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USS Bull was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on December 15, 1942 and launched on March 23, the same year. It was commissioned on August 12, 1943 under Lt. D. W. Farnham’s command with the hull number DE-693 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on June 3, 1947. Meanwhile, the ship was reclassified as APD-78. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 186 men on board and it had the main missions in Boston, Derry, Norfolk, Belfast, Ulithi, Palau Islands, Eniwetok, Maine or San Diego. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 15, 1966. One month later, on July 12, the ship was sold to Taiwan where it was renamed ROCS Lu Shan (PF-36). For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Bull received 3 battle stars.