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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 Destroyer Escort
    Keel Laid January 11 1943 - Launched March 23 1943

  1. USS HUSE DE-145
    Commissioned August 30 1943 - Decommissioned March 27 1946
    Recommissioned August 3 1951
    Assigned July 6 1960 to Naval Reserve Training 8th Naval District, New Orleans
    Decommissioned June 30 1965

    Struck from Naval Register August 1 1973
    Sold June 11 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    (1945-62)



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
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

1st Commissioning August 30 1943 to March 27 1946


Locy Type


Armistice Day 1945

2nd Commissioning August 3 1951 to June 30 1965


Locy Type


First Day Postal Service


Locy Type




Locy Type
9ef(nu) (DE 145)




Locy Type
LDPS 2(n)


Last Day of Postal Service, cachet by Morris W. Beck


Other Information

HUSE earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the Navy Expeditionary Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Ribbon (w/ 5 Battle stars), the WWII Victory Medal and two National Defense Service Medals during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Vice Admiral Harry McLaren Pinckney Huse, USN (December 8 1858 - May 14 1942)
Huse was an Officer of the United States Navy during The Spanish-American War. Huse took part in the landings at Vera Cruz April 21-22 1914 and for his skillful direction and outstanding leadership received The Medal of Honor.



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