USS Richard M. Rowell (DE 403)

Casualty List

Navy US Navy
Type Destroyer Escort
Class John C. Butler 
Pennant DE 403 
Built by Brown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 18 Aug 1943 
Launched 17 Nov 1943 
Commissioned 9 Mar 1944 
End service 31 May 1946 
  In mid-October 1944 the ship was damaged in a typoon. The main mast broke off at the base and was succesfully jettisoned over the side without any further damage. The ship went through the Leyte invasion with out any radar radio or fire control.