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BREESE USS DD-122

Postby D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:03 pm

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Built by Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Newport News, Virginia, Cost:$1,342,900.09 (hull & machinery)
Laid down:10 November 1917. Launched:11 May 1918. Commissioned:23 October 1918 to 17 June 1922 and 1 June 1931 to 15 January 1946
Reclassified:DM-18, 5 January 1931
‘Wickes’ class destroyer ,displacement:1,213 tons, Length:314’ 5” (95.83 m.) Beam:31’ 8” (9.65 m.) Draft:9’ 4” (2.84 m.) 4 Yarrow/Thornycroft boilers, 2 Curtis 24,200shp. geared turbines, two shafts. 35 knots.
Complement:122, Armament: 4 × 4" (102 mm.), 2 × 3" (76 mm.), 12 × 21" (533 mm.) torpedo tubes

USS Breese (DD–122) was a Wickes class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War I, and later redesignated, DM-18 in World War II. She was the only ship named for Captain Kidder Breese.

Commissioned as a destroyer in 1919, she undertook a number of patrol and training duties along the East Coast of the United States until being decommissioned in 1922. Overhauled in 1931, she returned to service with the United States Pacific Fleet on training and patrol for the next 10 years. She was present during the attack on Pearl Harbor, and following this she supported several operations during the war, laying minefields and sweeping for mines in the Pacific. Following the end of the war, she was sold for scrap in 1946 and broken up.

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