Allied Warships

USS Long (DMS 12)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

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

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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1Lt.Cdr. Frank Edmund Beatty, Jr., USNJun 193323 Mar 1934
2Earl Everett Stone, USNJun 1935

3William Schuetze Veeder, USN
4Paul Frederick Heerbrandt, USN 31 Oct 1943
5Rexford Vinal Wheeler, Jr., USN31 Oct 1943May 1944
6Stanley Caplan, USNRMay 19446 Jan 1945

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