DONALD COOK DDG 75

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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.

    Arleigh Burke Class (Flight II) Guided Missile Destroyer
    Keel Laid 9 July 1996 - Launched 3 May 1997

  1. USS DONALD COOK DDG 75
  2. Commissioned 4 December 1998
DonaldCook DDG75 1 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Donald Cook DDG-75 Covers Page 1    (1996-2019)

 

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


 

Locy Type
FDPS 2(n+)
(USS,FPO AE
09566-1294)

1998-09-01

GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 19980901 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 19980901 1 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type
FDC F

1998-12-04

GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 19981204 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 19981204 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type 2(n+)
(USS,FPO AE
09566-1294)

2001-02-12

GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20010212 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20010212 1 Front.jpg

Ship's cacheted cover, serviced by Wolfgang Hechler


 

Locy Type 11-2(n+)
(USS,FPO AE
09566-1294)
(2007)

2007-03-04

GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20070304 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20070304 1 Front.jpg

Cover serviced by Glenn Smith


 

Locy Type 11-2n
(USS,FPO AE
09566-1294)
(2016)

2016-05-21

GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20160521 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20160521 1 Front.jpg

Armed Forces Day. Postmark font slightly different and killer bars are thinner.


 

Locy Type 11-2ny
(USS,FPO AE
09566-1600)
(Unit 100516)

2020-10-19

GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20201019 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20201019 1 Front.jpg

Collectors request. From the Foster E. Miller, III collection.


 

Locy Type 11-2ny
(USS,FPO AA
34089)
(Unit 100516)

2021-11-16

GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20211116 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20211116 1 Front.jpg

USS DONALD COOK was named as the first DDG to become a part of the new task group (TG GREYHOUND) being formed by the USN. Cachet by Stewart Milstein.


 

Locy Type 12-2n
(USS,FPO AE
09566-1294)

2011-11-19

GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20111119 1 Postmark.jpg

N/A

USCS Postmark survey


 

Locy Type 12-2ny
(USS,FPO AE
09566-1600)
(Unit 100516)

2020-10-19

GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20201019 3 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20201019 3 Front.jpg

Cachet by Richard F. Hoffner


 

Locy Type 12-2cny
(USS,FPO AA
34089)
(Unit 100516)

2021-11-16

GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20211116 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20211116 1 Back.jpg

USS DONALD COOK was named as the first DDG to become a part of the new task group (TG GREYHOUND) being formed by the USN. Cachet by Stewart Milstein.


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-10

2008-12-04

GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20081204 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20081204 1 Front.jpg

100th Anniversary of the Great White Fleet


 

Locy Type Meter PB5

(#PB8754735)

2011-11-19

GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20111119 2 Postmark.jpg

N/A

USCS Postmark Survey


 

Locy Type Meter PB6

(#0001140358)

2014-05-16

GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20140518 1 Postmark.jpg

N/A

USCS Postmark Survey


 

Locy Type Meter PB6

(#0001939540)

2017-06-08

GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20170608 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20170608 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by Richard F. Hoffner


 

Locy Type Meter PB6

(#0001939540)

2017-08-07

GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20170807 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20170807 1 Front.jpg

Missing a portion of the meter. Cachet by Richard F. Hoffner


 

Locy Type Meter PB6

(#0001939395)

2020-10-19

GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20201019 4 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20201019 4 Front.jpg

Zip Code 09880 is the wrong zip code. Cachet by Richard F. Hoffner


 

Locy Type P

2017-09-06

GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20170906 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20170906 1 Front.jpg

See Locy Type 11-2(n+)(USS,FPO AE 09566-1294)(2016). The (-1294) has been cut off of the original postmark.


 

Locy Type P

2020-10-19

GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20201019 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 20201019 1 Back.jpg

See Locy Type 12-2n (USS,FPO AE 09566-1294). The (-1294) has been cut off of the original postmark. Collectors request. From the Foster E. Miller, III collection.



USPS Pictorial Postmarks


 

USPS Pictorial

"Commissioning
Day Station"

Philadelphia, PA

1998-12-04

GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 19981204 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski DonaldCook DDG75 19981204 2 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Colonel Donald Gilbert Cook, USMC (August 9 1934 - December 8 1967).
    Captain Donald Gilbert Cook was held prisoner by the Viet Cong from December 1964 to December 1967 and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism. He continued to receive promotions while interned as a Prisoner of War rising to the rank of Colonel.
    Colonel Cook's other medals include the Purple Heart with one gold star, the Combat Action Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with three Campaign stars and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

 


 

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