USS Preble (DM 20)
Destroyer of the Clemson class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||12 Apr 1919|
|Launched||8 Mar 1920|
|Commissioned||19 Mar 1920|
|End service||7 Dec 1945|
Reclassified as destroyer minelayer DM-20 on 30 June 1937
Commands listed for USS Preble (DM 20)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Louis Arthur Reinken, USN||Jun 1939||Aug 1940|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Charles Frederick Chillingsworth, Jr., USN||Aug 1940||Nov 1941|
|3||Harry Darlington Johnston, USN||Nov 1941||14 Sep 1942 (1)|
|4||Frederick Samuel Steinke, USN||14 Sep 1942||25 Mar 1944|
|5||Cdr. Elward Francis Baldridge, USN||25 Mar 1944||30 May 1945 (1)|
|6||John Pittman Graves, USNR||30 May 1945||7 Dec 1945|
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