HOPPER DDG 70

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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 26 February 1995 - Launched & Christened 6 January 1996

  1. USS HOPPER DDG-70
    Commissioned (Special) 1 August 1997
    Commissioned (Full) 6 September 1997
GregCiesielski Hopper DDG70 19960106 2 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Hopper DDG-70 Covers Page 1    (1996-2017)

 

Postmarks

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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
FDPS 2-2mt(n+)(PCU,
FPO AP 96667-1289)

1997-07-02

GregCiesielski Hopper DDG70 19970702 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Hopper DDG70 19970702 1 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type
FDC F

1997-09-06

GregCiesielski Hopper DDG70 19970906 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Hopper DDG70 19970906 1 Front.jpg

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


 

Locy Type
2-2mtn+
(USS,FPO
AP 96667-1289)

2002-11-21

GregCiesielski Hopper DDG70 20021121 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Hopper DDG70 20021121 1 Front.jpg

Ship's cachet, serviced by Wolfgang Hechler


 

Locy Type
9-2n+
(USS,FPO
AP 96667-1289)

2002-11-21

GregCiesielski Hopper DDG70 20021121 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Hopper DDG70 20021121 1 Front.jpg

Ship's cachet, serviced by Wolfgang Hechler


 

Locy Type
11-2(n)
(USS,FPO
AP 96667-1289)

(2004)

2004-10-13

GregCiesielski Hopper DDG70 20041013 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Hopper DDG70 20041013 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet, Navy Day, requested by Thad Kaczkowski


 

Locy Type
11-2(n)
(USS,FPO
AP 96667-1289)

(2011)

2011-10-07

GregCiesielski Hopper DDG70 20111007 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Hopper DDG70 20111007 1 Front.jpg

Courtesy of the USCS Postmark Survey 2011-2012


 

Locy Type
12-2c(n)
(USS,FPO
AP 96667-1289)

(2004)

2004-10-13

GregCiesielski Hopper DDG70 20041013 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Hopper DDG70 20041013 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet, Navy Day, requested by Thad Kaczkowski


 

Locy Type
12-2c(n)
(USS,FPO
AP 96667-1289)

(2011)

2011-10-07

GregCiesielski Hopper DDG70 20111007 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Hopper DDG70 20111007 2 Front.jpg

Courtesy of the USCS Postmark Survey 2011-2012


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-10

2008-10-17

GregCiesielski Hopper DDG70 20081017 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Hopper DDG70 20081017 1 Front.jpg

100th Anniversary of the Great White Fleet. Ship's cachet, serviced by Wolfgang Hechler

 

Other Information

Named in Honor of Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9 1906 – January 1 1992) an American computer scientist and United States Navy officer. A pioneer in the field, she was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I calculator, and she developed the first compiler for a computer programming language. Because of the breadth of her accomplishments and her naval rank, she is sometimes referred to as "Amazing Grace".

RAdm Hopper's military awards are: The Defense Distinguished Service Medal, The Legion of Merit, The Meritorious Service Medal, The American Campaign Medal, The World War II Victory Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, The Armed Forces Reserve Medal with two Hourglass Devices and The Naval Reserve Medal.

The ships sponsor is Mrs. Mary Murray Westcote, sister of RAdm Grace Hopper.

 


 

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