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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.

    Cannon Class Type DET Destroyer Escort
    Keel Laid November 30 1942 - Launched May 9 1943

  1. USS ACREE DE-167
    Commissioned July 19 1943 - Decommissioned April 1 1946

    Struck from Naval Register July 1 1972
    Sold July 19 1973 to Boston Metals Co. Baltimore MD. 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    (1943-45)



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

Post Office Established August 16 1943 - Disestablished January 30 1946


Locy Type


Mark from back of cover


Other Information

ACREE earned 5 Battle Stars (WWII)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 5 stars - World War II Victory Medal

NAMESAKE - Named in Honor of Lt. (jg) John White Acree USNR (April 23 1918 - October 26 1942)
Acree enlisted in The Naval Reserve on August 9 1940. Following training which included service in battleship USS NEW YORK BB-34, Acree was appointed Midshipman, USNR, on December 16 1940. Upon successfully completing the course at The Naval Reserve Midshipman's School, Northwestern University, Chicago, Il., he was commissioned Ensign on March 14 1941, and assigned to USS ENTERPRISE CV-6.
Acree was promoted to Lieutenant, junior grade June 15 1942. Exactly one month later, ENTERPRISE headed for the South Pacific and the first major Allied offensive operations of the war in the Pacific, the invasion of the Solomon Islands. Planes from the carrier supported the marines who landed on Guadalcanal and Tulagi and continued to help the leathernecks until Japanese dive bombers seriously damaged ENTERPRISE in the Battle of The Eastern Solomons on the afternoon of August 24. Rapid, skillful, and courageous damage control parties—one of which was led by Lt. (jg.) Acree, extinguished the fires, checked the flooding, and patched the ship sufficiently to enable her to make her way painfully back to Pearl Harbor for repairs. Back in full fighting trim by mid-October, the veteran carrier once more headed for the Southwestern Pacific. There, in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands on October 26, she helped fight off a major Japanese effort to assist their troops on Guadalcanal. The cost of repelling this enemy thrust was great. Carrier USS HORNET CV-8 was sunk, and ENTERPRISE suffered three highly destructive bomb hits. Again, Acree led one of the damage control parties which saved his ship, but he perished in the effort.



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