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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.

    Fletcher Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid September 21 1942 - Launched February 17 1943

  1. USS ABBOT DD-629
    Commissioned April 23 1943 - Decommissioned May 21 1946
    Recommissioned February 26 1951 - Decommissioned March 26 1965

    Struck from Naval Register December 1 1974
    Sold July 31 1975 and broken up 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 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. Covers Page 1    (1943-62)



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.


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Killer Bar Text

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Post Office Established May 15 1943 - Disestablished January 15 1946


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Censored sailor's mail.


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3z (BTB)




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Post Office Reestablished February 26 1951 - Disestablished March 26 1965


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FDPS 2r Apr 11, 1951


First Day Postal Service


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Other Information

ABBOT earned 8 Battle Stars (WWII)

NAMESAKE - Commodore Joel Abbot, USN (January 18 1793 - December 14 1855)
Abbot entered the US Navy as midshipman at the beginning of the War of 1812, serving first on the frigate USS PRESIDENT and next on USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN with Commodore Macdonough, who, when he asked Abbot if he were ready to die for his country received the reply "Certainly, sir; that is what I came into the service for."
Abbot was then ordered to enter the British lines as a spy and destroy a number of spars which had been stored at Sorel. For his success in this dangerous exploit, and for his bravery in the engagement at Cumberland Head on September 11 1814, the young officer received a Sword of Honor from Congress and was commissioned a Lieutenant. In 1818, he was given charge of the pirate ship MARIANA.
Abbot was promoted to Commander in 1838, and the following year was given command of the Boston Navy Yard. During Commodore Perry's expedition to Japan in 1852 Abbot commanded the USS MACEDONIAN, and later was appointed Flag Officer of the East India Squadron. He died in Hong-Kong in 1855.

Two ships of the US Navy have been named in his honor - USS Abbot DD-184 and USS Abbot DD-629.



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