DIXIE AD 14

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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.

    Dixie Class Destroyer Tender
    Keel Laid March 17 1938 - Launched May 27 1939

  1. USS DIXIE AD-14
    Commissioned April 25 1940 - Decommissioned June 15 1982

    Struck from Naval Register June 15 1982
    Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet February 17 1983
    Sold (Date unknown) for scrap, towed to Taiwan for dismantling
DIXIE AD14 1 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Dixie AD-14 Covers Page 1    (1940-81)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image

Post Office Established May 21 1940 - Disestablished June 15 1982


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3r May 21, 1940

"FIRST DAY /
POSTAL SERV"

1940-05-21

GregCiesielski Dixie AD14 19400521 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Dixie AD14 19400521 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by Al Cohen


 

Locy Type
FDPS 9v

1940-05-21

Bunter Dixie AD 14 19400521 1 pm2.jpg
Bunter Dixie AD 14 19400521 1 front.jpg

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Locy Type
FDPS 9efw

1940-05-21

Bunter Dixie AD 14 19400521 1 pm3.jpg
Bunter Dixie AD 14 19400521 1 front.jpg

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Locy Type
FDPS 9x

1940-05-21

Bunter Dixie AD 14 19400521 1 pm4.jpg
Bunter Dixie AD 14 19400521 1 front.jpg

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Locy Type
2(n)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. D-24

1949-02-14

JonBurdett dixie ad14 19490214 pm.jpg
JonBurdett dixie ad14 19490214.jpg

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Locy Type
2(n)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. D-24a

1953-07-28

GregCiesielski Dixie AD14 19530728 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Dixie AD14 19530728 1 Front.jpg

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Locy Type
2(n+) (USS) 1964

1964-10-27

JonBurdett dixie ad14 19641027 pm.jpg
JonBurdett dixie ad14 19641027.JPG

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Locy Type
2(n+) (USS) 1974

1974-02-22

GregCiesielski Dixie AD14 19740222 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Dixie AD14 19740222 1 Front.jpg

Washington's birthday, cachet by the USS California Chapter No. 51, USCS


 

Locy Type
2tnu

1948-01-22

JonBurdett dixie ad14 19480122 pm.jpg
JonBurdett dixie ad14 19480122.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u)

1962-03-28

JonBurdett dixie ad14 19620328 pm.jpg
JonBurdett dixie ad14 19620328.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2z

1945-02-21

JonBurdett dixie ad14 19450221 pm.jpg
JonBurdett dixie ad14 19450221.jpg

Censored wartime (WWII) use


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS)

1979-02-16

GregCiesielski Dixie AD14 19790216 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Dixie AD14 19790216 1 Front.jpg

Sailor mail


 

Locy Type
3r

"CIUDAD /
TRUJILLO D.R."

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. D-24f

1940-06-28

JonBurdett dixie ad14 19400628r pm.jpg
JonBurdett dixie ad14 19400628.jpg

Shakedown Cruise to the Dominican Republic


 

Locy Type
6ep(2)

1941-04-24

GregCiesielski Dixie AD14 19410424 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Dixie AD14 19410424 1 Front.jpg

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Locy Type
7

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. D-24d

1941-06-30

JonBurdett dixie ad14 19410630 pm.jpg
JonBurdett dixie ad14 19410630.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
7

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. D-24e

1948-12-25

JonBurdett dixie ad1 19461225 pm.jpg
JonBurdett dixie ad1 19461225.jpg

Christmas, cachet by Donald R. Graf


 

Locy Type
7rz

1942-06-06

JonBurdett dixie ad14 19420606 pm.jpg
JonBurdett dixie ad14 19420606.jpg

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Locy Type
7t(nu) (USS)

1967-02-22

JonBurdett dixie ad14 19670222 pm.jpg
JonBurdett dixie ad14 19670222.jpg

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Locy Type
9ef(n+u) (USS)

1976-09-23

JonBurdett dixie ad14 19760923 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett dixie ad14 19760923.jpg

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Locy Type
9efu

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. D-24b

1947-11-04

JonBurdett dixie ad14 19471104 pm.jpg
JonBurdett dixie ad14 19471104.jpg

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Locy Type
9v

1940-05-27

JonBurdett dixie ad14 19400527 pm9v.jpg
JonBurdett dixie ad14 19400527.JPG

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Locy Type
9x

1940-05-27

JonBurdett dixie ad14 19400527 pm9x.jpg
JonBurdett dixie ad14 19400527.JPG

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Other Information

DIXIE earned five battle stars for Korean War service
* First UN Counter Offensive
January 30 to February 3 1951
* Second Korean Winter
February 25-27 1952
March 24-27 1952
* Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952
May 2-5 1952
June 25-26 1952
July 7-8 1952
March 20-23 1953
* Third Korean Winter
April 11-13 1953
* Korea, Summer-Fall 1953
May 30-31 1953

USS DIXIE AD-14 earned the following awards during her Naval career - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, Navy Battle "E" Ribbon, Navy Expeditionary Medal w/ 2 stars, China Service Medal, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp), National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 star, Korean Service Medal w/ 5 battle stars, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w/ 2 stars, Humanitarian Service Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon, United Nations Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

NAMESAKE - A collective designation for the southern states of the United States.

The ships sponsor is Mrs. A. C. Pickens.

 


 

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