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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 August 24 1943 - Launched October 30 1943

  1. USS PRICE DE-332
    Commissioned January 12 1944 - Decommissioned May 16 1947
    Reclassified Radar Picket Escort (DER) October 21 1955

  2. USS PRICE DER-332
    Recommissioned August 1 1956 - Decommissioned June 30 1960

    Struck from Naval Register August 1 1974
    Sold March 12 1975 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     (1957)



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 To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

1st Commissioning January 12 1944 to May 16 1947


Locy Type
2z 1945-05-17

JohnGermann Price DE332 19450517 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Price DE332 19450517 1 Front.jpg

The postmark date comes from the earliest cancels on the back of this registered envelope.

2nd Commissioning August 1 1956 to June 30 1960


Locy Type
2t(n+u) (DER)


JonBurdett price der332 19570805 pm.jpg
JonBurdett price der332 19570805.jpg



Other Information

PRICE received one battle star for World War II service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/ 1 star - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal

NAMESAKE - Edward Max Price USN (June 16 1916 - May 8 1942)
Price was appointed Midshipman July 16 1935, commissioned Ensign June 1 1939, and promoted to Lieutenant (j.g.) November 1 1941. He served on board aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON CV-2 and was killed in action in the Battle of the Coral Sea on May 8 1942



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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