PERKINS DD 377

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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.

    Mahan Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid 15 August 1934 - Launched 31 December 1935

  1. USS PERKINS DD-377
    Commissioned 18 September 1936
    SUNK after collision with the Australian troop ship HMAS Duntroon 29 November 1943 off Cape Vogel New Guinea
    9 of her crew were lost with the ship and remain on duty
Perkins DD377 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Perkins DD-377 Covers Page 1    (1935-37)

 

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


 

Locy Type
FDC 3 (AC-BTB)

"FIRST DAY IN /
COMMISSION"

1936-09-18

GregCiesielski Perkins DD377 19360918 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Perkins DD377 19360918 1 Front.jpg

First Day in Commission. R/S on back from C. E. Pierson


 

Locy Type
FDC 3 (AC-BTB)

"FIRST DAY /
POSTAL SER."

1936-09-18

GregCiesielski Perkins DD377 19360918 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Perkins DD377 19360918 1 Front.jpg

First Day in Commission. R/S on back from C. E. Pierson


 

Locy Type
FDC 9v

1936-09-18

JonBurdett perkins dd377 19360918-3 pm.jpg
JonBurdett perkins dd377 19360918-3.jpg

First Day in Commission


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-BTB)

"BREMERTON /
WASHINGTON"

1936-12-25

GregCiesielski Perkins DD377 19361225 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Perkins DD377 19361225 1 Front.jpg

Christmas. Cachet by Karl E. Parshall, sponsored by Harry E. Whitlatch


 

Locy Type 3z

1943-04-29

JohnGermann Perkins DD377 19430429 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Perkins DD377 194304293 1 Front.jpg

Note:.


 

Locy Type 9v

1936-12-05

GregCiesielski Perkins DD377 19361205 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Perkins DD377 19361205 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 9x

1936-12-05

JonBurdett perkins dd377 1205 pm.jpg
JonBurdett perkins dd377 1205.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type F

"TWIN LAUNCHING /
P.S.N.Y.,BREMERTON,
WASH."

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. C-92

1935-12-31

Bunter Arizona BB 39 19351231 2 pm.jpg
Bunter Arizona BB 39 19351231 2 Front.jpg

Cover postmarked from USS ARIZONA BB-39, Locy Type 3 (AC-TTB), dated December 31 1935.
Cover commemorates the LAUNCHING of USS CUSHING DD-376 and USS PERKINS DD-377.

 

USS PERKINS earned the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 4 Battle Stars for her WWII service.

NAMESAKE - Commodore George Hamilton Perkins USN (October 20 1835 - October 28 1899)
Perkins was appointed Midshipman in 1851, he served the Navy to 1899. He fought with Farragut at Forts Jackson and Saint Philip, at the capture of Governor Moore and three ships of the Montgomery Flotilla, and at the surrender of New Orleans in April 1862. He also fought at Port Hudson and Whitehall’s River in July 1862, at the captures of Mary Sorley and Tennessee, the Battle of Mobile Bay, and at Forts Powell, Gaines, and Morgan in August 1864. Following peacetime naval service, he died at Boston, Mass., October 28 1899.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Isabelle Anderson, daughter of Commodore George Hamilton Perkins.

Three ships of the US Navy have been named in his honor - USS Perkins DD-26, USS Perkins DD-377, and USS Perkins DD-877.

 


 

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