft18 feet
Power Output60000 SHP
Speed35 knots
Range6,500nm at 15 knots
Crew329
Armament5x5in guns, 10x21in torpedo tubes

Contributor:

ww2dbaseBell was a named for Rear Admiral Henry H. Bell of the United States Navy. Between commissioning and Nov 1943, she patrolled and escorted convoys in the North Atlantic. On 6 Nov 1943, she joined the Pacific Fleet, arriving in Pearl Harbor on 27 Nov. She participated in many campaigns in the Pacific including Marshall and Mariana Islands campaigns. After the war, she remained in Asia at Okinawa, China, and Korea, until 14 Dec 1945. She was decommissioned in 1946 and was sunk as target on 11 May 1975.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia.

USS Bell Operational Timeline

4 Mar 1943 Bell was commissioned into service.
14 Jun 1946 Bell was decommissioned from service.

Photographs

Bell sliding down the building ways after being christened at the Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina, 24 Jun 1942Bell underway off the Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina, 11 Jun 1943, photo 1 of 2Bell underway off the Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina, 11 Jun 1943, photo 2 of 2




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Bell sliding down the building ways after being christened at the Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina, 24 Jun 1942
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