USS ARTHUR L. BRISTOL (DE-281/APD-97)

Named for Rear Admiral Arthur LeRoy Bristol, Jr., b. 15 July 1886, Charleston, SC; Navy Cross and DSM for WWI service; first CO of RANGER (CV-4); first CO of Support Force Atlantic Fleet; d. 27 April 1942 of heart attack at Argentia, Newfoundland

Type: TEV
Builder: CNY
Keel laid 12/01/43
Launched 02/19/44
Redesignated 07/17/44
Commissioned as APD 06/25/45
First CO: Lt Cdr Morris Beerman
Decommissioned 04/29/46
Stricken 06/01/64
Sold 08/04/65

From the research of Anne McCarthy,
with contributions by Pat Perrella and Pat Stephens, webmaster. March 2006
 

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