USS Preston

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Six ships in the United States Navy have been named USS Preston for Samuel W. Preston.

  • The first Preston was captured in 1864, commissioned in 1865 and decommissioned later that same year.
  • The second Preston was captured in 1865 and sold in 1868.
  • The third Preston (DD-19) was commissioned in 1909 and decommissioned in 1919.
  • The fourth Preston (DD-327) was commissioned in 1921 and decommissioned in 1930.
  • The fifth Preston (DD-379) was commissioned in 1936 and sunk in November 1942.
  • The sixth Preston (DD-795) was commissioned in 1944 and transferred to Turkey in 1969.