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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.

    John C. Butler Class Type WGT Destroyer Escort
    Keel Laid January 3 1944 - Launched April 2 1944

  1. USS GRADY DE-445
    Commissioned September 11 1944 - Decommissioned July 2 1946
    Placed In Service, In Reserve April 27 1947
    Recommissioned November 21 1950 - Decommissioned December 18 1957

    Struck from Naval Register June 30 1968
    Sold June 1969 for scrap

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. Covers Page 1     (1946)



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


Kearny NJ




Kearny NJ


Twin launching with USS FORMOE DE-509

1st Commissioning September 11 1944 to July 2 1946


Locy Type




Locy Type




Other Information

GRADY received three battle stars for World War II Service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 2 stars - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Philippine Liberation Ribbon w/ 1 star

NAMESAKE - George Francis Grady USMC (April 28 1920 - August 7 1942)
Grady enlisted in the Marine Corps October 11 1938. Assigned to the 1st Marine Division, Private First Class Grady was killed in action on Gavutu, Solomon Islands, August 7 1942. Although aware that his weapon was not functioning, Grady rushed three of the enemy who were firing on his squad, engaged them in hand-to-hand combat, and succeeded in overpowering two of them before he himself was killed. For his courage and self-sacrifice, Grady was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross



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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