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Arleigh Burke Class (Flight II) Guided Missile Destroyer<br/>
 
Arleigh Burke Class (Flight II) Guided Missile Destroyer<br/>
 
Keel Laid 11 January 1996 - Launched & Christened 9 November 1996<br/><br/>
 
Keel Laid 11 January 1996 - Launched & Christened 9 November 1996<br/><br/>
<li>'''USS DECATUR DDG 73'''<br/>Commissioned (Special) 13 March 1998<br/>
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<li>'''USS DECATUR DDG-73'''</li>Commissioned (Special) 13 March 1998<br/>
 
Commissioned 29 August 1998
 
Commissioned 29 August 1998
 
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Latest revision as of 15:05, 30 June 2020

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.

    Arleigh Burke Class (Flight II) Guided Missile Destroyer
    Keel Laid 11 January 1996 - Launched & Christened 9 November 1996

  1. USS DECATUR DDG-73
  2. Commissioned (Special) 13 March 1998
    Commissioned 29 August 1998
Decatur DDG73 1 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Decatur DDG-73 Covers Page 1    (1996-2018)

 

Postmarks

This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Full Cover Image


 

Locy Type FDC 2-2(n+)
(USS, FPO
AP 96663-1290)

1998-08-29

GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 19980829 4 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 19980829 4 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by the USS Oregon Chapter No. 79, USCS


 

Locy Type FDC 9-2(n+)
(USS, FPO
AP 96663-1290)

1998-08-29

GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 19980829 5 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 19980829 4 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by the USS Oregon Chapter No. 79, USCS


 

Locy Type FDC F

"In Pursuit of Peace"

1998-08-29

GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 19980829 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 19980829 2 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type 2-2(n+)
(USS, FPO
AP 96663-1290)

1999-01-06

GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 19990106 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 19990106 1 Front.jpg

Ship's cachet, cover serviced by Wolfgang Hechler


 

Locy Type 9-2(n+)
(USS, FPO
AP 96663-1290)

1999-01-06

GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 19990106 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 19990106 1 Front.jpg

Ship's cachet, cover serviced by Wolfgang Hechler


 

Locy Type 11-2(n+)
(USS, FPO
AP 96663-1270)

2006-07-01

GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 20060701 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 20060701 1 Front.jpg

Ship's cachet. Cover serviced by Rich Hoffner


 

Locy Type
11-2an(USS,FPO
AP 96663-1290)

2013-09-09

GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 20130909 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 20130909 1 Front.jpg

First day new cachet, on piece. Cover serviced by Thad Kaczkowski


 

Locy Type
11-2n(USS,FPO
AP 96663-1290)

2013-01-16

GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 20130116 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 20130116 1 Front.jpg

Ship's cachet, on piece. Cover serviced by Thad Kaczkowski


 

Locy Type 11-2n
(USS,FPO AP 96663)

2016-05-15

GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 20160515 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 20160515 1 Front.jpg

Ship's cachet. Cover serviced by Robert Jank


 

Locy Type 12-2(n+)
(USS, FPO
AP 96663-1270)

2006-01-09

GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 20060109 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 20060109 1 Front.jpg

Ship's cachet, cover serviced by Wolfgang Hechler


 

Locy Type
12-2cn(USS,
FPO AP 96663)

2016-10-28

GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 20161028 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 20161028 1 Back.jpg

From the back of a cover. Contributed by Tom Kean.


 

Locy Type 13-2(n+)
(USS, FPO
AP 96663-1270)

2006-07-01

GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 20060701 3 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 20060701 1 Front.jpg

Ship's cachet. Cover serviced by Rich Hoffner


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-10

2008-07-28

GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 20080728 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 20080728 1 Front.jpg

Ship's cachet, on piece. Cover serviced by Thad Kaczkowski


 

Locy Type F

2013-08-29

GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 20130829 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 20130829 2 Front.jpg

15th Anniversary of Commissioning, cachet by Michael Hebert



USPS Pictorial Postmarks


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Launch Day Station"

Bath, ME

1996-11-09

GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 19961109 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Decatur DDG73 19961109 1 Front.jpg

Launching, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Stephen Decatur (January 5 1779 - March 22 1820)

Decatur was warranted a Midshipman at the age of 19 and made his first cruise in the Frigate UNITED STATES. In command of the Schooner ENTERPRISE at the outbreak of the Tripolitan War, he captured the Bomb Ketch MASTICO on December 23 1803. He used this ship, renamed INTREPID, in his daring raid to burn the captured Frigate PHILADELPHIA in the harbor of Tripoli, February 16 1804. He also distinguished himself during the attacks on Tripoli in command of a gunboat division. Promoted to Captain he was assigned command of CONSTITUTION, and later, in November 1804, CONGRESS. He negotiated with the Bey of Tunis at the close of the Tripolitan War, and returned to the United States in September 1805 with the Tunisian envoy. During the War of 1812 he commanded UNITED STATES, capturing HMS MACEDONONIAN in one of the greatest single-ship actions of naval history. He took command of PRESIDENT at New York and attempting to slip through the blockade fell in with a British squadron of five heavy ships. After 2 hours of furious combat the frigate HMS ENDYMION was silenced but PRESIDENT had suffered such extensive damage that it was impossible to execute an escape. The twice-wounded Decatur reluctantly surrendered, but was paroled, landing at New London February 22 1815. Returning to the Mediterranean in 1815, Decatur in Guerriere, negotiated a treaty with the Dey of Algiers which ended tribute and exacted full payment for injuries to Americans, then concluded similar agreements with the Bey of Tunis and the Bashaw of Tripoli. From November 1815 until killed by Commodore James Barron in a duel March 22 1820, Decatur served on the Board of Navy Commissioners.

Ships sponsor is Mrs. Joan E. Shalikashvili, wife of John M. Shalikashvili, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

 


 

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