PERKINS DD 877

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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.

    Gearing Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid June 19 1944 - Launched December 7 1944

  1. USS PERKINS DD-877
    Commissioned April 4 1945

  2. USS PERKINS DDR-877
    Designated Radar Picket Destroyer (DDR) March 18 1949

  3. USS PERKINS DD-877
    Reverted to Destroyer (DD) September 30 1962
    Decommissioned January 15 1973

    Struck from Naval Register January 15 1973

  4. COMODORO PY D-27 (Argentine Naval Service)
    Sold to Argentina January 15 1973 and renamed

    Stricken and scrapped 1984
PERKINS DD877 PATCH.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. Perkins Covers Page 1    (1945-70)

 

Postmarks

This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

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.
 
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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

1st Post Office Period April 5 1945 to December 30 1948


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1948-09-14

GregCiesielski Perkins DD877 19480914 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Perkins DD877 19480914 1 Front.jpg

As DD-877


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-17

1945-09-02

JonBurdett perkins dd877 19450902 pm.jpg
JonBurdett perkins dd877 19450902.JPG

As DD-877


2nd Post Office Period August 6 1951 to 1971


 

Locy Type
2(n+) (DD,USS)

1969-01-01
to
1969-02-01

JonBurdett perkins dd877 19690101 pm.jpg
JonBurdett perkins dd877 19690101.jpg

As DD-877


 

Locy Type
2r

1951-09-19

GregCiesielski Perkins DDR877 19510919 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Perkins DDR877 19510919 1 Front.jpg

As DDR-877


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u) (DDR)

1959-03-31
to
1959-04-06

JonBurdett perkins ddr877 19590331 pm.jpg
JonBurdett perkins ddr877 19590331.jpg

As DDR-877
USCS Postmark Catalog lists as Type 2t(nu)...Hyphen clearly visible


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u) (DD,USS)

1970-07-07

JonBurdett perkins dd877 19700707 pm.jpg
JonBurdett perkins dd877 19700707.jpg

As DD-877


 

Locy Type
9fu

1959-03-31
to
1959-04-06

JonBurdett perkins ddr877 19590331 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett perkins ddr877 19590331.jpg

As DDR-877


 

Locy Type P
[2(n) with "R" removed]

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-17a

1964-12-15

JonBurdett perkins dd877 19641215 pm.jpg
JonBurdett perkins dd877 19641215.jpg

As DD-877


 

Locy Type P
[9ef(n+u) with "R" removed

1969-01-01
to
1969-02-01

JonBurdett perkins dd877 19690101 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett perkins dd877 19690101.jpg

As DD-877

 

Other Information

PERKINS DD-877 was at Tokyo Bay September 2 1945 for the Japanese surrender

PERKINS earned 3 battle stars for service in Korea

NAMESAKE - Commodore George Hamilton Perkins (1836-99)
Perkins was an officer in the United States Navy during the American Civil War

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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