Allied Warships

USS Preble (DM 20)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDM 20 
ModDestroyer minelayer 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Laid down12 Apr 1919 
Launched8 Mar 1920 
Commissioned19 Mar 1920 
End service7 Dec 1945 

Reclassified as destroyer minelayer DM-20 on 30 June 1937
Reclassified as AG-99 on 5 June 1945
Decommissioned on 7 December 1945
Stricken on 3 January 1946
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 26 October 1946


Commands listed for USS Preble (DM 20)

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1Lt.Cdr. Louis Arthur Reinken, USN15 Jun 193916 Sep 1940
2Lt.Cdr. Charles Frederick Chillingsworth, Jr., USN16 Sep 194021 Nov 1941
3Lt.Cdr. Harry Darlington Johnston, USN21 Nov 194114 Sep 1942 (1)
4T/Lt.Cdr. Frederic Samuel Steinke, USN14 Sep 194225 Mar 1944
5T/Lt.Cdr. Elward Francis Baldridge, USN25 Mar 194430 May 1945 (1)
6Lt John Pittman Graves, USNR30 May 19457 Dec 1945

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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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