Allied Warships

USS Bailey (i) (DD 269)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 269 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., (Squantum, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down3 Jun 1918 
Launched5 Feb 1919 
Commissioned27 Jun 1919 
End service26 Nov 1940 

Decommissioned on 15 June 1922
Recommissioned on 30 September 1939 and transferred to the Royal Navy on 26 November 1940.

Career notesto Britain as HMS Reading (G 71)

Commands listed for USS Bailey (i) (DD 269)

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1Cdr. Edward Harral Jones, USN30 Sep 193926 Nov 1940

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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