CHILDS AVD 1

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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.


    Clemson Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid March 19 1919 - Launched September 15 1920

  1. USS CHILDS DD 241
    Commissioned October 22 1920 - Decommissioned March 1 1935
    Recommissioned July 7 1935

  2. USS CHILDS AVP 14
    Reclassified Small Seaplane Tender (AVP) July 1 1938

  3. USS CHILDS AVD 1
    Reclassified Seaplane Tender-Destroyer (AVD) October 1 1940
    Decommissioned December 10 1945

    Stricken January 3 1946
    Sold May 23 1946 and broken up for scrap
LT Childs Photo.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. Childs Covers Page 1    (1923-38)

 

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 October 22 1920 to March 1 1935


 

Locy Type
3(n)s

"BALBOA /
CANAL ZONE,"

1923-03-19

JonBurdett childs dd241 19230319 pm.jpg
JonBurdett childs dd241 19230319.jpg

As DD-241


 

Locy Type
3r

1930-12-08

JonBurdett childs dd241 19301208 pm.jpg
JonBurdett childs dd241 19301208.jpg

As DD-241


 

Locy Type
3r

1930-12-14

GregCiesielski Childs AVP14 19301214 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Childs AVP14 19301214 1 Front.jpg

As DD-241
1930 Christmas seal on reverse


 

Locy Type
3r

1934-09-23

GregCiesielski Childs DD241 19340923 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Childs DD241 19340923 1 Front.jpg

As DD-241
"The Fleet Is In" - Newport RI. Cover designed and autographed by P. J. (PeeJay) Ickeringill.
Other signatures are Ken Yates, USCS 438, Charles Northup, USCS 414 and June Newell, USCS 428. All of Providence, RI.


2nd Commissioning July 7 1935 to December 10 1945


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-TBB)

"CANAL ZONE /
ANIV."

1936-08-15

GregCiesielski Childs AVP14 19360815 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Childs AVP14 19360815 1 Front.jpg

As DD-241
Cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type
3r

"DECATUR /
CONVENTION"

1938-10-23

GregCiesielski Childs AVP14 19381023 7 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Childs AVP14 19381023 2 Front.jpg

As AVP-14
Cachet by Al Cohen, sponsored by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type
3r (AC-BBT)

"FIRST DAY /
THIS CANCEL"

1938-10-23

GregCiesielski Childs AVP14 19381023 9 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Childs AVP14 19381023 9 Front.jpg

As AVP-14
Cachet by Al Cohen, sponsored by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type
3r (AC-BBT)

"FIRST DAY /
AS TENDER"

1938-12-29

GregCiesielski Childs AVP14 19381229 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Childs AVP14 19381229 1 Front.jpg

As AVP-14
Cachet by Dr. S. E. Hutnick


 

Locy Type 9v

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. C-44

1938-10-23

GregCiesielski Childs AVP14 19381023 6A Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Childs AVP14 19381023 2 Front.jpg

As AVP-14
Cachet by Al Cohen, sponsored by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type
9v

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. C-44b

1938-10-23

GregCiesielski Childs AVP14 19381023 10 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Childs AVP14 19381023 10 Front.jpg

As AVP-14
Cachet by Al Cohen, sponsored by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type
9x

1938-10-23

GregCiesielski Childs AVP14 19381023 8A Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Childs AVP14 19381023 2 Front.jpg

As AVP-14
Cachet by Al Cohen, sponsored by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS

 

Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (w/ 1 Battle star) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Defense Medal

NAMESAKE - Lieutenant Earle Wayne Freed Childs, USN (August 1 1893 – March 6 1918).
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Childs was a member of the Naval Academy class of 1915. He was appointed temporary Lieutenant on 15 October, 1917. As a lieutenant, he served in World War I in the submarine L-2. On board HMS H-5 as an observer, Lieutenant Childs was lost on March 2, 1918 when H-5 sank with all hands after a collision with a merchantman SS Rutherglen off the English coast. Lt. Childs was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously. The citation reads: "The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Earl W. F. Childs, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service engaged in the important, exacting and hazardous submarine duty in the war zone".

 


 

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