Allied Warships

USS Prairie (AD 15)

Destroyer tender of the Dixie class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer tender
PennantAD 15 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Oct 1938 
Laid down7 Dec 1938 
Launched9 Dec 1939 
Commissioned5 Aug 1940 
End service26 Mar 1993 

Decommissioned and stricken on 26 March 1993


Commands listed for USS Prairie (AD 15)

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1Cdr. John Beresford Wynn Waller, USN5 Aug 19405 Oct 1941
2Robert Walton Flemming, USN5 Oct 194127 Nov 1942
3T/Capt. Francis Paxton Old, USN27 Nov 19425 Jul 1944 (1)
4T/Capt. Omer Archibald Kneeland, USN5 Jul 194419 Jun 1945
5Francis Stephenson Gibson, USNR19 Jun 19457 Oct 1945

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