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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.

    Spruance Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid July 21 1975 - Launched December 28 1976

    Commissioned June 3 1978 - Decommissioned October 2 2003

    Struck from Naval Register April 6 2004
    Sunk as target August 25 2005 off the coast of Cherry Point NC

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. USS Briscoe DD-977 Covers Page 1    (1978-2003)



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


Locy Type
FDC 2-1(n)(USS)


JonBurdett briscoe dd977 19780603-1 pm.jpg
JonBurdett briscoe dd977 19780603-1.jpg

First Day in Commission, cachet by the USS America Chapter No. 71, USCS


Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS)


JonBurdett briscoe dd977 19780725 pm.jpg
JonBurdett briscoe dd977 19780725.jpg



Locy Type
2-1(n+) (D1,USS)


JonBurdett briscoe dd977 19930427 pm.jpg
JonBurdett briscoe dd977 19930427.jpg



Locy Type
2-1(n+) (D2,USS)


JonBurdett briscoe dd977 19920603 pm.jpg
JonBurdett briscoe dd977 19920603.jpg



Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS)


JonBurdett briscoe dd977 19991006 pm.jpg
JonBurdett briscoe dd977 19991006.jpg



Locy Type
9-1(n+u) (USS) 1978


JonBurdett briscoe dd977 19800211 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett briscoe dd977 19800211.JPG



Locy Type
9-1(n+u) (USS) 1985


JonBurdett briscoe dd977 19860307-1 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett briscoe dd977 19860307-1.jpg



Locy Type
9-1(n+u) (USS)


JonBurdett briscoe dd977 19991006 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett briscoe dd977 19991006.jpg



Other Information

NAMESAKE - Robert Pearce Briscoe USN (February 19 1897 - October 14 1968)
Briscoe was an Admiral of the United States Navy. He commanded two ships, a destroyer squadron, and an amphibious group during World War II. He later served as Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces, Southern Europe, from 1956 to 1959



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