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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.

    Farragut Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid 29 December 1932 - Launched 27 October 1934

  1. USS WORDEN DD-352
    Commissioned 15 January 1935
    LOST by Grounding 12 January 1943 and sank off Amchitka Aleutians
    14 of her crew were lost with the ship and remain on duty

    Struck from Naval Register 22 December 1944


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 Worden DD-352 Cover Page 1    (1935-1942)



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


USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. W-42


First Day in Commission


Locy Type



First Day of Postal Service. Cachet by Lt. A. D. Hunter, USN. From the John Young collection.


Locy Type
3 (BC-BTT)



Washington's Birthday, cachet by C. Wright Richell and sponsored by Raymond R. Freshwater


Locy Type
3 (A-BTT)




Locy Type 3z


Censored, WWII use


Locy Type 9v


Mark from back of cover


Other Information

WORDEN earned 4 Battle Stars (WWII)
* Pearl Harbor December 7 1941

NAMESAKE - Admiral John Lorimer Worden, USN (12 March 1818 – 19 October 1897)
Worden was an Officer in the United States Navy who served in the American Civil War.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Katrina Halligan, wife of Admiral Halligan, Commandant, 13th Naval District.



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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