USS Bates (DE 68)

Casualty List

Navy US Navy
Type Destroyer Escort
Class Buckley 
Pennant DE 68 
Built by Bethlehem Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 29 Mar 1943 
Launched 6 Jun 1943 
Commissioned 12 Sep 1943 
Lost 25 May 1945 
Loss position 26.41N, 127.47E
History Converted to High Speed Transport and reclassified as APD- 47 on 31 July 1944.
Sunk by Japanese kamikaze aircraft west of Okinawa in position 26º41'N, 127º47'E.