O BRIEN DD 975

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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.

    Spruance Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid 9 May 1975 - Launched 8 July 1976
    Christened 17 July 1976

  1. USS O'BRIEN DD 975
    Commissioned 3 December 1977 - Decommissioned 24 September 2004

    Sunk as target 9 February 2006 off Hawaii
OBRIEN 975 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS O'Brien DD-975 Covers Page 1    (1976-97)

 

Postmarks

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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
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link
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Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Full Cover Image


 

Locy Type
FDC 2(n+)

1977-12-03

GregCiesielski OBrien DD975 19771203 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski OBrien DD975 19771203 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by the USS San Diego Chapter No. 27, USCS


 

Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)

1978-03-09

GregCiesielski OBrien DD975 19780309r 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski OBrien DD975 19780309 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS) 1979

1988-11-09

JonBurdett obrien dd975 19881109r pm.jpg
JonBurdett obrien dd975 19881109.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2-1n+ (USS)

1987-06-04

JonBurdett obrien dd975 19870604 pm.jpg
JonBurdett obrien dd975 19870604.JPG

Note:


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS) 1989

1997-12-03

GregCiesielski OBrien DD975 19971203r 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski OBrien DD975 19971203 1 Front.jpg

20th Anniversary, cachet by Roger A. Wentworth


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+)
(USS)

2003-03-08

GregCiesielski OBrien DD975 20030308 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski OBrien DD975 20030308 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet, from the Thad Kaczkowski collection.


 

Locy Type
9-1(n+u)

1988-11-09

JonBurdett obrien dd975 19881109r pm9.jpg
JonBurdett obrien dd975 19881109.jpg

Note:


 

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

2004-02-18

GregCiesielski OBrien DD975 20040218 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski OBrien DD975 20040218 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet, from the Thad Kaczkowski collection.


 

Locy Type
11-1(n+)
(USS)

2001-11-16

GregCiesielski OBrien DD975 20011116 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski OBrien DD975 20011116 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet, from the Thad Kaczkowski collection.


 

Locy Type
11-3n+ (USN,
FPO AP 96674-1213)
(Missing USS)

2004-02-18

GregCiesielski OBrien DD975 20040218 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski OBrien DD975 20040218 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet, from the Thad Kaczkowski collection.


 

Locy Type
12-3cn+ (USN,
USS, FPO AP 96674-1213)

2003-03-08

GregCiesielski OBrien DD975 20030308 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski OBrien DD975 20030308 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet, from the Thad Kaczkowski collection.


 

Locy Type
LDC 11-3n+ (USN,
FPO AP 96674-1213)
(Missing USS)

2004-09-24

GregCiesielski OBrien DD975 20040924 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski OBrien DD975 20040924 1 Front.jpg

Decommissioned, cacheted, from the Thad Kaczkowski collection.



USPS Pictorial Postmarks


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Decommissioning
Station"

San Diego CA

2004-09-24

GregCiesielski OBrien DD975 20040924 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski OBrien DD975 20040924 2 Front.jpg

Decommissioned, Ships cachet, from the Thad Kaczkowski collection.

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Captain Jeremiah O'Brien USN and his five brothers: Gideon, John, William, Dennis and Joseph.
The O'Briens were crew members on board the sloop UNITY, which captured HMS MARGARETTA at the entrance to Machias Harbor on June 12 1775 during The American Revolution.

There have been five ships of the US Navy that have borne the name O'BRIEN - USS O’Brien TB-30, USS O’Brien DD-51, USS O’Brien DD-415, USS O’Brien DD-725
and USS O’Brien DD-975.

There was also a World War II Liberty Ship named "SS Jeremiah O’Brien".

 


 

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