USS Bristol (DD-453)

Casualty List

Navy US Navy
Type Destroyer
Class Bristol 
Pennant DD 453 
Built by Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New York, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 20 Dec 1940 
Launched 25 Jul 1941 
Commissioned 22 Oct 1941 
Lost At 04.17 hours on 13 October 1943 (Cmdr John Albert Glick) was struck by a Gnat from U-371  (Mehl). on the port side at the forward engine room, while escorting a small convoy to Oran, Algeria. The ship broke in two and had to be abandoned, while the stern sank after eight minutes and the bow after twelve minutes
Loss position 70 miles west-northwest of Bone, Algeria in position 3719'N, 0619'E.
History  
  51 of the crew died and 241 survived and were rescued by the American destroyers USS Trippe (DD 403) and the USS Wainwright (DD 419). Amongst the survivors was the Commanding officer John Albert Glick.