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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.

    Buckley Class Type TE Destroyer Escort
    Keel Laid August 11 1943 - Launched November 11 1943

    Commissioned March 6 1944

    Reclassified High Speed Transport (APD) June 1 1945
    Decommissioned March 15 1946

    Struck from Naval Register May 1 1966
    Sold July 1 1968 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 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. Hubbard Covers Page 1     (1944-46)



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

Date From
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


Locy Type
2(n) Oct 27, 1945


JohnGermann Hubbard APD53 19451027 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Hubbard APD53 19451027 1 Front.jpg

As APD-53. 1945 Navy Day "Victory Cancel". Cachet by Jacques Minkus.


Locy Type


JonBurdett hubbard apd53 19460312 pm.jpg
JonBurdett hubbard apd53 19460312.jpg

As APD-53


Locy Type


JohnGermann Hubbard DE211 19450122 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Hubbard DE211 19450122 1 Front.jpg

As DE-211


Locy Type


JonBurdett hubbard apd53 19450919 pm.jpg
JonBurdett hubbard apd53 19450919.jpg

As APD-53


Other Information

HUBBARD earned 2 Battle Stars for WWII service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - American Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - WWII Victory Medal

NAMESAKE - Joseph Charles Hubbard USN (January 24 1900 - November 13 1942)
Hubbard graduated from the Naval Academy in 1920. After serving in various ships during his early career, Hubbard underwent submarine training in 1924-25 and reported on board his first command, USS 0-7, in 1930. Following other assignments ashore and afloat, he reported to Cruiser USS SAN FRANCISCO CA-38 in November 1939 as Damage Control Officer and First Lieutenant, and was aboard during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor December 7 1941. Hubbard was appointed Commander in 1942 and died November 13 1942 on board SAN FRANCISCO. His ship, flagship for Admiral Callaghan, was crashed by a Japanese plane November 12. Hubbard relieved the critically wounded executive officer, and it was in this post that he was killed next day during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, as American ships prevented a Japanese bombardment of the island



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