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Displacement 1,154 Tons, Dimensions, 314' 5" (oa) x 31' 8" x 9' 10" (Max)
Armament 4 x 4"/50, 2 x 1pdr AA (1 x 3"/23AA In Some Ships), 12 x 21" tt..
Machinery, 24,200 SHP; Parsons Design Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 103.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Cramp, Philadelphia on March 11 1918.
Launched August 17 1918 and commissioned February 27 1919.
Decommissioned June 30 1922.
Recommissioned March 18 1930.
Decommissioned September 1936.
Recommissioned September 1939 and Assigned to Neutrality Patrol.
Reclassified AG-112 June 30 1945.
Decommissioned November 30 1945.
Stricken December 19 1945.
Fate Sold October 31 1946 and broken up for scrap.

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-Joseph Cabell Breckinridge was born in Fort Monroe, Va., 6 March 1872 and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1895. He served in the battleship Texas, where on several occasions, he displayed remarkable coolness and ability in times of peril. While serving in Cushing, Ensign Breckinridge was washed overboard and drowned in Cuban waters 11 February 1898.Robert M. Cieri
Breckinridge 74kUndated, location unknown.Joe Radigan
Breckinridge 13kUndated, location unknown.Paul Rebold
Breckinridge 100kUndated, USS Satterlee (DD-190), USS Hatfield (DD-231) and USS Breckinridge (DD-148) in Balboa, The Canal Zone.Paul Rebold
Breckinridge 220kUSS Breckinridge (DD 148) appears to be transiting the Panama Canal in this photo. Photo from collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Breckinridge 120kUSS Blakeley (DD-150) fitting out at the Cramp Shipyard, Philadelphia, on 1 October 1918. Other destroyers present are: USS Barney (DD 149), USS Roper (DD-147), and USS Breckinridge (DD-148). Note boilers on the dock, awaiting installation in the new ships. Source: United States National Archives, Photo No. 19-N-15765 Mike Green
Breckinridge 33kThe non-self-propelled water barge YW-53 nears completion at the Norfolk Navy Yard, 3 November 1932, while the destroyers Breckinridge (DD-148) and Blakeley (DD-150), lie moored in the background, being prepared to resume active service in the reconstituted Destroyer Squadron Two after having been in Rotating Reserve Destroyer Squadron 19. U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships Photograph in the 19-LCM collection, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.Robert Hurst
Breckinridge 115kU.S. Navy destroyers moored together at Balboa, Panama Canal Zone, circa 1934. Ships present include (from left to right): USS Breckinridge (DD-148); two unidentified destroyers; USS Dorsey (DD-117); USS Lea (DD-118); USS Rathburne (DD-113); USS Talbot (DD-114); USS Waters (DD-115); USS Dent (DD-116); six unidentified destroyers and USS Hopkins (DD-249). U.S.Naval Historical Centre photo # NH 50099.Robert Hurst
Breckinridge 107kCirca 1935-1936, location unknown.-
Breckinridge 73kCirca late 1930's, location unknown.Marc Piché
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Charleston, SC, February 16 1943.
Mike Mohl
Breckinridge 125kCharleston, SC, October 23 1943.Mike Mohl
Breckinridge 156kUSS Breckinridge (DD-148), Off the Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina, 24 October 1943. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo #: NH 63303.Robert Hurst
Breckinridge 90kCharleston, SC, December 24 1943.Ed Zajkowski
Breckinridge 107kCharleston, SC, December 24 1943.Mike Mohl
Breckinridge 67kUndated, location unknown. Appears to be in her AG-112 configuration.Paul Rebold

USS BRECKINRIDGE DD-148 / AG-112 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Frank Alfred Braisted    Feb 27 1919 - Apr 27 1919 (Later RADM)
CDR Arthur Mark LeRoy 'Roy' Bristol Jr.    Apr 27 1919 - Sep 30 1920 (Later VADM)
CDR William Edgar Eberle    Sep 30 1920 - Sep 3 1921 
LT William Joseph Butler    Sep 3 1921 - Jan 15 1922
LCDR John Barkley Rhodes    Jan 15 1922 - Jun 30 1922 
(Decommissioned Jun 30 1922 - May 1 1930)
LCDR Grady Baskin Whitehead    May 1 1930 - May 17 1931
CDR Miles Permenter Refo Jr.    May 17 1931 - Jun 18 1932
LCDR Herman Adolf Spanagel    Jun 18 1932 - Jul 15 1936
LCDR William Bristol McHugh    Jul 15 1936 - Dec 23 1936
(Decommissioned Dec 23 1936 - Oct 4 1939)
CDR Fred Durrel Kirtland    Oct 4 1939 - Dec 18 1940 (Later VADM)
LCDR John Daniel Hayes    Dec 18 1940 - Oct 15 1941
CDR Carl Malcolm Dalton    Oct 15 1941 - May 28 1942 (Later RADM)
LCDR Frank Robert Arnold    May 28 1942 - May 18 1944
LCDR William J. Van Meter Jr.    May 18 1944 - Jul 1 1945
LT George C. Cunningham Jr.    Ju1 1 1945 - Nov 30 1945

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

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