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Contributed by Bill Calhoun. 113kb USS Preble under construction at Bath Iron Works, Bath Maine.  This photograph was taken on 14 January.  Contributed by Bill Calhoun. 113kb.
Contributed by Bill Calhoun. 95kb USS Preble under construction at Bath Iron Works, Bath Maine.  This photograph was taken on 1 April.  Contributed by Bill Calhoun. 95kb.
Contributed by Bill Calhoun. 82kb USS Preble under construction at Bath Iron Works, Bath Maine.  This photograph was taken on 18 May.  Contributed by Bill Calhoun. 82kb.
Contributed by Ken Deshaies  598kb "The wedging up of USS Preble (DLG-15) on her launching day". From an issue of the United States Naval Institute Proceedings. Contributed by Ken Deshaies. 598kb.
Contributed by Sam Burns. USS Preble Sitting on the ways just prior to her launching. Contributed by Sam Burns. 64kb
Contributed by Tom Bateman. 32kb Mrs. Ralph Wilson, wife of Vice Admiral Ralph E. Wilson, USN, christening USS Preble at Bath Iron Works on 23 May 1959 (9 days before I was born!). From the 1970 Commissioning Program. Contributed by Tom Bateman. 32kb.
Contributed by Bill Calhoul. 52kb Preble sliding down the ways during her launch on 23 May 1959.   Contributed by Bill Calhoun. 73kb.
Contributed by Ken Deshaies  412kb "Launching the Guided-Missile Destroyer Leader Preble". From an issue of the United States Naval Institute Proceedings.Contributed by Ken Deshaies. 412kb.
Contributed by Sam Burns. Preble sliding down the ways during her launch on 23 May 1959. Contributed by Jim Byrd. 133kb.
Contributed by Bill Calhoun. 51kb USS Preble underway during sea trials.  Notice the missing ASROC launcher.  This was installed during the Restricted Availability in the Long Beach Naval Shipyard on 6-28 September 1959. Contributed by Bill Calhoun. 51kb.

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