USS William B. Preston (AVD 7)
Destroyer of the Clemson class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Mod||Sea plane tender|
|Built by||Norfolk Navy Yard (Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||18 Nov 1918|
|Launched||9 Jul 1919|
|Commissioned||23 Aug 1920|
|End service||6 Dec 1945|
Decommissioned on 15 October 1934
Commands listed for USS William B. Preston (AVD 7)
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|1||Francis Joseph Bridget, USN||14 Jun 1940||9 Jun 1941|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Etheridge Grant, USN||9 Jun 1941||18 Feb 1942|
|3||Lt. Lester Orin Wood, USN||18 Feb 1942||23 Feb 1942|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Etheridge Grant, USN||23 Feb 1942||1 May 1943|
|5||Eugene Carter Rider, USN||1 May 1943||14 Nov 1943|
|6||Holcombe William Harvey, Jr., USNR||14 Nov 1943||18 Apr 1945|
|7||William Henry Dyer, Jr., USNR||18 Apr 1945||6 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving William B. Preston include:
- ADM 173/20177
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.