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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.

    Oliver Hazard Perry (Long Hull, LAMPS III modified) Class Guided Missile Frigate
    Keel Laid 26 March 1982 - Launched & Christened 26 February 1983

  1. USS CARR FFG-52
    Commissioned 27 July 1985 - Decommissioned 13 March 2013

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. USS Carr FFG-52 Covers Page 1     (1998-2013)



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
Cover Image

Ship Postmarks


Locy Type
FDC 2-1(n+)




Locy Type


Collector's Request, rubber stamp cachet.


Locy Type


Collector's Request, rubber stamp cachet.


Locy Type


Collector's Request, cachet by Charles B. Hall


Locy Type


Collector's Request, cachet by Charles B. Hall


Locy Type


Collector's Request, cachet by Charles B. Hall


Locy Type
(USS,FPO AE 09566-1506)


From the USCS Postmark Survey 2011-12


Locy Type
(USS,FPO AE 09566-1506)


From the USCS Postmark Survey 2011-12

USPS Pictorial Postmarks


USPS Pictorial

"Decommissioning /

Norfolk VA


Decommissioning, cachet by JVC Cachets (John V. Colasanti)


Other Information

USS CARR FFG-52 earned the following awards during her Naval career - Joint Meritorious Unit Award Ribbon, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon w/ 1 star, Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation Ribbon, Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (2 awards), National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w/ 1 star, Southwest Asia Service Medal w/ 2 stars, Armed Forces Service Ribbon w/ 1 star, Humanitarian Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/ 5 stars, Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon and the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia).

NAMESAKE - GM3 Paul Henry Carr, USN (February 13 1924 - October 25 1944)
Carr joined the Navy on May 27 1942, he married Goldie Lee Jamison in October 1943, before receiving orders to the USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS DE-413 in April 1944. During the Battle Off Samar on October 25 1944, Carr was serving as Gun Captain of ROBERTS' Mount 52. After the gun had fired approximately 300 rounds the mount lost power ramming. After seven or eight more shots the air injection system was lost and soon a round cooked off before the breech could be completely shut, destroying the gun and killing most of the gun crew. GM3 Carr stayed at his station and although grievously injured repeatedly tried to load the last remaining shell into the destroyed gun by hand. He soon died of his injuries. GM3 Carr was awarded the Silver Star.

The ships sponsor is Goldie Carr Bensilhe, GM3 Carr's widow.



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