JOHN R PIERCE DD 753

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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.

    Allen M. Sumner Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid 24 March 1944 - Launched 1 September 1944

  1. USS JOHN R. PIERCE DD-753
  2. Commissioned 30 December 1944 - Decommissioned 24 January 1947
    Recommissioned 11 April 1949 - Decommissioned 2 July 1973

    Struck from Naval Register 1 July 1973
    Sold 6 November 1974 and broken up for scrap
JOHN R PIERCE PATCH.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS John R. Pierce DD-753 Covers Page 1    (1945-1972)

 


Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

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

Post office established 8 January 1945 - Disestablished 28 March 1946


 

Locy Type 2z

(used after POD)

1946-06-12

JonBurdett johnrpierce dd753 19460612r pm.jpg
JonBurdett johnrpierce dd753 19460612.JPG

Note:


 

Locy Type 9#

(Br. #15446)

1945-08-05

JonBurdett johnrpierce dd753 19450805 pm.jpg
JonBurdett johnrpierce dd753 19450805.jpg

Mark from back of cover



Post office reestablished 23 August 1950 - Disestablished 31 March 1973


 

Locy Type
FDPS 2

1950-09-01

JonBurdett johnrpierce dd753 19500901 pm.jpg
JonBurdett johnrpierce dd753 19500901.JPG

First Day Postal Service


 

Locy Type
FDPS 9efu

1950-09-01

JonBurdett johnrpierce dd753 19500901r pm9.jpg
JonBurdett johnrpierce dd753 19500901.JPG

First Day Postal Service. USCS Postmark Catalog lists as 9fu


 

Locy Type 2

1950-12-23

GregCiesielski JohnRPierce DD753 19501223 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski JohnRPierce DD753 19501223 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

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

1962-12-30

JonBurdett johnrpierce dd753 19621230 pm.jpg
JonBurdett johnrpierce dd753 19621230.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9efu

1950-10-23

JonBurdett johnrpierce dd753 19501023r pm9.jpg
JonBurdett johnrpierce dd753 19501023.JPG

Note:


 

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

1962-04-09

GregCiesielski JohnRPierce DD753 19620409 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski JohnRPierce DD753 19620409 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by Frank H. Strobel. From the John Young collection.

 

Other Information

USS JOHN R. PIERCE earned 1 Battle Star for her Korean War service.

NAMESAKE - Lieutenant Commander John Reeves Pierce, USN
Pierce commanded the USS ARGONAUT SM-1 a transport submarine, which was lost during battle in January of 1943. Lt. Comdr. Pierce was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Mary Taylor Pierce, widow of Lt. Comdr. Pierce.

 


 

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