DICKERSON APD 21

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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.

    Wickes Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid 25 May 1918 - Launched 12 March 1919

  1. USS DICKERSON Destroyer No. 157
    Commissioned 3 September 1919

  2. USS DICKERSON DD-157
    Designated (DD) 17 July 1920 - Decommissioned 25 June 1922
    Recommissioned 1 May 1930

  3. USS DICKERSON APD-21
    Converted to High Speed Transport (APD) 21 August 1943
    Irreparably damaged by Japanese Kamikaze Attack off Okinawa 2 April 1945
    58 of her crew were lost and remain on duty
    Decommissioned 4 April 1945

    Scuttled off Kerama Retto 4 April 1945

 

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Dickerson DD-157 / APD-21 Covers Page 1    (1934-1944)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

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



2nd Commissioning May 1 1930 to April 4 1945


 

Locy Type
3 (B-BBT)

"CHRISTOBAL /
C. Z."

(Hull number in
bottom of the dial)

1936-06-22

Add-on cachet by - Bruce D. Liddell


 

Locy Type
3 (B-BBT)

"ARMISTICE /
DAY"

(Hull number in
bottom of the dial)

1936-11-11

No cachet. USS UMPQUA AT-25 postmark T-SLKbs(n)(73x6) and signed by the NMC on front.
On back is USS UMPQUA cachet created by C. Wright Richell.


 

Locy Type
3 (B-BBT)

"ARMISTICE /
DAY"

(Hull number in
bottom of the dial)

1936-11-11

No cachet. USS UMPQUA AT-25 postmark T-SLKbs(n)(73x6) and signed by the NMC on front.
On back is USS UMPQUA cachet created by C. Wright Richell.


 

Locy Type
3 (A-TBT)

"NORFOLK /
VA"

(Hull number in
top of the dial)

1939-09-03

Add-on cachet by - Bruce D. Liddell


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BBT)

"NEW / YORK"

1940-12-02

Cachet by George V. Sadworth


 

Locy Type
3z (TTT)

c1942

Note:


 

Locy Type 9

1937-03-12

Curiosity cover with all the ships markings on the front and back.


 

Locy Type 9

1937-03-12

Curiosity cover with all the ships markings on the front and back.


 

Locy Type 9v

1939-09-03

Add-on cachet by - Bruce D. Liddell


 

Locy Type Fz

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-Z3

1944-08-10

Censored, WWII use


 

Locy Type P
(cut up type 9)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. D-38

1934-05-31

Notes:


 

Locy Type
SLO
"PRESIDENT'S REVIEW /
U.S. FLEET, NEW YORK, NY"

1934-05-31

Notes:


 

Locy Type SL

1942-06-15

From the Bob Govern collection.

 

Other Information

USS DICKERSON earned 6 Battle Stars (WWII)

NAMESAKE - Mahlon Dickerson (April 17, 1770 – October 5, 1853) was an American judge and politician. He was appointed Secretary of the Navy in 1834 by President Andrew Jackson and was reappointed by President Martin Van Buren serving until June 1838.

 


 

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