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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 May 14 1941 - Launched March 2 1942

  1. USS AULICK DD 569
    Commissioned October 27 1942 - Decommissioned April 18 1946

    Struck from Naval Register September 1 1975

  2. RHS SFENDONI D-85 (Greek Naval Service)
    Transferred to Greece August 21 1959 and renamed

    Stricken by Greece 1991
    Scrapped 1997

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. 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 name and/or commissioning period. 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


Locy Type
2(n) Oct 27, 1945


"Victory Cancel"


Locy Type




Locy Type




Locy Type


Censored wartime (WWII) use



Locy Type
2t(n+u) (USS)



No Image

Welcome to Norfolk, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


Other Information

AULICK earned 5 Battle Stars for WWII service

NAMESAKE - John H. Aulick (1787 - April 27 1873)
Aulick was appointed a Midshipman on November 15 1809. During The War of 1812, he served in ENTERPRISE and took part in her battle with HMS BOXER on September 4 1813. After that engagement ended in a glorious American victory, Aulick served as prize master of the prize. Following the war, he served in SARANAC, ONTARIO, BRANDYWINE, CONSTITUTION, and VINCENNES. From 1851 to 1853, Aulick commanded the East India Squadron but was forced by ill health to give up command of the projected Japanese expedition to Commodore Matthew C. Perry. Aulick retired in 1861 and died at Washington, D.C., on April 27 1873



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