|Ship Class||Fletcher-class Destroyer|
|Builder||Charleston Naval Shipyard, South Carolina, United States|
|Laid Down||30 Dec 1941|
|Launched||24 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||4 Mar 1943|
|Decommissioned||14 Jun 1946|
|Displacement||2,050 tons standard|
|Power Output||60,000 shaft horsepower|
|Range||6,500nm at 15 knots|
|Armament||5x5in guns, 10x21in torpedo tubes|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
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.
Last Major Revision: Apr 2007
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|4 Mar 1943||Bell was commissioned into service.|
|18 Dec 1944||Many ships from the United States Third Fleet, Task Force 38 sailed into Typhoon Cobra in the Philippine Sea. Three destroyers and 790 men were lost.|
|14 Jun 1946||Bell was decommissioned from service.|
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