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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 10 1941 - Launched April 16 1942

    Commissioned February 9 1943 - Decommissioned April 18 1946

    Struck from Naval Register August 1 1973

  2. PARAIBA D-28 (Brazilian Naval Service)
    Transferred to Brazil December 15 1959 and renamed
    Stricken and scrapped 1978

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     (1945)



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

Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


USPO Duplex

"Navy Yard Sta."

Boston MA



Launching, cachet by the Navy Yard Athletic Association


Locy Type
3z (BTT)


Censored wartime (WWII) use


Other Information

USS BENNETT DD-473 earned the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 9 Battle Stars for her World War II service.

NAMESAKE - Floyd Bennett (25 October 1890 - April 25 1928)
Bennett enlisted in the Navy in 1917. He was warranted a Machinist and served with Rear Admiral R. E. Byrd on the first flight over the North Pole. Aviation Machinist Bennett died at Quebec, Canada, April 25 1928.



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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