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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.

    Paulding Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid 29 March 1910 - Launched 20 September 1910

  1. USS AMMEN DD-35
  2. Commissioned 23 May 1911 - Decommissioned 11 December 1919

    Transferred to U.S. Coast Guard 28 April 1924
  3. USCGC CG-8
  4. Commissioned 22 January 1925 - Decommissioned 18 May 1931

    Returned U.S. Navy 22 May 1931
    Name lost to new construction 1 July 1933
    Struck from Naval Register 5 July 1934
    Sold 1934 and broken up for scrap

Rear Admiral Daniel Ammen, USN

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 name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). 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 Ammen DD-35 Covers Page 1     (DATE RANGE)



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

Post Office Established 1 May 1918 - Disestablished 1 September 1918

USS Ammen DD-35


Locy Type
3r (AC)



From the Bob Govern collection

USCG Service - No Postal Facilities




c 1920's


Picture postcard with USCGC Wood CG-19 "Dressed".


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Rear Admiral Daniel Ammen, USN (15 May 1820 - 11 July 1898)
        Ammen was appointed a Midshipman on 7 July 1836 and later served with distinction during the Civil War. Ammen commanded USS SENECA at The Battle of Port Royal, S.C., on November 7 1861; USS PATAPSCO in the attack on Fort McAlister and Fort Sumter in 1863; and USS MOHICAN in the bombardment of Fort Fisher in late 1864 and early 1865. Following the end of the fighting, he spent most of his remaining years of service in Washington, serving first as Chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks and then as Chief of the Bureau of Navigation. He was promoted to Rear Admiral upon his retirement in 1878. After leaving active duty, he spent much of his time writing on naval subjects and published two books: the Atlantic Coast and The Old Navy and The New. Ammen died near Washington, D.C., on July 11 1898, and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Two ships have been named in his honor - USS Ammen DD-35 and USS Ammen DD-527

The ships sponsor was Miss Ethel C. Andrews.



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