COLLETT DD 730

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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.

    Allen M. Sumner Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid 11 October 1943 - Launched 5 March 1944

  1. USS COLLETT DD-730
    Commissioned 16 May 1944 - Decommissioned 18 December 1970

    Struck from Naval Register 1 February 1974

  2. ARA PIEDRA BUENA D-29
    Transferred to Argentina 4 June 1974 and renamed

    Sunk 1988 in an Argentine Navy missile exercise
COLLETT PATCH.jpg

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. USS Collett DD-730 Covers Page 1     (1945-1970)

 

Postmarks

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
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Killer Bar Text

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


 

Locy Type 2(n)

"NAVY DAY"

1945-10-27

JonBurdett collett dd730 19451027 pm.jpg
JonBurdett collett dd730 19451027.jpg

"NAVY DAY' added to killers


 

Locy Type 2(n)

1948-04-17

GregCiesielski Collett DD730 19480417 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Collett DD730 19480417 1 Front.jpg

Sailor's Mail


 

Locy Type 2a(n)

1947-01-00

GregCiesielski Collett DD730 19470100 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Collett DD730 19470100 1 Front.jpg

Collectors request, cover found on the USS Collett website.


 

Locy Type
2(n) (USS)

1966-07-22

JonBurdett collett dd730 19660722r pm.jpg
JonBurdett collett dd730 19660722.jpg

Project Gemini cachet by Morris W. Beck


 

Locy Type 2r

1952-11-21

JonBurdett collett dd730 19521121 pm.jpg
JonBurdett collett dd730 19521121.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2t(nu)

1970-02-25

GregCiesielski Collett DD730 19700225 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Collett DD730 19700225 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by Frederick L. Karcher. FRAUDULENT use of the "FREE" mail privilege.


 

Locy Type 2z

1945-05-31

JonBurdett collett dd730 19450531 pm.jpg
JonBurdett collett dd730 19450531.jpg

Censored, WWII use


 

Locy Type
9eft(n+u)

1970-03-25

GregCiesielski Collett DD730 19700325 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Collett DD730 19700325 1 Front.jpg

From the Bob Govern collection.

 

Other Information

USS COLLETT earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 6 Battle stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Medal, the China Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal w/ 6 Battle stars, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Viet Nam Service Ribbon, the Philippine Liberation Medal, the United Nations Medal (Korea), the Korean Presidential Unit Commendation Ribbon and the Viet Nam Campaign Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - LCDR John Austin Collett, USN (31 March 1908 - 26 October 1942)
Collett graduated from the Naval Academy in 1929. He was killed in action during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands on October 26 1942, while commanding Torpedo Squadron 10 in USS ENTERPRISE CV-6.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. C. C. Baughman as proxy for Mrs. J. D. Collett, sister-in-law of LCDR Collett.

 


 

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