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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.

    Belknap Class Guided Missile Frigate
    Keel Laid January 15 1963 - Launched November 21 1964

  1. USS FOX DLG-33
    Commissioned May 28 1966

  2. USS FOX CG-33
    Reclassified Guided Missile Cruiser (CG) June 30 1975
    Decommissioned April 15 1994

    Struck from Naval Register April 15 1994
    Sold for scrap, completed October 28 2007
Fox CG33 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 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 Fox DLG / CG-33 Covers Page 1     (1970-93)



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


USPO Slogan
Machine Cancel


San Pedro CA


JonBurdett fox dlg33 19641121.jpg
JonBurdett fox dlg33 19641121 cach.jpg

Launching, cachet by Morris W. Beck


Locy Type
FDC 2(n+)(USS)


JohnGermann Fox DLG-33 19660528 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Fox DLG-33 19660528 1 Front.jpg



Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)


JonBurdett fox dlg33 19700204 pm.jpg
JonBurdett fox dlg33 19700204.jpg

DLG-33, add-on cachet by Michael Hebert (Mh Cachets)


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


GregCiesielski Fox CG33 19781013 1r Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Fox CG33 19781013 1 Front.jpg

CG-33, Navy Day, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


Locy Type
2-1n (USS)


JonBurdett fox cg33 19810614 pm.jpg
JonBurdett fox cg33 19810614.JPG



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


JonBurdett fox cg33 19931027r pm.jpg
JonBurdett fox cg33 19931027.jpg

CG-33, cachet by Gary R. Rogak


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Gustavus Vasa Fox (June 13 1821 – October 29 1883)
Fox was an officer of the United States Navy, who served during the Mexican-American War, and as Assistant Secretary of the Navy during the Civil War.

Three ships of the US Navy have been named USS Fox in his memory - USS Fox Torpedo Boat No. 13/TB-13, USS Fox DD-234/AG-85 and USS Fox DLG/CG-33.



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.


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