NEW DD 818

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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.

    Gearing Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid April 14 1945 - Launched August 18 1945

  1. USS NEW DD-818
    Commissioned April 5 1946

  2. USS NEW DDE-818
    Redesignated Escort Destroyer (DDE) March 4 1950

  3. USS NEW DD-818
    Reverted to Destroyer (DD) June 30 1962
    Decommissioned July 1 1976

    Struck from Naval Register July 1 1976

  4. ROKS TAEJON DD-919 (South Korean Naval Service)
    Transferred to South Korea February 23 1977 and renamed

    Decommissioned by South Korea February 2001
NEW DD PATCH.jpg
NEW DDE PATCH.jpg


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. New Covers Page 1    (1946-73)

 

Postmarks

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


 

Locy Type
FDC F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. N-6

1946-04-05

GregCiesielski New DD818 19460405 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski New DD818 19460405 1 Front.jpg

As DD-818
First Day of Commission


 

Locy Type
2(n)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. N-6a

1947-04-24

GregCiesielski New DD818 19470424 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski New DD818 19470424 1 Front.jpg

As DD-818


 

Locy Type
2(n)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. N-6b

1950-05-20

GregCiesielski New DD818 19500520 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski New DD818 19500520 1 Front.jpg

As DDE-818
Still using Type DD Device


 

Locy Type
2(n)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. N-6b

1957-06-13

GregCiesielski New DD818 19570613 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski New DD818 19570613 1 Front.jpg

DDE-818
Still using Type DD Device
International Naval Review 1957, Destroyer Zulia (Venezuela) visiting. Cover by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)

1970-04-17

JonBurdett new dd818 19700417 pm.jpg
JonBurdett new dd818 19700417.jpg

As DD-818


 

Locy Type
2r

1952-02-09

JonBurdett new dde818 19520209 pm.jpg
JonBurdett new dde818 19520209.jpg

As DDE-818


 

Locy Type
9ef(nu)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. N-6c

1946-04-05
to
1946-09-23

JonBurdett new dd818 19460405 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett new dd818 19460405.JPG

As DD-818


 

Locy Type
9ef(nu)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. N-6d

1957-06-13

GregCiesielski New DD818 19570613 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski New DD818 19570613 1 Front.jpg

As DDE-818
Still using Type DD Device
International Naval Review 1957, Destroyer Zulia (Venezuela) visiting. Cover by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. N-6

1946-05-01

JonBurdett new dd818 19460501 pm.jpg
JonBurdett new dd818 19460501.jpg

As DD-818


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. N-6

1946-05-25

GregCiesielski New DD818 19460525 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski New DD818 19460525 1 Front.jpg

As DD-818


 

Locy Type Fa

USCS catalog
Illustration
(N-6 without bars)

1949-04-20

JonBurdett new 19490420 pm.jpg
JonBurdett new 19490420.jpg

As DD-818


 

Locy Type P
[2(n+),"E" removed]

1964-06-24

GregCiesielski New DD818 19640624 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski New DD818 19640624 1 Front.jpg

As DD-818
Fleet Week in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Private First Class John Dury New, USMC (August 12 1924 - September 25 1944).
"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his own life above and beyond the call of duty while serving with the Second Battalion, Seventh Marines, First Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Peleliu Island, Palau Group, 25 September 1944. When a Japanese soldier emerged from a cave in a cliff directly below an observation post and suddenly hurled a grenade into the position from which two of our men were directing mortar fire against enemy emplacements, Private First Class New instantly perceived the dire peril to the other Marines and, with utter disregard for his own safety, unhesitatingly flung himself upon the grenade and absorbed the full impact of the explosion, thus saving the lives of the two observers. Private First Class New's great personal valor and selfless conduct in the face of almost certain death reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country." (PFC New's Medal of Honor Citation)

 


 

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