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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.

    Brooke Class Guided Missile Destroyer Escort
    Keel Laid July 12 1965 - Launched and christened July 22 1966

    Commissioned November 11 1967

    Reclassified Frigate (FFG) June 30 1975
    Decommissioned January 31 1989

    Struck from Naval Register January 2 1994

  3. PNS BADR D-161 (Pakistani Naval Service)
    Leased to Pakistan January 31 1989 and renamed

    Returned to U.S. Navy March 29 1994
    Sold March 29 1994 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. DEG-6 Covers Page      (1968)
  2. FFG-6 Covers Page 1     (1981)



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+) (DEG,USS)


As DEG-6


Locy Type
2(n+) (FFG,USS)


As FFG-6
First Day Use-New Cachet, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


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


As FFG-6


Other Information

Awards, CItations and Campaign Ribbons...
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Expeditionary Medal w/ 1 star - National Defense Service Medal - Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon - CG Special Operations Service Ribbon.

NAMESAKE - Rear Admiral Julius Augustus Furer, USN (October 9 1880 - June 6 1963)
Furer was a naval constructor, inventor, administrator, and author. Furer was appointed to the Naval Academy in 1897, he graduated at the head of his class in 1901. He acquired a Master of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1905.
Furer's Naval career started in 1901 and he retired from active service in 1945, but was recalled to duty in the Navy's History Division in 1951. RAdm Furer held the Navy Cross and Legion of Merit.



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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