From NavalCoverMuseum
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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.

    Oliver Hazard Perry Class Guided Missile Frigate
    Keel Laid April 29 1977 - Launched March 1 1978

    Commissioned May 24 1980
    Assigned to Naval Reserve Force, Long Beach CA January 21 1984
    Decommissioned December 17 1994

    Stricken January 5 1998
    Sold to Turkey May 4 1999 for spare parts
Duncan FFG10 Crest.jpg

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    (1980)



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


Locy Type
FDC 2-1(n+)


JonBurdett duncan ffg10 19600524 pm.jpg
JonBurdett duncan ffg10 19600524.jpg

First Day in Commission


Locy Type
2-1(n+) (D2,USN,USS)


GregCiesielski Duncan FFG10 19800701 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Duncan FFG10 19800701 1 Front.jpg

73rd Anniversary of Commissioning of USS Nebraska BB-14


Other Information

Named in Honor of Vice Admiral Donald B. Duncan (1896–1975). who played an important role in aircraft-carrier operations during World War II. In 1941, he was the first commander of the USS LONG ISLAND CVE-1 the Navy's first escort aircraft carrier. As the air operations officer to Admiral Ernest J. King, Duncan assisted with the planning for the Doolittle Raid, and was the one who proposed the use of both the B-25 Mitchell bombers and the USS HORNET CV-8 for the raid. He was then appointed to be the first commanding officer of the carrier USS ESSEX CV-9. Duncan held several important staff and operational positions following the war. He served as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Air) from March 6 1947 to January 20 1948. He commanded the 2nd Task Fleet after 1948, and was the Vice Chief of Naval Operations from 1951 to 1956.



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.


Copyright 2022 Naval Cover Museum