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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 May 3 1943 - Launched September 30 1943

    Commissioned January 17 1944 - Decommissioned February 3 1947
    Recommissioned August 17 1951 - Decommissioned November 8 1960

    Stricken August 1 1973

  2. NAE PARANA D-29 (Brazilian Naval Service)
    Sold to Brazil July 20 1961 and renamed

    Stricken by Brazil February 1982 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    (1945-52)



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 January 17 1944 to February 3 1947


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2nd Commissioning August 17 1951 to November 8 1960


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Other Information

CUSHING earned 6 Battle Stars for WWII service and 2 Battle Stars for Korea

CUSHING DD-797 was at Tokyo Bay September 2 1945 for the Japanese surrender

NAMESAKE - Named in Honor of USS CUSHING DD-376 lost at Guadalcanal November 14 1942



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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