PREBLE DD 12

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Bainbridge Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid 21 April 1899 - Launched 2 March 1901

  1. USS PREBLE Destroyer No. 12
    Commissioned 14 December 1903 - Decommissioned 11 July 1919

    Struck from Naval Register 15 September 1919
    Sold 3 January 1920 for scrap
Preble DD12 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Preble DD-12 Covers Page 1     (DATE RANGE)

 

Postmarks

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A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
 
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Killer Bar Text

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Locy Type 1

1908-12-02

JohnGermann Preble DD12 19081202 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Preble DD12 19081202 1 Front.jpg

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Other Information

NAMESAKE - Commodore Edward Preble, USN (15 August 1761 - 25 August 1807)
        In the American Revolution Edward Preble ran away from home to serve on a privateer, entered (1779) the Massachusetts state marine as a midshipman, and saw service aboard the Protector, which was captured in 1781. After his release he joined the Winthrop and, when the Revolution was over, was engaged in the merchant service. Commissioned lieutenant in the U.S. Navy in 1798, he was promoted (1799) to captain and given command of the USS Essex, which sailed to China and convoyed 14 merchant vessels to New York. In 1803, Preble was transferred to the USF Constitution and set out in command of a squadron for the Mediterranean, where he took a leading part in the Tripolitan War. After the USS Philadelphia of his squadron had been captured and held in the harbor of Tripoli, Preble blockaded that port and made a number of attacks, but he failed to capture the strongly fortified town. He was relieved of his command on the arrival of Commodore Samuel Barron. Many of those who served under Preble, such as David Porter and Stephen Decatur, rendered distinguished service in the War of 1812.

 


 

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