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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.

    Paulding Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid June 9 1909 - Launched June 4 1910

  1. USS McCALL Destroyer No. 28
    Commissioned January 23 1911 - Decommissioned December 12 1919

  2. USS McCALL DD-28
    Designated (DD) while in reserve

    Loaned to the Coast Guard June 7 1924

  4. USS McCALL DD-28
    Returned to US Navy custody October 18 1930

    Stricken June 28 1934 - Sold and broken up for scrap in 1934.

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 McCall DD-28 Covers Page 1     (DATE RANGE)



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

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


USPO Duplex

"Navy Yard Sta."

Portsmouth, VA


The ship had no postal facilities.


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Capt. Edward R. McCall, USN (1790-1 August 1853)
    McCall, born in South Carolina, was appointed midshipman 1 January 1808. Appointed acting lieutenant in brig USS Enterprise 16 October 1811, he took command of his ship during her action with HMS Boxer 5 September 1813, early in which Enterprise’s captain, Lt. William Burrows, was mortally wounded. In acknowledgment of his victory over Boxer, McCall received the thanks of Congress and a gold medal. Promoted to Captain 3 March 1835, he died at his home in Bordentown, N.J., 1853

The ships sponsor was Aliss Jessie Willits.

Two ships of the US Navy have been named in his honor - USS McCall DD-28 and USS McCall DD-400



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