MUGFORD DD 389

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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.

    Bagley Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid October 28 1935 - Launched October 31 1936

  1. USS MUGFORD DD 389
    Commissioned August 16 1937 - Decommissioned August 29 1946
    Damaged during Atomic Bomb Test at Bikini Atoll July 1946

    Stricken April 5 1948
    Scuttled March 22 1948 off Kwajalein

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1    (1937-43)

 

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


 

Locy Type
SLO

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. E-1c

USS Eagle No. 19

1935-10-28

Postmark commemorates the Keel Laying of USS Mugford DD-389 and USS Ralph Talbot DD-390


 

Locy Type
3r (A-TBT)

"MUGFORD /
CHRISTENED"

USS CASE
DD 370

1936-10-31

Scatchard Launching Cachet


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-BTT)

"USS MUGFORD /
IN COMM"

USS VINCENNES
CA 44

1937-08-16

ANCS Crew 2 Commissioning Cachet



 

Locy Type
FDPS 3

"NAVY YARD /
BOSTON MASS"

1937-09-13

First Day Postal Service, Add-on cachet by Bruce D. Liddell


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3

"NAVY YARD /
BOSTON MASS"

1937-09-13

First Day Postal Service, Cachet by Lloyd A. Nace


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3

"NAVY YARD /
BOSTON MASS"

1937-09-13

Note:


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3

"NAVY YARD /
BOSTON MASS"

1937-09-13

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-TTB)

"GUAANTAMO /
BAY CUBA"

1938-03-17

Shakedown Cruise, Cachet artist - P.J. (PeeJay) Ickeringill, Cachet sponsor - Frederick Horton


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BBT)

1941-04-29

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BBT)

1941-09-04

Note:


 

Locy Type
3z

1943-05-03

Censored wartime (WWII) use


 

Locy Type 9v

1938-02-20

5th Anniversary of the Old Ironsides Chapter No. 1, USCS


 

Locy Type 9x

1938-02-20

5th Anniversary of the Old Ironsides Chapter No. 1, USCS


 

Locy Type
FAKE

"AT / SEA"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-3

1941-10-31

Hobby Shop FAKE cancel

 

Other Information

MUGFORD earned 7 Battle Stars for her WWII service.
* December 7th 1941 at The Pearl Harbor Navy Yard

NAMESAKE - Named in Honor of James Mugford (1749-76) a captain in the Continental Navy. Captain Mugford commanded the schooner FRANKLIN in the Continental Navy, serving through 1775 in John Manley’s squadron off Boston. He captured the British ship HOPE with a large cargo of military stores and powder, and took his prize into Boston, running under the noses of the British fleet lying in the outer harbor. On may 19 1776, FRANKLIN was attacked while in the company of LADY WASHINGTON...Captain Mugford was killed in the action.


 


 

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