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USS Breeman (DE 104)


Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - G - D - W
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/ 1 star - WWII Victory Medal


Specifications:
Class: Cannon
Type: DET (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, long hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1240 tons (light), 1620 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 GM Mod. 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 21 kts
Range: 10,800 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 201
Breeman (DE 104) Building and Operational Data:
  • 20 March 1943: Keel laid by the Dravo Corp., Wilmington, Del.
  • 04 September 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Marie Breeman Schellgell, niece of the late Chief Turret Captain Breeman
  • date unknown: Towed from Wilmington to the Norfolk Navy Yard and completed there
  • 12 December 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr Edward N. W. Hunter, USNR, in command
  • 26 April 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla. after 2.4 years of service
  • 29 October 1948: Transferred to China, renamed T'ai Chong (F-24) (escaped with Nationalist Forces to Taiwan, struck in December 1972, hulk used as fill in pier ramp construction)
  • 22 December 1948: Struck from the NVR
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    Breeman 24k undated wartime photo Terry Dobmeyer
    Breeman 59k as T'ai Chong, date / location unknown Waldo

    View the USS Breeman (DE 104) DANFS history entry located
    on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    Breeman's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 12 Dec. 1943 - 24 Aug. 1944Lcdr. Edward Norman Wilson Hunter, USNR (comm.)
    2.) 24 Aug. 1944 - 30 Nov. 1945Lcdr. Andrew James McCrudden, USNR
    3.) 04 Jan. 1946 - .. .... ....Lt.(jg) August W. Bazemore, USNR
    4.) .. .... .... - 03 Apr. 1946Lt.(jg) Walter C. Johnson, USNR

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    None
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