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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.

    Edsall Class Type FMR Destroyer Escort
    Keel Laid December 21 1942 - Launched February 28 1943

  1. USS HILL DE-141
    Commissioned August 16 1943 - Decommissioned June 7 1946

    Stricken October 1 1972
    Sold January 18 1974 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 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    (1946)



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
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link To
Full Cover Image


Locy Type


JonBurdett hill de141 19460321 pm.jpg
JonBurdett hill de141 19460321.jpg

Ship used only 2z and 2z* devices


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named in Honor of Chief Boatswain Edwin Joseph Hill USN (October 4 1894 - December 7 1941) killed in Pearl Harbor attack while serving on USS NEVADA BB-36. Chief Boatswain Hill led his men of the linehandling details of the USS NEVADA to the quays, cast off the lines and swam back to his ship. Later, while on the forecastle, attempting to let go the anchors, he was blown overboard and killed by the explosion of several bombs. Hill was posthumously awarded The Medal of Honor for distinguished conduct in the line of his profession, extraordinary courage, and disregard of his own safety

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal
European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal
WWII Victory Medal



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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