HUMPHREYS DD 236

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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.

    Clemson Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid 31 July 1918 - Launched 28 July 1919

  1. USS HUMPHREYS DD-236
    Commissioned 21 July 1920 - Decommissioned 10 January 1930
    Recommissioned 13 June 1932 - Decommissioned 14 September 1938
    Recommissioned 26 September 1939

  2. USS HUMPHREYS APD-12
    Reclassified High-speed Transport (APD) 1 December 1942

  3. USS HUMPHREYS DD-236
    Reverted to Destroyer (DD) 20 July 1945
    Decommissioned 26 October 1945

    Struck from Naval Register 13 November 1945
    Sold 26 August 1946 and broken up for scrap

 

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Humphreys Covers Page 1    (1928-41)

 

Postmarks

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
to
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

Post Office Established 1 August 1920 - Disestablished 3 December 1920



 

Locy Type
3s(B)(D2)

1928-11-17

GregCiesielski Humphreys DD236 19281117 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Humphreys DD236 19281117 1 Front.jpg

As DD-236
Collectors request, not listed in the USCS Postmark Catalog (5th Ed. 1997).
Cover found by Bob Govern at the National Postmark Museum (Postmark Collectors Club Museum), Bellevue, OH


 

Locy Type
9v

1929-05-01

GregCiesielski Humphreys DD236 19290501 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Humphreys DD236 19290501 1 Front.jpg

As DD-236
Postmark digitally "cleaned" for viewing clarity.


 

Locy Type
FDR 5hks

"RECOMM /
TO DAY"

1932-06-13

GregCiesielski Humphreys DD236 19320613 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Humphreys DD236 19320613 1 Front.jpg

As DD-236
First Day of Recommissioning


 

Locy Type
5hks

1932-06-13

GregCiesielski Humphreys DD236 19320613 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Humphreys DD236 19320613 2 Front.jpg

As DD-236
NOT First Day of Recommissioning, cover is backdated.


Post Office Reestablished 27 September 1932 - Disestablished 14 September 1938


 

Locy Type
3 (B-BTT)

1936-07-21

GregCiesielski Humphreys DD236 19360721 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Humphreys DD236 19360721 1 Front.jpg

As DD-236
16th Anniversary of 1st Commissioning
Cachet by Ted Harrington (faint r/s marking on back)


 

Locy Type
5hks

1932-10-09

JonBurdett humphreys dd236 19321009 pm.jpg
JonBurdett humphreys dd236 19321009.jpg

As DD-236


 

Locy Type
9v (C)

c1934-35

GregCiesielski Humphreys DD236 1935 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Humphreys DD236 1935 1 Front.jpg

As DD-236
Cut square glued to cover.


 

Locy Type
LDC 3 Sep 14, 1938

"SAN DIEGO /
CALIF."

1938-09-14

JonBurdett humphreys dd236 19380914r pm.jpg
JonBurdett humphreys dd236 19380914.jpg

As DD-236



 

Locy Type
FDC RECD Sep 26, 1939

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-R1

1939-09-26

JonBurdett humphreys dd236 19390926 pm.jpg
JonBurdett humphreys dd236 19390926.jpg

As DD-236
First Day in Commission


Post Office Reestablished 4 November 1939 - Disestablished 16 October 1945


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3 Nov 8, 1939

"SAN DIEGO /
CALIF"

1939-11-08

GregCiesielski Humphreys DD236 19391108 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Humphreys DD236 19391108 1 Front.jpg

As DD-236
First Day of Postal Service. Notice dial set-up - Month, Day, P.M., Year


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3 Nov 8, 1939

"SAN DIEGO /
CALIF"

1939-11-08

GregCiesielski Humphreys DD236 19391108 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Humphreys DD236 19391108 2 Front.jpg

As DD-236
First Day of Postal Service. Notice dial set-up - Month, Day, Year, P.M.


 

Locy Type
FDPS 9v

1939-11-08

GregCiesielski Humphreys DD236 19391108 3 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Humphreys DD236 19391108 2 Front.jpg

As DD-236
First Day of Postal Service


 

Locy Type
FDPS 9x

1939-11-08

GregCiesielski Humphreys DD236 19391108 4 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Humphreys DD236 19391108 2 Front.jpg

As DD-236
First Day of Postal Service


 

Locy Type
2z

1945-xx-20

JohnGermann Humphreys APD12 1945xx20 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Humphreys APD12 1945xx20 1 Front.jpg

As APD-12


 

Locy Type
3 (A-TBT)

"NEW LONDON /
CT"

1940-07-18

JonBurdett humphreys dd236 19400718 pm.jpg
JonBurdett humphreys dd236 19400718.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
Fake

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-3

1941-07-28

JonBurdett humphreys dd236 19410728r pm.jpg
JonBurdett humphreys dd236 19410728.JPG

Hobby Shop fake cancel


 

Locy Type
SLPbs (55x3)

1940-10-20

JonBurdett humphreys dd236 19401020 pm.jpg
JonBurdett humphreys dd236 19401020.jpg

Note:

 

Other Information

HUMPHREYS earned 7 Battle Stars for WWII service

NAMESAKE - Joshua Humphreys (June 17 1751 – January 12 1838)
Humphreys was an influential and successful ship builder in the United States.


 


 

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