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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.

    Fletcher Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid August 31 1943 - Launched May 8 1944

    Commissioned July 29 1944 - Decommissioned January 15 1947
    Recommissioned April 27 1951 - Decommissioned February 1 1964

    Struck from Naval Register May 1 1966

  2. INDOCRINATOR (Training Ship)
    Renamed and served as Training Hulk May 20 1966 - January 8 1971

    Grounded March 4 1971 as target on San Clemente Island, CA

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    (1951-61)



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.


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Other Information

GREGORY earned 2 battle stars during World War II and 4 battle stars during the Korean conflict along with the Battle Efficiency "E" three times during her post-war career 1955, 1956, and 1959.

NAMESAKE - Rear Admiral Francis Hoyt Gregory, USN (October 9 1780 – October 4 1866).

Two ships in the United States Navy have been named GREGORY - USS Gregory DD-82 and USS Gregory DD-802.



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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