DD-845 General Specifications
Complement: 336 Officers and Enlisted
Displacement: 2425 tons
Length: 390 feet 6 inches
Beam: 41 feet 1 inches
Draft: 18 feet 6 in
Flank Speed: 35 knots
Final Disposition: Sunk as a target 18 July 1982
USS BAUSSELL (DD-845)
Bausell (DD-845) was launched 19 November 1945 by Bath Iron Works Corp.
Maine; sponsored by
Mrs. Lawrence K. Bausell
mother of Corporal Bausell; commissioned 7 February 1946
Commander J. V.
Bewick in command
and reported to the Pacific Fleet.
Between 1946 and 1960 Bausell operated out of San Diego on fleet exercises and training
two tours of the Far East. Between the outbreak of hostilities in Korea and the armistice
three tours with the 7th Fleet in the Far East (19 March-16 September 1951
10 June 2 December 1952
30 September 1953-21 March 1954)
participating in blockading
and patrolling of Korea and
contiguous areas in support of the United Nations forces.
Since 1954 Bausell has made two more tours of the Far East. During the first she operated with the 7th Fleet
as a part of a fast carrier task force in support of the evacuation of the Tachen Islands (February 1955).
Between Far Eastern tours she has conducted extensive type training exercises out of San Diego.
Bausell received three battle stars for her Korean service.
[Note: The above USS BAUSSELL (DD-845) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS BAUSSELL (DD-845) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]