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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.

    Edsall Class Type FMR Destroyer Escort
    Keel Laid May 24 1943 - Launched July 24 1943

    Commissioned November 15 1943 - Decommissioned April 18 1947
    Loaned to U.S. Coast Guard

    Commissioned August 24 1951 - Decommissioned May 21 1954
    Returned U.S. Navy
    Reclassified Radar Picket Escort (DER) October 28 1954, While in reserve

    Recommissioned June 30 1955 - Decommissioned June 30 1969

    Struck from Naval Register June 1 1975
    Sunk as target January 12 1977 off California

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 incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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. Falgout Covers Page 1    (1958-68)



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
Killer Bar Text

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

Post Office Established November 15 1943 - Disestablished January 31 1946


Locy Type
LDPS 9efu


Last Day Postal Service

Post Office Reestablished September 2 1955 - Disestablished April 22 1969


Locy Type


As DER-324


Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)


As DER-324
Unlisted in USCS Postmark Catalog


Other Information

FALGOUT earned 1 Battle Star (WWII)
* Mediterranean convoy escort duty
April 20 1944

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon - American Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/ 1 star - WWII Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 star - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal - Vietnam Service Medal w/ 7 stars - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross (palm) Unit Citation - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

NAMESAKE - George Irvin Falgout USN (October 28 1922 - November 12 1942)
Falgout was killed in action in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal while serving in USS SAN FRANCISCO CA-38. Seaman Second Class Falgout was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his great heroism and determination to defend his ship even at the cost of his life, when he remained at his gun, blazing away at a Japanese aircraft until it crashed his station



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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