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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.

    Gleaves Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid May 7 1942 - Launched September 15 1942

  1. USS MADDOX DD-622
    Commissioned October 31 1942
    SUNK by German aircraft off Gela Sicily July 10 1943


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    (1943)



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


USPO Machine Cancel

Kearny NJ





Locy Type




Other Information

NAMESAKE - Captain William A. T. Maddox, USMC (1814 - January 1 1889).
Born in Charles County, Maryland, in 1814, Maddox commanded a volunteer company in the Creek and Seminole Wars in 1836, and was appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps on October 14 1837. Serving in the Mexican-American War, he was breveted captain for “gallant and meritorious conduct” as Military Commandant of the Middle District of California during a Mexican uprising at Monterey and during the Battle of Santa Clara, California, January 3 1847.
Three ships of the US Navy have been named in his honor; USS Maddox DD-168, USS Maddox DD-622 and USS Maddox DD-731.



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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