Allied Warships

USS Breckinridge (DD 148)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassWickes 
PennantDD 148 
Built byWilliam Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down11 Mar 1918 
Launched17 Aug 1918 
Commissioned27 Feb 1919 
End service30 Nov 1945 
History

Decommissioned at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 30 June 1922
Recommissioned 18 March 1930
Decommissioned in September 1936
Recommissioned September 1939
Reclassified as AG-112 on 30 June 1945
Decommissioned on 30 November 1945
Stricken 19 December 1945
Sold 31 October 1946 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Breckinridge (DD 148)

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CommanderFromTo
1Fred Durrel Kirtland, USN4 Oct 193918 Dec 1940
2John Daniel Hayes, USN18 Dec 194015 Oct 1941
3Carl Malcolm Dalton, USN15 Oct 194128 May 1942
4Frank Robert Arnold, USN28 May 194218 May 1944
5William J. van Meter, Jr., USN18 May 19441 Jul 1945
6George C Cunningham, Jr., USNR1 Jul 194530 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Breckinridge include:


23 Apr 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Breckinridge (Lt.Cdr. W.J. van Meter, USN) and USS Barney (Lt.Cdr. E.R. Mecleary, USNR).

24 Apr 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Breckinridge (Lt.Cdr. W.J. van Meter, USN) and USS Barney (Lt.Cdr. E.R. Mecleary, USNR).

Media links


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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