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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.

    Gleaves Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid 4 September 1940 - Launched 28 July 1941

  1. USS CORRY DD-463
  2. Commissioned 18 December 1941
    SUNK by Mine off Utah Beach Normandy France 6 June 1944
    24 of her crew were lost with the ship and remain on duty


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. USS Corry DD-463 Covers Page 1    (1940-1943)



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

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Locy Type


Commissioning. Cachet by George Neumann and sponsored by Frederick Horton


Locy Type
3z (BBT)

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Other Information

USS CORRY earned 4 Battle Stars for her WWII service

NAMESAKE - Lieutenant Commander William Merrill Corry, USN (5 October 1889 - 7 October 1920)
         Corry graduated from the United States Naval Academy 3 June 1910, and was designated naval aviator 6 March 1916. He served with distinction in command of the air station at Le Croisic, France, during World War I, and after the war remained in Europe working with the aviation aspects of demobilization. While serving on the staff of Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet, Lieutenant Commander Corry was injured in an airplane crash 3 October 1920. Thrown clear with several broken ribs, he plunged into the flaming wreckage to save the plane's pilot, Lieutenant Arthur C. Wagner. Corry was severely burned on his face and arms. This heroism was recognized with the posthumously awarding of the Medal of Honor. Corry died of his burns 7 October 1920.

The ships sponsor was Miss Jean Constance Corry.

Three ships of the US Navy have been named in his honor - USS Corry DD-334, USS Corry DD-463 and USS Corry DD-817.



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