BIDDLE AG 114

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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.

    Wickes Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid April 22 1918 - Launched October 3 1918

  1. USS BIDDLE Destroyer No. 151
    Commissioned April 22 1919

  2. USS BIDDLE DD-151
    Designated (DD) July 17 1920
    Decommissioned June 20 1922
    Recommissioned October 16 1939 and assigned to Neutrality Patrol

  3. USS BIDDLE AG-114
    Reclassified Miscellaneous Auxiliary (AG) June 30 1945
    Decommissioned October 5 1945

    Struck from Naval Register October 24 1945
    Sold December 3 1946 and broken up for scrap

 

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Biddle DD-151 Covers Page 1    (1930-44)

 

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 April 1 1921 - Disestablished June 20 1922


 

NO POSTMARKS
REPORTED

POSTMARK DATE

Note:


Post office reestablished May 1 1930 - Disestablished November 11 1936


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-BBT)

"SAN DIEGO"

1935-03-07

GregCiesielski Biddle DD151 19350307 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski BDLBiddle DD151 19350307 1 Front.jpg

As DD-151
Add-on cachet by Bruce D. Liddell


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-BBT)

"SAN DIEGO /
EXPOSITION"

1935-03-23

JonBurdett biddle dd151 19350323 pm.jpg
JonBurdett biddle dd151 19350323.jpg

As DD-151


 

Locy Type
3as (C)

1932-07-04

JonBurdett biddle dd151 19320704 pm.jpg
JonBurdett biddle dd151 19320704.jpg

As DD-151


 

Locy Type
3bs (C-XOO)

1931-03-05

GregCiesielski Biddle DD151 19310305 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Biddle DD151 19310305 1 Front.jpg

As DD-151


 

Locy Type
3s (C)

1930-05-03

JonBurdett biddle dd151 19300503 pm.jpg
JonBurdett biddle dd151 19300503.jpg

As DD-151


 

Locy Type
5hks (C)

"U.S.S. BIDDLE (151)"

1932-07-04

GregCiesielski Biddle DD151 19320704 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Biddle DD151 19320704 1 Front.jpg

As DD-151. Independence Day, cacheted.


 

Locy Type
5hks (C)

1932-12-25

GregCiesielski Biddle DD151 19321225 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski BDLBiddle DD151 19321225 1 Front.jpg

As DD-151. Add-on cachet by Bruce D. Liddell


 

Locy Type
LDC 3 Nov 11, 1936

1936-11-11

GregCiesielski Biddle DD151 19361111 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski BDLBiddle DD151 19361111 1 Front.jpg

As DD-151
Add-on cachet by Bruce D. Liddell


 

Locy Type
LDC 3 Nov 11, 1936

1936-11-11

GregCiesielski Biddle DD151 19361111 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Biddle DD151 19361111 2 Front.jpg

As DD-151
William F. Schlechter


Post office reestablished November 17 1939 - Disestablished September 14 1945


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3r Nov 17, 1939

"PHILA /
PENNA"

1939-11-17

GregCiesielski Biddle DD151 19391117 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Biddle DD151 19391117 1 Front.jpg

As DD-151
First Day of Postal Service Al Cohen


 

Locy Type
FDPS 9x

1939-11-17

GregCiesielski Biddle DD151 19391117 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Biddle DD151 19391117 2 Front.jpg

As DD-151
First Day of Postal Service. Cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson.


 

Locy Type
3r (A-BTT)

"CHARLESTON /
S. CAR."

1940-05-03

JonBurdett biddle dd151 19400503 pm.jpg
JonBurdett biddle dd151 19400503.jpg

As DD-151


 

Locy Type
3z (BTB)

1943-05-06

GregCiesielski Biddle DD151 19430506 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Biddle DD151 19430506 1 Front.jpg

As DD-151
Censored Sailor's mail


 

Locy Type
9v

1940-08-29

JonBurdett biddle dd151 19400829 pm.jpg
JonBurdett biddle dd151 19400829.jpg

As DD-151


 

Locy Type
9vz

1942-07-16
to
1942-07-19

JonBurdett biddle dd151 19420716 pm.jpg
JonBurdett biddle dd151 19420716.jpg

As DD-151
Mark from back of cover

 

Other Information

BIDDLE earned 1 Battle Star (WWII)
* Convoy UGS-37

NAMESAKE - Captain Nicholas Biddle (September 10 1750 – March 17 1778)
Biddle was one of the first five Captains of The Continental Navy

 


 

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