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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.

    Forrest Sherman Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid May 11 1955 - Launched September 8 1956

  1. USS DU PONT DD-941
    Commissioned July 1 1957 - Decommissioned May 23 1969
    Recommissioned May 9 1970 - Decommissioned March 4 1983

    Struck from Naval Register June 1 1990
    Sold January 14 1993 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 name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). 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 Du Pont DD-941 Covers Page 1     (1961-82)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. 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

1st Commissioning July 1 1957 to May 23 1969


Locy Type
FDC 2t(n+u)


Commissioning, rubber stamp cachet by William Fredrick


Locy Type


Cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


Locy Type
2ft(n+u) (USS)


Cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


Locy Type


Cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson

2nd Commissioning May 9 1970 to March 4 1983


Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)




Locy Type
2-1(n+) (D1,USS)


Cachet by the USS Oregon Chapter No. 79, USCS


Locy Type
9ef(nu) (USS)

small "u" in Du PONT




Other Information

NAMESAKE - Samuel Francis Du Pont (September 27 1803 - June 23 1865)
Du Pont was an American naval officer who achieved the rank of Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, and a member of the prominent Du Pont family; he was the only member of his generation to use a capital D. He served prominently during the Mexican-American War and the Civil War, was superintendent of the United States Naval Academy, and made significant contributions to the modernization of the U.S. Navy.



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