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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.

    Fletcher Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid November 5 1941 - Launched August 16 1942

  1. USS CONWAY DD-507
    Commissioned October 9 1942 - Decommissioned June 25 1946
    Reclassified Escort Destroyer (DDE) March 26 1949

    Recommissioned November 8 1950

  3. USS CONWAY DD-507
    Reverted to Destroyer (DD) June 30 1962
    Decommissioned November 15 1969

    Struck from Naval Register November 15 1969
    Sunk as target June 26 1970

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. Conway Covers Page 1     (1944-63)



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

1st Commissioning October 9 1942 to June 25 1946


Locy Type


As DD-507
Cachet for last day (May 8 1946)


Locy Type
3z (BTB)


As DD-507
Censored wartime (WWII) use


Locy Type P

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. C-67


As DD-507

2nd Commissioning November 8 1950 to November 15 1969


Locy Type


As DDE-507
First Day Postal Service


Locy Type
2t(n+u) (USS)


As DDE-507


Locy Type
2t(n+u) (USS)


As DD-507
Reclassified to DD in 1962, still using "DDE" device.


Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)


As DD-507


Locy Type


As DD-507


Other Information

NAMESAKE - William Conway
Conway, Quartermaster of Camden, Maine, refused to haul down his country's flag at the surrender of Pensacola Navy Yard to the rebels January 12 1861. For his patriotic action he was presented a gold medal by citizens of California and in 1906 a memorial plaque was unveiled at his home in Camden in grateful recognition of his heroic loyalty



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