BAINBRIDGE DD 246

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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.


    Clemson Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid May 27 1919 - Launched June 12 1920

  1. USS BAINBRIDGE DD-246
    Commissioned February 9 1921 - Decommissioned December 23 1930
    Recommissioned March 9 1932 - Decommissioned November 20 1937
    Recommissioned September 26 1939 - Decommissioned July 21 1945

    Struck from Naval Register August 13 1945
    Sold November 30 1945 and broken up for scrap

 

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1    (1926-45)

 

Postmarks

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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.
 
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Postmark Type / Killer Bar Text

Date From
to
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link To
Full Cover Image

Post Office Established February 9 1921 - Disestablished December 23 1930


 

Locy Type
3s (C)

1930-04-08

GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19300408 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19300408 1 Front.jpg

First Day of Issue, Sc. 682


 

Locy Type
3s (C)

1930-11-03

GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19301103 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski BDLBainbridge DD246 19301103 1 Front.jpg

Add-on cachet by Bruce D. Liddell


 

Locy Type
3st

1927-01-19

JonBurdett bainbridge dd246 19270119r pm.jpg
JonBurdett bainbridge dd246 19270119.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
SLPt

(Unlisted)

1930-12-11

JonBurdett bainbridge dd246 19301211 pm.jpg
JonBurdett bainbridge dd246 19301211.jpg

Note:


Post Office Reestablished March 9 1932 - Disestablished October 16 1937


 

Locy Type
FDC 5hks Mar 9, 1932

1932-03-09

GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19320309 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19320309 1 Front.jpg

First Day of Recommissioning


 

Locy Type
3 (B-BBT)

"BROOKLYN /
NY"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. B-9b

1934-05-31

GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19340531 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski BDLBainbridge DD246 19340531 1 Front.jpg

Add-on cachet by Bruce D. Liddell


 

Locy Type
3 (B-BBT)

"SAN DIEGO /
CALIF"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. B-9b

1936-03-02

GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19360302 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski BDLBainbridge DD246 19360302 1 Front.jpg

Add-on cachet by Bruce D. Liddell


 

Locy Type
3 (B-BBT)

"SAN DIEGO /
CALIF"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. B-9b

1936-06-18

GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19360618 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19360618 1 Front.jpg


 

Locy Type
3 (B-BBT)

"HONOLULU /
T. H."

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. B-9c

1937-05-13

JonBurdett bainbridge dd246 19370513 pm.jpg
JonBurdett bainbridge dd246 19370513.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
5hks

"PHILADELPHIA / PA"

1932-03-21

GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19320321 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski BDLBainbridge DD246 19330321 1 Front.jpg

Add-on cachet by Bruce D. Liddell


 

Locy Type
F Feb 9, 1936

"FIFTEENTH /
ANNIVERSARY"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. B-9

1936-02-09

GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19360209 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19360209 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by C. Stephen Anderson, sponsored by Commodore Bainbridge Chapter No. 18, USCS
On the back is a R/S marking for Cachetmaker B. C. Thomas


 

Locy Type
Fa (without bars)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. B-9

1936-02-09

JonBurdett bainbridge dd246 19360209 pm.jpg
JonBurdett bainbridge dd246 19360209.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
LDC 3 Nov 20, 1937

"SAN DIEGO /
CALIF"

1937-11-20

GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19371120 4 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19371120 4 Front.jpg

Last Day In Commission


 

Locy Type
LDC F

"LAST DAY IN /
COMMISSION"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. B-9a

1937-11-20

GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19371120 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski BDLBainbridge DD246 19371120 1 Front.jpg

Last Day In Commission
Add-on cachet by Bruce D. Liddell


 

Locy Type
LDC F

"LAST DAY IN /
COMMISSION"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. B-9a

1937-11-20

GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19371120 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski BDLBainbridge DD246 19371120 2 Front.jpg

Last Day In Commission
Add-on cachet by Bruce D. Liddell


 

Locy Type
LDC F

"LAST DAY IN /
COMMISSION"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. B-9a

1937-11-20

GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19371120 3 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19371120 3 Front.jpg

Last Day In Commission
B. C. Thomas


Post Office Reestablished November 24 1939 - Disestablished July 21 1945


 

Locy Type
FDC RECD Sep 26, 1939

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-R1

1939-09-26

GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19390926 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19390926 1 Front.jpg

First Day In Commission
Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3 Nov 27, 1939

(A.M. in dial)

1939-11-27

GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19391127 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19391127 1 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service
Postmark on reverse from "Mare Island Station", Vallejo, CA dated 11/29/39


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3 Nov 27, 1939

(P.M. in dial)

1939-11-27

GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19391127 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19391127 2 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service
Cachet by C. Wright Richell


 

Locy Type
FDPS 9v

1939-11-27

GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19391127 3 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19391127 2 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service
Cachet by C. Wright Richell


 

Locy Type
FDPS 9x

1939-11-27

GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19391127 4 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19391127 2 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service
Cachet by C. Wright Richell


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BBT)

"NAVY-YARD /
NORFOLK VA."

1940-05-30

JonBurdett bainbridge dd246 19400530 pm.jpg
JonBurdett bainbridge dd246 19400530.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3z

1944-04-10

JohnGermann Bainbridge DD246 19440410 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Bainbridge DD246 19440410 1 Front.jpg

A "Thank You for the Cigarettes" card


 

Locy Type
9v

1939-12-25

JonBurdett bainbridge dd246 19391225 pm.jpg
JonBurdett bainbridge dd246 19391225.jpg

Favor strike on stamp block


 

Locy Type
9x

1940-02-16

JonBurdett bainbridge dd246 19400216 pm.jpg
JonBurdett bainbridge dd246 19400216.jpg

Favor strike on stamp block


 

Locy Type Fz

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-Z2

1942-01-01

GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19420101 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Bainbridge DD246 19420101 1 Front.jpg

New Year's Day
Passed by Censor

 

Other Information

BAINBRIDGE earned 1 Battle Star (WWII)
* Convoy escort duty, June - August 1943

NAMESAKE - Commodore William Bainbridge, USN (May 7 1774 – July 28 1833)

Five ships of the US Navy have been named in his honor: USS Bainbridge (Brig, 1842), USS Bainbridge DD-1, USS Bainbridge DD-246, USS Bainbridge DLGN-25/CGN-25 and USS Bainbridge DDG-96.

 


 

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