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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.

    New Aylwin Class (Cassin Repeat) Destroyer
    Keel Laid 7 March 1912 - Launched 23 November 1912

    Commissioned 17 January 1914 - Decommissioned 20 April 1914
    Recommissioned 25 May 1915 - Decommissioned 25 February 1921
    Name lost to new construction (DD-355) 1 July 1933

    Stricken 8 March 1935
    Sold 1935 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    (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

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








Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named in Honor of Lieutenant John Cushing Aylwin, USN (14 June 1778 – 1812). Aylwin was an Officer in the United States Navy during The War of 1812. Severely wounded December 29 1812, he later died at sea.

Four ships of the US Navy have been named in his honor - USS Aylwin (1813), USS Aylwin DD-47, USS Aylwin DD-355 and USS Aylwin FF-1081.



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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