Allied Warships

USS Long (DMS 12)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassClemson 
PennantDMS 12 
ModHigh speed minesweeper 
Built byWilliam Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down23 Sep 1918 
Launched26 Apr 1919 
Commissioned20 Oct 1919 
Lost6 Jan 1945 
Loss position16° 12'N, 120° 11'E

The American destroyer USS Long (DMS 12) lost on 6 Jan 1945 in position 16° 12'N, 120° 11'E.

History

Decommissioned on 30 December 1922
Recommissioned on 29 March 1930
Reclassified as high speed minesweeper DMS-12 on 19 November 1940
Sunk by Japanese kamikaze aircraft in Lingayen Gulf in position 16º12'N, 120º11'E.

 

Commands listed for USS Long (DMS 12)

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CommanderFromTo
1John George Jones, USN7 Jun 193728 Jun 1940
2Charles Frederick Horne, Jr., USN28 Jun 194017 Dec 1942
3T/Cdr. Paul Frederick Heerbrandt, USN17 Dec 194231 Oct 1943
4Rexford Vinal Wheeler, Jr., USN31 Oct 194310 Sep 1944
5Stanley Caplan, USNR10 Sep 19446 Jan 1945

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