PARKER DD 604

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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.

    Benson Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid June 9 1941 - Launched May 12 1942

  1. USS PARKER DD-604
    Commissioned August 31 1942 - Decommissioned January 31 1947

    Struck from Naval Register July 1 1971
    Sold May 25 1973 to Luria Brothers, Philadelphia for scrap

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1     (1944-45)

 

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
2z

1944

JonBurdett parker dd604 1944 pm.jpg
JonBurdett parker dd604 1944.jpg

Censored wartime (WWII) use


 

Locy Type
9efu

1944-11-26
to
1944-12-11

JonBurdett parker dd604 19441126 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett parker dd604 19441126.jpg

Mark from back of cover

 

Other Information

PARKER received four battle stars for World War II service

NAMESAKE - Foxhall Alexander Parker (August 5 1821 - June 10 1879)
Parker was appointed Midshipman March 11 1837. During the Civil War he cooperated with the Army of the Potomac, protecting Alexandria, Va., after the Battle of Bull Run. In addition to being in active service off Charleston, S.C., he commanded a naval battery at the bombardment of Fort Sumter, and was also in command of the Potomac Flotilla. In 1872, as Commodore and Chief of Staff of the North Atlantic Fleet, he drew up a code of signals for steam tactics. He was author of Fleet Tactics Under Steam, The Naval Howitzer Afloat, and other valuable works. He commanded the Boston Navy Yard from October 2 1877 to June 26 1878. He became Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy in 1878 and was one of the founders of the United States Naval Institute. He died June 10 1879 at Annapolis, Md.

 


 

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