JOHN KING DDG 3

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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.

    Charles F. Adams Class Guided Missile Destroyer
    Originally classified Destroyer DD-953
    Reclassified Guided Missile Destroyer (DDG) April 23 1957
    Keel Laid August 25 1958 - Launched January 30 1960

  1. USS JOHN KING DDG-3
    Commissioned February 4 1961 - Decommissioned March 30 1990

    Struck from Naval Register January 12 1993
    Sold February 10 1999 for scrap
JohnKing DDG3 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS John King DDG-3 Covers Page 1    (1961-90)

 

Postmarks

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Killer Bar Text

Date From
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Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
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Cover Image


 

Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)

1970-01-02

JonBurdett johnking ddg3 19700102-1 pm.jpg
JonBurdett johnking ddg3 19700102-1.JPG

Greetings from USS SAGAMORE ATA-208


 

Locy Type
2t(nu)

1963-10-20

GregCiesielski JohnKing DDG3 19631020 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski JohnKing DDG3 19631020 1 Front.jpg

Welcome to Norfolk - RFA WAVE RULER, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u) (USS)

1976-05-03

GregCiesielski JohnKing DDG3 19760503 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski JohnKing DDG3 19760503 1 Front.jpg

Postmarked to commemorate port visit of USCGC Gallatin WHEC-721, cachet by George H. Wilson


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (D1,USS)

1989-04-11

JonBurdett johnking ddg3 19890411 pm.jpg
JonBurdett johnking ddg3 19890411.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9ef(n+u) (USS)

1970-01-02

JonBurdett johnking ddg3 19700102r pm9.jpg
JonBurdett johnking ddg3 19700102-1.JPG

Greetings from USS SAGAMORE ATA-208


 

Locy Type
9fu

1961-11-19

JonBurdett johnking ddg3 19611119r pm9.jpg
JonBurdett johnking ddg3 19611119.JPG

Note:


 

Locy Type
9-1(n+u) (USS)

1989-04-11

JonBurdett johnking ddg3 19890411 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett johnking ddg3 19890411.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
LDC 2-1(n+)

1990-03-30

JonBurdett johnking ddg3 19900330r pm.jpg
JonBurdett johnking ddg3 19900330.JPG

Last Day in Commission


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (D1,USS)

1990-03-31

JonBurdett johnking ddg3 19900331r pm.jpg
JonBurdett johnking ddg3 19900331.jpg

Struck day after POD

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Chief Water Tender John King (1865 - 1938)
King enlisted in the Navy in 1893. He was awarded the Medal of Honor "on board USS VICKSBURG PG-11, for heroism in the line of his profession at the time of the accident to the boilers, May 29 1901," and awarded a second Medal of Honor "serving on board USS SALEM CL-3, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession on the occasion of the accident to one of the boilers of that vessel, September 13 1909." He retired from the Navy in 1923 after 26 years broken service and died in New Orleans in 1938.

 


 

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