CASSIN DD 372

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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.

    Mahan Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid October 1 1934 - Launched October 28 1935

  1. USS CASSIN DD-372
    Commissioned August 21 1936
    Severely damaged in Pearl Harbor attack and Decommissioned December 7 1941
    Completely rebuilt 1942-44
    Recommissioned February 6 1944 - Decommissioned December 17 1945

    Struck from Naval Register January 28 1947
    Sold November 25 1947 and broken up for scrap

 

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Cassin DD-372 Covers Page 1    (1935-45)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

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

1st Commissioning August 21 1936 to December 7 1941


 

Locy Type
FDC 7r

1936-08-21

Bunter Cassin DD 372 19360821 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Cassin DD 372 19360821 1 front.jpg

First Day in Commission, cachet by Dr. S. E. Hutnick


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-TTB)

"NAVY YARD /
PHILA PA"

1936-11-17

GregCiesielski Cassin DD372 19361117 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cassin DD372 19361117 1 Front.jpg

Launching of USS Philadelphia CL-41, cachet by C. Wright Richell


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-TTB)

"BOSTON /
MASS"

1938-01-24

LFerrell Cassin DD372 19380124 1 Postmark.jpg
LFerrell Cassin DD372 19380124 1 Front.jpg

Official Mail


 

Locy Type
3b (AC-TXB)

"SAN PEDRO /
CALIFORNIA"

1940-01-11

JonBurdett cassin dd372 19400111 pm.jpg
JonBurdett cassin dd372 19400111.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-TBT)

"NAVY YARD /
PHILA PA"

1936-12-23

Bunter Cassin DD 372 19361223 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Cassin DD 372 19361223 1 front.jpg

Commissioning of USS McDougal DD-358, cachet by Meyer Tuchinsky


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-TBT)

1941-04-22

Ferrell cassin dd372 19410422 pm.jpg
Ferrell Cassin DD372 19410422 1 Front.jpg

Note


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-TBT)

1941-10-02

Ferrell cassin dd372 19411002 pm.jpg
Ferrell Cassin DD372 19411002 1 Front.jpg

Note: Official Mail, Air Mailgram


 

Locy Type 9v

1941-09-10

GregCiesielski Cassin DD372 19410910 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cassin DD372 19410910 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Cassin DD372 19410910 1 Back.jpg

Registered sailor mail. Sent by crewmember Duane Harold Williams (1913-1992) who transferred from CASSIN just 3 days after this was mailed.


 

Locy Type 9x

1937-05-29

JonBurdett cassin dd372 19370529 pm.jpg
JonBurdett cassin dd372 19370529.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type F

"NAVY /
DAY"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. C-20

1936-10-27

GregCiesielski BDLCassin DD372 19361027 pm.jpg
GregCiesielski BDLCassin DD372 19361027 1 Front.jpg

Navy Day 1936, add-on cachet by Bruce D. Liddell



2nd Commissioning February 5 1944 to December 17 1945


 

Locy Type
2(n)

Oct 27, 1945

1945-10-27

JonBurdett cassin dd372 19451027 pm.jpg
JonBurdett cassin dd372 19451027.jpg

Navy Day 1945


 

Locy Type
LDC SL

1945-12-17

Ferrell cassin dd372 19451217 pm.jpg
Ferrell cassin dd372 19451217.jpg

Last Day in Commission, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson

 

Other Information

USS CASSIN earned the American Defense Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 6 Battle Stars and the WWII Victory Medal during her Naval career.
* Pearl Harbor December 7 1941 at The Pearl Harbor Navy Yard

NAMESAKE - Captain Stephen Cassin, USN (February 16 1783 – August 29 1857)

Two ships of the US Navy have been named in his honor; USS Cassin DD-43 and USS Cassin DD-372.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. H. C. Lombard

 


 

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