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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 December 30 1942 - Launched May 29 1943

    Commissioned November 24 1943 - Decommissioned July 16 1946

    Struck from Naval Register April 14 1971
    Sold May 30 1972 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     (1943-46)



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 November 24 1943 - Disestablished March 10 1946


Locy Type


Bars obscured
Mark from back of cover


Other Information

ALBERT W. GRANT earned 7 Battle Stars (WWII)

NAMESAKE - Vice-Admiral Albert Weston Grant, USN (April 14 1856 – September 30 1930).
Grant served in the US Navy from June 20 1877 to April 6 1920 and was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and World War I.
Grant served and commanded many ships, was a instructor at the Naval Academy and his final command was the US Atlantic Fleet.



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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