OTTERSTETTER DER 244

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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.

    Edsall Class Destroyer Escort
    Keel Laid November 9 1942 - Launched January 19 1943

  1. USS OTTERSTETTER DE-244
    Commissioned August 6 1943 - Decommissioned September 24 1946
    Converted to Radar Picket Escort Ship (DER) October 1 1951 While in reserve

  2. USS OTTERSTETTER DER-244
    Recommissioned June 6 1952 - Decommissioned June 20 1960

    Struck from Naval Register August 1 1974
    Sunk February 15 1976 as target off Puerto Rico
OTTERSTETTER PATCH.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Otterstetter DER-244 Covers Page 1    (1943-56)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link
To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image

1st Commissioning August 6 1943 to September 21 1946


 

Locy Type
2z

1943-09-01

JonBurdett otterstetter de244 19430901 pm.jpg
JonBurdett otterstetter de244 19430901.jpg

As DE-244


 

Locy Type P

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. O-14

1946-05-24

JohnGermann Otterstetter DE244 194602524 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Otterstetter DE244 194602524 1 Front.jpg

Note:



2nd Commissioning June 6 1952 to June 20 1960


 

Locy Type
FDPS 2

1952-08-01

JonBurdett otterstetter der244 19520801 pm.jpg
JonBurdett otterstetter der244 19520801.JPG

DER-244. First Day Postal Service
 

Locy Type
FDPS 9efu

1952-08-01

JonBurdett otterstetter der244 19520801-1 pm.jpg
JonBurdett otterstetter der244 19520801-1.JPG

DER-244. First Day Postal Service
 

Locy Type 2

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. O-14a

1954-01-20

JonBurdett otterstetter der244 19540120 pm.jpg
JonBurdett otterstetter der244 19540120.jpg

DER-244
 

Locy Type 2

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. O-14b

1955-03-04

JonBurdett otterstetter der244 3455 pm.jpg
JonBurdett otterstetter der244 3455.jpg

DER-244
 

Locy Type
9efu

1955-03-04

JonBurdett otterstetter der244 3455 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett otterstetter der244 3455.jpg

DER-244

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Carl William Otterstetter, USN (January 11 1920 - December 7 1941)
Seaman Otterstetter received a citation for prompt and efficient action and utter disregard of personal danger in the effort to repel the attack on KANEOHE BAY NAS during the Pearl Harbor attack in which he was killed.

 


 

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