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USS PRESTON (DD-795)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NKRV

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - GLEE CLUB

CLASS - FLETCHER As Built.
Displacement 2924 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 376' 5"(oa) x 39' 7" x 13' 9" (Max)
Armament 5 x 5"/38AA, 10 x 40mm, 7 x 20mm AA, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 60,000 SHP; General Electric Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 38 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 15 Knots, Crew 273.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bethlehem Steel , San Pedro. June 13 1943.
Launched December 12 1943 and commissioned March 20 1944.
Decommissioned April 24 1946, recommissioned January 26 1951.
Decommissioned November 15 1969 and Stricken November 15 1969.
To Turkey November 15 1969, renamed Içel.
Fate Stricken and broken up for scrap in 1981.

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Preston 69kSamuel W. Preston, born in Canada, 6 April 1840, was appointed Midshipman from the state of Illinois 4 October 1858. Graduating first in his class, 9 May 1861, he was appointed Acting Master, 4 October 1861 and Lieutenant 1 August 1862. From 1861 to 1863 he served on various vessels attached to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Captured by Confederate forces during an attack on Fort Sumter 8 September 1863, he was taken to Libby Prison and exchanged in the fall of 1864. Ordered to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron as Flag-Lieutenant to Rear Admiral D. D. Porter, he participated in the attacks on Fort Fisher 24–25 December 1864 and 13 January 1865. He was killed while leading his men against the fort on the latter date. Photo #: NH 47236. Acting Master Samuel W. Preston, USN (1840-1865) photographed circa 1861-1862. The original print was mounted on a Carte de Visite. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart/Robert M. Cieri
Preston 78kArtist's conception of the Preston by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.Navy Yard Associates
Preston 52kUndated, location unknown.-
Preston 108kCommissioning ceremony for USS Cassin Young (DD-793) at Bethlehem Steel, San Pedro, Calif., on 31 December 1943. USS Preston (DD-795) is at left and USS Comfort (AH-6), not yet painted as a hospital ship, is at right. (U.S. Navy photograph 19-N-117682, from the collections of the National Archives)Stephen P. Carlson, Boston NHP,Charlestown Navy Yard
Preston 90kSan Diego, CA about December 1950 or January 1951 just after she had been taken out of mothballs.Richard Bass
Preston 136kNewport R.I. Navy Base between January 1951 and May 1952. From the collection of Eugene Mcfadden PH3 USS Cascade.Gene Mcfadden
Preston 136kUSS Preston (DD-795) Photographed following conversion to "four-gun Fletcher" configuration, circa the mid-1950s. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Preston 17kSasebo in August, 1953 during a squardon (DesRon 24) awards ceremony. USS Picking (DD-685), USS Irwin (DD-794) and USS Preston (DD-795).Bud Healy
Preston 122kSixth Fleet ships in Naples harbour, circa 1955. destroyers in left centre are USS Preston (DD-795) and USS Irwin (DD-794). Destroyer in the centre, slightly to the right, appears to be USS Bordelon (DDR-881). The other U.S.Navy ships present are mainly amphibious types. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of Admiral Robert B. Carney, USN (Photo No NH 99290).Robert Hurst
Preston 129kUSS Preston (DD-795) South Pacific, approaching USS Virgo (AKA-20) for replenishment. Photo is from Marc Schenck for his father, LTjg Bernard Schenck, served aboard the USS Virgo. Time would be 1957 during Virgo's Seventh Fleet deployment.Marc Schenck
Preston 226kCRUDESPAC photo released by the 12 Naval District PIO on June 4, 1957. The photo is from the files of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Preston 114kSan Francisco June 13 1957.Robert M. Cieri
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Yokosuka, October 7 1961, with the Preston and 10 other destroyers being serviced by the USS Piedmont (AD-17)Ed Zajkowski
Preston 158kMay 13 1963, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
Preston 117kUSS Preston (DD-795) Arriving at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on 19 March 1964. Taken by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class B.J. Long. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Fred Weiss
Preston 249kShips under repair at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in August 1966. The carrier USS Hancock (CVA 19) is to the left while USS Preston (DD 795) and Edson (DD 946) are in the yard's dry dock 4 and USS Enterprise (CVN 65) is to the left. Photo is form the files of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Preston 142kUSS Preston (DD-795) Off the San Francisco Bay Naval Shipyard, Hunters Point, California, 22 October 1966. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Fred Weiss
Preston 129kUSS Preston (DD-795) Off the San Francisco Bay Naval Shipyard, Hunters Point, California, 22 October 1966. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Fred Weiss
Preston 115kUSS Preston (DD-795) off the San Francisco Naval Shipyard, Hunter's Point, California, 22 October 1966 (Photo Nos NH 99285 and NH 99286).Robert Hurst
Preston 101kAs above.Robert Hurst
Preston 134kUSS Preston (DD-795) off the San Francisco Bay Naval Shipyard, Hunters Point, California, 22 October 1966. Official U.S. Navy Photobraph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Centre. Photo # NH 99287.Robert Hurst
Preston 127kUSS Preston at the San Francisco Bay Naval Shipyard, Hunters Point, California, 22 October 1966. Official U.S. Navy Photoghraph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Centre. Photo # NH 99288.Robert Hurst
Preston 197kStarboard view of the USS Preston (DD-795) underway circa 1967. The Preston was converted to a 4-gun Fletcher in the mid-1950’s. Official US Navy; 1967-68 Jane’s Fighting Ships.Mike Green
Preston 33kSan Francisco June 1969.Marc Piché
Preston 62kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Preston 30kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Preston 70kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Preston 34kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Preston 67kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
On Turkish Service
Preston 77kUndated, location unknown. From the collection of Murat Esbahoglu, MCPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Preston 101kUndated, location unknown. From the collection of Murat Esbahoglu, MCPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Preston 106kUndated commemorative plate drawing.Cüneyt Demir
Preston 68kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Preston 108kUndated, location unknown. From the collection of EMC Nedim Colpan.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Preston 96kCirca 1970s Karadeniz maneuver.Cüneyt Demir
Preston 42kCirca 1970s off Istanbul.Cüneyt Demir
Preston 48kCirca 1972 in Gölcük Gulf, from the 1972 Jane's Fighting Ships.Cüneyt Demir
Preston 145kTCG Izmit (D-342)/USS Cogswell (DD-651), TCG Iskenderun (D-343)/USS Boyd (DD-544) and TCG Içel (D-344)/USS Preston (DD-795) at Port Poyraz, Gölcük-KOCAELI in 1973.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy

USS PRESTON DD-795 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Goldsborough Serpell Patrick    Mar 20 1944 - Sep 20 1945 (Later RADM)
LCDR John Blake Carroll    Sep 20 1945 - Apr 24 1946
(Decommissioned Apr 24 1946 - Jan 26 1951)
CDR Frederick Delano Riley Jr.    Jan 26 1951 - 1952
CDR Ralph Stoddard Stevens Jr.    1952 - Mar 12 1953
CDR Joseph Raymond Tenanty    Mar 12 1953 - Dec 20 1954
CDR Ernest Robert Peterson    Dec 20 1954 - 1956
CDR William Michael Robinson    1956 - Jun 1957
LCDR Albert Monroe Sackett    Jun 1957 - Jul 18 1959 (Later RADM)
CDR Richard Stewart Moore    Jul 18 1959 - Oct 7 1961
CDR Anthony J. Kodis    Oct 7 1961 - Sep 5 1963
CDR Harry Darlington Johnston    Sep 5 1963 - Jul 9 1965 (Later RADM)
CDR James Owen Lyon    Jul 9 1965 - Mar 10 1967
CDR David George Ramsey    Mar 10 1967 - 1968 (Later RADM)
CDR John Alfred Coinier    1968 - Nov 15 1969

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Preston Website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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