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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Knox Class Destroyer Escort
    Keel Laid September 22 1970 - Launched April 24 1971

  1. USS BAGLEY DE-1069
    Commissioned May 6 1972

  2. USS BAGLEY FF-1069
    Reclassified Frigate (FF) June 30 1975
    Decommissioned September 26 1991

    Struck from Naval Register January 11 1995
    Scrapping contract awarded to International Shipbreaking Ltd, Brownsville TX September 29 1999

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. Bagley Covers Page 1     (1974-91)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Date From
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


Locy Type
FDC 2(n+) (USS)


Hoffman Bagley FF 1069 19720506 1 pm1.jpg
Hoffman Bagley FF 1069 19720506 1 front.jpg

Contributed by Jennifer Hoffman.


Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)


JonBurdett bagley de1069 197411016 pm.jpg
JonBurdett bagley de1069 197411016.jpg

As DE-1069


Locy Type
2t(n+u) (USS)


JonBurdett bagley ff1069 19760318 pm.jpg
JonBurdett bagley ff1069 19760318.jpg

As FF-1069


Locy Type
2-1(n+) (D1,USS) (FF)


Bunter Bagley FF 1069 19781207 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Bagley FF 1069 19781207 1 front.jpg

As FF-1069


Locy Type
2-1(n+) (D2,USS)


JonBurdett bagley ff1069 19850610 pm.jpg
JonBurdett bagley ff1069 19850610.jpg

As FF-1069


Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS,USN)


JonBurdett bagley ff1069 19910704 pm.jpg
JonBurdett bagley ff1069 19910704.jpg

As FF-1069


Locy Type
2-1p(n+) (USS)


JonBurdett bagley ff1069 19900222 pm.jpg
JonBurdett bagley ff1069 19900222.jpg

As FF-1069


Locy Type
9-1(n+u) (USS)


JonBurdett bagley ff1069 19870930 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett bagley ff1069 19870930.jpg

As FF-1069


Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon - Joint Meritorious Unit Award - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (2) - National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 star - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w/ 1 star - Humanitarian Service Ribbon - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

NAMESAKE - Brothers Ensign Worth Bagley (April 6 1874 - May 11 1898) and Admiral David Worth Bagley (January 8 1883 - May 24 1960)



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