McCALL DD 400

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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.

    Gridley Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid March 17 1936 - Launched November 20 1937

  1. USS McCALL DD-400
    Commissioned June 22 1938 - Decommissioned November 30 1945

    Struck from Naval Register January 28 1947
    Sold November 17 1947 and broken up for scrap

 

Naval Covers

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  1. USS McCall DD-400 Covers Page 1    (1937-45)

 

Postmarks

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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
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Postmark Image
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USPO 4-bar

"U.S. Rec.
Ship Branch"

San Francisco, CA

1937-11-20

GregCiesielski McCall DD400 19371120 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski McCall DD400 19371120 1 Postmark.jpg

Launching, cachet by C. Wright Richell and J. P. Clark


 

USPO Machine
Postmark

"Mare Island Station"

Vallejo CA

1938-06-22

GregCiesielski McCall DD400 19380622 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski McCall DD400 19380622 1 Cachet.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by Gordon A. Shaw, sponsored by Lloyd A. Nace



 

Locy Type
FDC 3(A-BBT)

"1-ST-DAY /
COMM"

1938-06-22

JonBurdett mccall dd400 19380622 pm.jpg
JonBurdett mccall dd400 19380622.jpg

First Day in Commission, cachet by Walter Czubay


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BBT)

"NAVY YARD /
MARE ID."

1938-12-25

GregCiesielski McCall DD400 19381225 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski McCall DD400 19381225 1 Front.jpg

Christmas, cachet by Paul Parrish


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BBT)

1941-04-06

GregCiesielski McCall DD400 19410406 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski McCall DD400 19410406 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3z (BTB)

1942

GregCiesielski McCall DD400 1942 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski McCall DD400 1942 1 Front.jpg

Censored sailor's mail


 

Locy Type
FAKE

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-3a

1941-11-20

JonBurdett mccall dd400 19411120 pm.jpg
JonBurdett mccall dd400 19411120.JPG

Hobby Shop fake cancel


 

Locy Type
LDPS 2#

1945-11-28

GregCiesielski McCall DD400 19451128 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski McCall DD400 19451128 1 Front.jpg

Last Day of Postal Service, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson

 

Other Information

USS McCALL received nine battle stars for her World War II service

NAMESAKE - Capt. Edward R. McCall, USN (1790-1 August 1853)
    McCall, born in South Carolina, was appointed midshipman 1 January 1808. Appointed acting lieutenant in brig USS Enterprise 16 October 1811, he took command of his ship during her action with HMS Boxer 5 September 1813, early in which Enterprise’s captain, Lt. William Burrows, was mortally wounded. In acknowledgment of his victory over Boxer, McCall received the thanks of Congress and a gold medal. Promoted to Captain 3 March 1835, he died at his home in Bordentown, N.J., 1853

Two ships of the US Navy have been named in his honor - USS McCall DD-28 and USS McCall DD-400

 


 

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