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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.

    Porter Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid January 2 1934 - Launched October 15 1935

  1. USS CLARK DD-361
    Commissioned May 20 1936 - Decommissioned October 23 1945

    Struck from Naval Register November 16 1945
    Sold 1946 and broken up for scrap


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. Covers Page 1     (1936-45)



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



First Day Postal Service


Locy Type
3 (A-TBB)



Shakedown Cruise / Port Visit to Guantanamo Bay. Add-on cachet by Bruce D. Liddell


Locy Type
3b (A-TXB)





Locy Type
3r (A-BBT)




Locy Type
3z (BTB)


Censored wartime (WWII) use


Locy Type
3z (BBT)




Other Information

USS CLARK received two battle stars for her World War II service.

NAMESAKE - Rear Admiral Charles E. Clark, USN (August 10 1843 - October 1 1922)
Clark graduated from the Naval Academy in 1863. His Civil War service included command of OSSIPEE in The Battle of Mobile Bay. Upon the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, Captain Clark commanded USS OREGON BB-3 in her dramatic race around Cape Horn, bringing her to Cuba in time to join in the destruction of the Spanish fleet. For this high accomplishment, he was advanced in seniority, and was appointed Rear Admiral June 16 1902. He died October 1 1922 at Long Beach, Calif.



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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