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USS BORIE (DD-704)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NTFF

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - MYSTERY

CLASS - ALLEN M. SUMNER As Built.
Displacement 3218 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 376' 6"(oa) x 40' 10" x 14' 2" (Max)
Armament 6 x 5"/38AA (3x2), 12 x 40mm AA, 11 x 20mm AA, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 60,000 SHP; General Electric Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 36.5 Knots, Range 3300 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 336.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Federal Shipbuilding, Kearny NJ. February 29 1944.
Launched July 4 1944 and commissioned September 21 1944.
Completed FRAM upgrade June 1962.
Decommissioned July 1 1972.
Stricken July 1 1972.
To Argentina July 1 1972, renamed Hipolito Bouchard.
Fate Stricken and broken up for scrap in 1984.

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Borie 68kAdolph Edward Borie was born in Philadelphia, Pa., 25 November 1809. He was a successful merchant and served as Secretary of the Navy (5 March-22 June 1869) in the cabinet of President U. S. Grant. Mr. Borie died in Philadelphia 5 February 1980. Photo ID: cwpbh 00548, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.Bill Gonyo
Borie 97kArtist's conception of the Borie as she appeared following her FRAM II overhaul by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.Navy Yard Associates
Borie 129kUndated, Venice, Italy.Robert Oddo
Borie 110kUndated, location unknown.Robert Oddo
Borie 22kUndated, location unknown.Christopher Karwowski
Borie 137kUndated, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
Borie 83kUndated, location unknown. National Archives and Records Administration. Photo # 19-N-99960.Robert Hurst
Borie 123kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR (Ret.)
Weeks 62kSouvenir button of the launching of the USS Borie (DD-704) on July 4 1944. Courtesy of www.timepassagesnostalgia.com.Tom Kermen
Borie 99kLate World War II, location unknown.Donna A. Cuddeback
Borie 223kThe USS Dixie (AD 14) with a nest of destroyers alongside at Leyte in April-May 1945 time frame. The destroyers are from left to right: USS Compton (DD 705), USS Ault (DD 698), USS Charles S. Sperry (DD 697), USS English (DD 696), USS John W. Weeks (DD 701) and USS Borie (DD 704).Darryl Baker
Borie 192kInternational News Photo dated March 1946 of Norfolk with USS Shangri La (CV-38) in the center, also at the pier are the USS Hank (DD-702), USS Wallace L. Lind (DD-703) and USS Borie (DD-704).David Buell
Borie 92kUSS Ammen (DD-527) and USS Borie (DD-704) location unknown, circa 1950s.Kirk Sullenberger
Borie 174kJune 1951, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
Borie 221kUSS Wallace L. Lind (DD-703), USS English (DD-698), USS Borie (DD-704) and USS Hank (DD-702) returning to Norfolk on June 10 1951.Ron Reeves
Borie 179kIn the Med, 1952.Robert Oddo
Borie 40kUSS Borie (DD-704) at anchor circa 1953, location unknown.Robert Hurst
Borie 140kUSS Borie (DD-704) at Genoa, Italy, February 8 1959.Carlo Martinelli
Borie 95k USS Borie (DD-704) underway circa 1963, after her FRAM II conversion, location unknown. Photo U.S. Navyfrom the 1964-65 Edition of Jane's Fighting Ships.Robert Hurst
Borie 40kNorfolk, VA April-May 1964, Rich Fotion can be seen painting the hull around the anchor.Robert Oddo
Borie 93kNorfolk, August 1964.© Richard Leonhardt
Borie 113kNorfolk, August 1964.-
Borie 145kGenoa, Italy on February 1 1967.Carlo Martinelli
Borie 79kUSS Borie (DD 704) underway. March 1971. No.: 1147222.Christopher Karwowski
Borie 48kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Borie 100k-120kUniform Ship's name shoulder patch.Al Grazevich
On Argentinian Service
Borie 20kHipolito Bouchard or Buchardo (born in Saint-Tropez, France, 15 January 1780; died in Peru, 4 January 1837). Argentinian military man and corsair who fought in the service of Argentina and Peru.Francisco Javier Santos Vazquez
The USS Borie DD-704 (ARA Bouchard) on Argentine service was the escort for the ARA Gral Belgrano (USS Phoenix, a Brooklyn class cruiser) in the Malvinas War. She received a torpedo hit from HMS Conqueror but the torpedo did not explode. The submarine fired 3 torpedos at the cruiser, two hit the cruiser and exploded, the third torpedo hit the destroyer. (History thanks to Gaston Miñones.)
Adalberto Alvarez added the following items from the Malvinas War: May 2nd, the torpedo hit caused damages on the hull with water entry, and also broke the sonar. May 16th, the Bouchard opened fire with both forward mounts, repelling a disembarkation attempt by the SAS from a British submarine opposite Río Grande (near the Navy base and air station), in Tierra del Fuego. The Bouchard was the only unit that fired ammunition of this caliber during the war.
Borie 146kThe First and Second Destroyer Divisions in 1979 at the Naval Base of Puerto Belgrano, near Bahia Blanca in the south part of Buenos Aires Province. Since no hull numbers can be seen it is impossible to accurately identify each ship, however, the ships present include the D 22 Rosales (ex DD 644 Stembel), D 29 Piedrabuena (ex DD 730 Collett), D 25 Seguí (ex DD 702 Hank), D 23 Domecq Garcia (ex DD630 Braine), D 24 Storni (ex DD 547 Cowell), D 27 Py (ex DD 877 Perkins) and the D 26 Bouchard (ex DD 704 Borie). Additional info thanks to Adalberto Alvarez; "In the photograph, the ships on the right belong to the 2nd Division of Destroyers. On the left, we see the 1st Division of Destroyers, and we find the Bouchard among these. (The Bouchard was assigned to the 2nd Division in 1980). The ship we see on the front of the 1st Division Destroyers is not the Bouchard, because the Bouchard didn’t have that kind of life rafts until 1982, during the war. The ship in the middle belongs to the Fletcher class. This means that the Bouchard is the one moored to dock."Horacio Héctor Virardi
Borie 172kUndated, location unknown. Official Argentine Navy photo courtesy of http://www.histarmar.com.ar.Robert Hurst
Borie 161kAs above.Robert Hurst
Borie 141kAs above.Robert Hurst
Borie 75kShip's flag.Adalberto Alvarez
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Noah Adair Jr.    Sep 21 1944 - Oct 31 1945
CDR John Chapman Morgan    Oct 31 1945 - Nov 12 1946
LCDR Capers Gamewell Barr Jr.    Nov 12 1946 - Jan 1 1948 
LCDR Cecil Austen Bolam    Jan 1 1948 - Dec 11 1948
(Decommissioned Dec 11 1948 - Sep 19 1949)
CDR Walter Vincent Combs Jr.    Sep 19 1949 - May 1950 (Later RADM)
CDR Merle Francis Bowman    may 1950 - Jul 1951
CDR William Harrison Mack    Aug 1951 - Oct 4 1952
CDR John William Myers Montgomery    Oct 4 1952 - ?
CDR Alva Leroy Blanks    ?
LCDR Earl Robert Schwass    ? 1956 - ?
CDR James Russell Sahlin    1959 - ?
CDR John Brants Randolph    1960 - Nov 1961
CDR William Joseph Hepfinger    1962 - ?
CDR Richard Struyk    May 15 1965 - ?
CDR Jean Raymond Pouliot    1967 - Jun 1970
CDR John David "Jack" Rodda    Jun 1970 - Jun 1972
Argentine Commanding Officers
Thanks to Adalberto D. Alvarez
(CAPC = Cap de Corbeta    CAPF = Cap de Fragata)


CAPF Guido E. Degano    Jul 1 1972 - Feb 7 1973
CAPC Marcos S. Lovato    Feb 7 1973 - Mar 7 1973
CAPF Edgardo Aroldo Otero    Mar 7 1973 - Feb 4 1975
CAPF Eduardo Morris Girling    Feb 4 1975 - Feb 3 1976
CAPF Horacio Zaratiegui    Feb 3 1976 - Jan 31 1977
CAPF Osvaldo Roberto Cúneo    Jan 31 1977 - Jan 11 1978
CAPF Ernesto F. Diamante    Jan 11 1978 - Feb 5 1979
CAPF Emilio Osses    Feb 5 1979 - Feb 7 1980
CAPF Miguel Oscar Catolino    Feb 7 1980 - Dec 30 1980
CAPF César Augusto Pellegri    Dec 30 1980 - Dec 10 1981
CAPF Washington Bárcena    Dec 10 1981 - Dec 6 1982
CAPF Mario Dante Barilli    Dec 6 1982 - Mar 6 1984

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
ARA Bouchard (D-26) Website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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