THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, WASHINGTON
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the
NAVY CROSS posthumously to VERNARD EUGENE
BIVIN, S1C USN
Gary J. Bivin
According to records, USS Bivin's Keel was laid
Nov. 3, 1943, launched Dec. 7, 1943, and commisioned
for service Oct. 31, 1944.
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Commissioning...Oct. 31st, 1944
Admiral Eclix Gygax, USN, with Mrs. Ella F. Bivin of Bowling Green, KY., who sponsored the Destroyer Escort BIVIN at the Boston Navy Yard. The Vessel is named in honor of the late Vernard Eugene Bivin, S1c, who won the Navy Cross posthumously for his gallant gunnery in action in the Pacific against the Japs while mortally wounded.
Length: 306 feet
Beam: 37 feet
Named for: Seaman, First Class, Vernard Eugene Bivin, USN
Launched: Dec. 7, 1943, at Navy Yard, Boston, Mass.
Sponson: Mrs. Ella Florence Bivin, mother
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