LUCE DDG 38

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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.

    Farragut Class Guided Missile Frigate
    Ordered as Destroyer Leader DEWEY DL-7
    Renamed and reclassified Guided Missile Frigate (DLG) November 14 1956
    Keel Laid October 1 1957 - Launched December 11 1958

  1. USS LUCE DLG-7
    Commissioned May 20 1961 - Decommissioned February 22 1970
    Recommissioned May 22 1971

  2. USS LUCE DDG-38
    Reclassified Guided Missile Destroyer (DDG) June 30 1975
    Decommissioned April 1 1991

    Struck from Naval Register November 20 1992
    Sold for scrap, completed June 17 2005
Luce DDG38 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. Luce Covers Page 1    (1961-86)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

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

1st Commissioning May 20 1961 to February 22 1970


 

Locy Type
FDC 2t(n+u)

1961-05-20

JonBurdett luce dlg7 19610520 pm.jpg
JonBurdett luce dlg7 19610520.JPG

As DLG-7
First Day in Commission


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u)

1966-05-12
to
1966-05-20

JonBurdett luce dlg7 19660520 pm.jpg
JonBurdett luce dlg7 19660520.JPG

As DLG-7


 

Locy Type
2t(nu) (USS)

1967-09-20

JonBurdett luce dlg7 19670920 pm.jpg
JonBurdett luce dlg7 19670920.jpg

As DLG-7


 

Locy Type
9fu

1966-05-12
to
1966-05-20

JonBurdett luce dlg7 19660520r pm9.jpg
JonBurdett luce dlg7 19660520.JPG

As DLG-7


2nd Commissioning May 22 1971 to April 1 1991


 

Locy Type
FDR 2(n)

1971-05-22

JonBurdett luce dlg7 19710522-1 pm.jpg
JonBurdett luce dlg7 19710522-1.JPG

As DLG-7
First Day Recommissioning


 

Locy Type
FDR 9ef(n+u)

1971-05-22

JonBurdett luce dlg7 19710522r pm9.jpg
JonBurdett luce dlg7 19710522-1.JPG

As DLG-7
First Day Recommissioning


 

Locy Type
2(n) (DLG,USS)

1974-03-08

JonBurdett luce dlg7 19740308 pm.jpg
JonBurdett luce dlg7 19740308.jpg

As DLG-7


 

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

1976-07-04

GregCiesielski Luce DDG38 19760704 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Luce DDG38 19760704 1 Front.jpg

As DDG-38
International Naval Review cachet. Serviced by Wolfgang Hechler


 

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

1977-03-08

GregCiesielski Luce DDG38 19770308 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Luce DDG38 19770308 1 Front.jpg

As DDG-38
Port Visit. Cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

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

1977-10-15

GregCiesielski Luce DDG38 19771015 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Luce DDG38 19771015 1 Front.jpg

As DDG-38
Ship's cachet. Serviced by Wolfgang Hechler


 

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

1978-04-21

GregCiesielski Luce DDG38 19780421 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Luce DDG38 19780421 1 Front.jpg

As DDG-38
Official ship's cachet


 

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

1979-01-11

GregCiesielski Luce DDG38 19790111 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Luce DDG38 19790111 1 Front.jpg

As DDG-38
Ship's cachet. Serviced by Wolfgang Hechler


 

Locy Type
2tn+u (USS)

1986-04-14

GregCiesielski Luce DDG38 19860414 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Luce DDG38 19860414 1 Front.jpg

As DDG-38
Listed as Type (n+u), however there are clearly no parenthesis
Ship's cachet. Serviced by Wolfgang Hechler


 

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

1974-03-08

JonBurdett luce dlg7 19740308r pm9.jpg
JonBurdett luce dlg7 19740308.jpg

As DLG-7


 

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

1984-07-28

JonBurdett luce ddg38 19840728r pm9.jpg
JonBurdett luce ddg38 19840728.JPG

As DDG-38


 

Locy Type F

"Tall Ships '82"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-8

1982-06-17

GregCiesielski Luce DDG38 19820617 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Luce DDG38 19820617 1 Front.jpg

As DDG-38
Tall Ships '82, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type F

"Tall Ships '82"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-8

1982-06-17

Bunter Luce DDG 38 19820617 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Luce DDG 38 19820617 1 front.jpg

As DDG-38

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Admiral Stephen Bleecker Luce, USN (March 25 1827 – July 28 1917)

There have been three ships of the US Navy named LUCE.
USS Luce DD-99/DM-4, USS Luce DD-522 and USS Luce DDG-38.

 


 

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