Allied Warships

USS Breese (DM 18)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDM 18 
ModDestroyer minelayer 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Laid down10 Nov 1917 
Launched11 May 1918 
Commissioned23 Oct 1918 
End service15 Jan 1946 

Decommissioned on 17 June 1922.
Reclassified as Light Minelayer DM-18 on 5 January 1931.
Recommissioned as DM-18 on 1 June 1931.
Decommissioned on 12 November 1937.
Recommissioned on 25 September 1939.
Decommissioned on 15 January 1946.
Stricken on 7 February 1946.
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 16 May 1946.


Commands listed for USS Breese (DM 18)

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1Lt.Cdr. William Jenkins Longfellow, USN25 Sep 19399 Nov 1940 (1)
2Herald Franklin Staut, USN9 Nov 194020 Sep 1942 (1)
3T/Lt.Cdr. Alexander Bacon Coxe, Jr., USN20 Sep 194231 Mar 1944 (1)
4David Barney Cohen, USN31 Mar 19447 Dec 1944 (1)
5George W. McKnight, USNR7 Dec 194424 Jul 1945
6David James Pikkaart, USNR24 Jul 194523 Oct 1945

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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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