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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.

    Wickes Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid 26 June 1918 - Launched 21 September 1918

  1. USS RIZAL Destroyer No. 174
    Commissioned 28 May 1919

  2. USS RIZAL DM-14
    Reclassified Light Minelayer (DM) 17 July 1920
    Decommissioned 20 August 1931

    Struck from Naval Register 11 November 1931
    Sold 1932 and scrapped


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. USS Rizal DM-14 Covers Page 1    (1928-31)



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

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Locy Type 5s (C)



As DM-14. Add-on cachet by Richard F. Hoffner


Locy Type 9


As DM-14. Additional USPO Lowell, Mass. Duplex


Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. R-19


As DM-14


Locy Type
LDC 5s (C)



As DM-14. Last Day of Commissioning.


Locy Type
LDPS 5s (C)



As DM-14. Last Day of Postal Service.


Other Information

USS RIZAL, a steel, flush-deck destroyer, was donated to the United States by resolution of the Philippine legislature, and had Filipinos constituting the majority of her crew.

NAMESAKE - José Rizal, Philippine patriot, author, poet, and physician, was born 19 June 1861 in Calamba, Laguna Province, Luzon. After studies in Manila, Paris, Berlin, Heidelberg, and Leipzig, Rizal published his first novel in 1886. The publication of the book, a violent attack on Spanish administration in the Philippines, led to Rizal's arrest and deportation. He subsequently lived in China, Japan, Britain, France, and the United States, publishing poetry and a second novel. After settling in Hong Kong to practice medicine, Dr. Rizal returned to Manila in 1892 only to be arrested as a revolutionary agitator and banished to Dapitan on Mindanao. While attempting to leave Mindanao for Cuba in 1896, Rizal was again arrested and taken to Manila where he was given a farcical trial and sentenced to death. A figure of inspiration and hope to the Filipino world, Dr. José Rizal is remembered by an imposing monument in Manila which marks the spot where he fell before the firing squad on 30 December 1896. {DANFS}



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