FITZGERALD DDG 62

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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 I) Guided Missile Destroyer
    Keel Laid 9 February 1993 - Christened 19 December 1993
    Launched 29 January 1994

  1. USS FITZGERALD DDG-62
    Commissioned (Special) 28 July 1995 - Commissioned (Full) 14 October 1995

    Severely damaged following a collision by a commercial container ship, ACX Crystal, 17 June 2017.
    Seven US Sailors died and "Remain on Duty".
GregCiesielski Fitzgerald DDG62 19951014 1 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Fitzgerald DDG-62 Covers Page 1    (1995-2015)

 

Postmarks

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
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link To
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Full Cover Image


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. F-56

1995-10-14

GregCiesielski Fitzgerald DDG62 19951014 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Fitzgerald DDG62 19951014 2 Front.jpg

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


 

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

1999-05-17

GregCiesielski Fitzgerald DDG62 19990517 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Fitzgerald DDG62 19990517 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet, requested by Thad Kaczkowski


 

Locy Type
9-1(n+)(USS)

1999-05-17

GregCiesielski Fitzgerald DDG62 19990517 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Fitzgerald DDG62 19990517 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet, requested by Thad Kaczkowski


 

Locy Type 11-2(n+)
(USS,FPO AP/96665-1280)

2011-09-12

GregCiesielski Fitzgerald DDG62 20110912 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Fitzgerald DDG62 20110912 1 Front.jpg

Courtesy of the USCS Postmark Survey 2011-12


 

Locy Type 11-2(n+)
(USS,FPO AP/96665-1280)

2011-09-12

GregCiesielski Fitzgerald DDG62 20110912 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Fitzgerald DDG62 20110912 2 Front.jpg

Courtesy of the USCS Postmark Survey 2011-12


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-10

2009-05-28

GregCiesielski Fitzgerald DDG62 20090528 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Fitzgerald DDG62 20090528 1 Front.jpg

100th Anniversary of the Great White Fleet. Serviced by Rich Hoffner


 

Locy Type F

(Unit 100173)

2015-03-17

GregCiesielski Fitzgerald DDG62 20150317 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Fitzgerald DDG62 20150317 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type F

(Unit 100173)

2015-10-29

GregCiesielski Fitzgerald DDG62 20151029 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Fitzgerald DDG62 20151029 1 Front.jpg

Cacheted. From the Richard F. Hoffner collection.



FAKE Postmark


 

Locy Type FAKE
12-1c(USN,FPO AP 96349)

2017-06-20

GregCiesielski Fitzgerald DDG62 20170620 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Fitzgerald DDG62 20170620 1 Back.jpg

FAKE postmark printed on the cover. Attributed to Ron Reeves.

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Lieutenant William Charles Fitzgerald, USN (January 28 1938 - August 7 1967).
Lt. Fitzgerald was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism on August 7 1967 in Vietnam while he was the senior U.S. advisor at Costal Defense Group SIXTEEN in Vietnam. This group's compound was located adjacent to the village of Co Luy, near the delta of the Tra Khuc River, and about 70 miles southeast of Danang.
In addition to the Navy Cross, Lt. Fitzgerald also received the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign ribbon bar.

 


 

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