BRECK DD 283
Ship Name and Designation History
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Keel Laid 8 May 1919 - Launched 5 September 1919
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- USS Breck DD-283 Covers Page 1 (1926-1930)
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Post Office Established July 29 1925 - Disestablished April 30 1930
Locy Type 3r
Locy Type 3s
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Locy Type 3s
NAMESAKE - Lieutenant Commander Joseph Berry Breck, USN (1830 – July 26 1865)
Breck was an officer in The United States Navy during the American Civil War. Born in Maine, Breck was appointed an Acting Ensign February 27 1863. He commanded the screw steamer NIPHON during The Civil War, taking a prominent part in the destruction of the saltworks in engagements at Masonboro Inlet, North Carolina, and other expeditions ashore. Although his health was much impaired by his service, Lieutenant Commander Breck remained in command of NIPHON until sent home by medical survey. Breck died on July 26 1865, a short time after arriving in San Francisco, California. He was later buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
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