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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 Destroyer Escort
    Keel Laid May 3 1944 - Launched and Christened August 5 1944

  1. USS McGINTY DE-365
    Commissioned September 25 1944 - Decommissioned January 15 1947
    Recommissioned March 28 1951 - Decommissioned September 19 1959

  2. McGINTY DE-635
    Placed In Service as a Group II unit of the Select Reserve ASW Force
    Assigned to ResCortDiv 13
    Mobilized by Presidential order August 25 1961 for the Berlin Crisis

  3. USS McGINTY DE-635
    Recommissioned October 2 1961 - Decommissioned August 1 1962

  4. McGINTY DE-635
    Placed In Service resumed NRT duties at Portland, Or
    Placed Out of Service September 23 1968

    Struck from Naval Register September 23 1968
    Sold October 27 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. USS McGinty DE-365 Covers Page 1     (1951)



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

1st Commissioning September 25 1944 to January 15 1947


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2nd Commissioning March 28 1951 to September 19 1959


Locy Type


First Day Postal Service, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


Locy Type
FDPS 9efu


First Day Postal Service, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson. Postmark is on the back. Contributed by Tom Kean.


Locy Type




Locy Type



3rd Commissioning October 2 1961 to August 1 1962


Locy Type
LDPS 2(n)


Last Day of Postal Service, cachet by Morris W. Beck


Other Information

USS McGINTY earned the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal, two National Defense Service Medals, the Korean Service Medal (w/ 3 Battle stars), two Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals, the United Nations Korean Service Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Soundman Third Class Franklin Alexander McGinty (November 22 1911 August 5 1943)
McGinty was born in Atlanta, Ga., enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve 17 August 1942 and joined PLYMOUTH (PG 57) 1 January 1943 for duty as soundman third class. On 5 August the gunboat was hit by a torpedo as she prepared to depth charge U-566 off Cape Charles. Despite raging fires, McGinty entered the ship's magazine where he attempted to rescue a trapped shipmate. He, too, was trapped by the flames and was unable to escape before PLYMOUTH sank. For extraordinary heroism without regard for his own safety, McGinty was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously.



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