PERRY DMS 17

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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.

    Clemson Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid 15 September 1920 - Launched 29 October 1921

  1. USS PERRY DD-340
    Commissioned 7 August 1922 - Decommissioned 17 January 1923
    Recommissioned 1 April 1930 - Decommissioned 30 September 1934
    Recommissioned 1 April 1935

  2. USS PERRY DMS-17
    Converted to High Speed Minesweeper (DMS) 19 November 1940
    SUNK by Mine 13 September 1944 off Palau

 

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Perry DD-340 Covers Page 1    (1933-1935)
  2. USS Perry DD-340 Covers Page 2    (1936-1939)
  3. USS Perry DD-340 Covers Page 3    (1940-1944)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link
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Postmark Image
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Cover Image




2nd Commissioning 1 April 1930 to 30 September 1934


 

Locy Type
3s (A)

1933-06-06

JonBurdett perry dd340 19330606 pm.jpg
JonBurdett perry dd340 19330606.jpg

DD-340


 

Locy Type
3s (A)

"FLEET /
REVIEW"

1934-05-31

GregCiesielski Perry DD340 19340531 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Perry DD340 19340531 1 Front.jpg

As DD-340


 

Locy Type
3as (A)

"BIRTHDAY /
GREETINGS"

1934-11-12

JonBurdett perry dd340 19341112 pm.jpg
JonBurdett perry dd340 19341112.jpg

DD-340. Used between 2nd and 3rd commissionings...Ship de-commissioned 1934-09-30 - 1935-04-01
Cachet by C. Wright Richell, sponsored by the Oliver Hazard Perry Chapter No. 5, USCS


 

Locy Type
3as (A)

1934-09-10

Bunter Perry DMS 17 19340910 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Perry DMS 17 19340910 1 front.jpg

DD-340. Cachet drawn and sponsored by C. Wright Richell



3rd Commissioning 1 April 1935 to 13 September 1944


 

Locy Type
3r (AC-BBB)

"PEARL HARBOR /
T.H."

1935-05-15

GregCiesielski Perry DD340 19350515 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Perry DD340 19350515 1 Front.jpg

DD-340. Port Visit, cachet by Aloha Crew No. 12, ANCS


 

Locy Type
3r (AC-BBB)

"VANCOUVER /
B.C."

1935-07-10

GregCiesielski Perry DD340 19350710 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Perry DD340 19350710 1 Front.jpg

DD-340. Port Visit, cachet by Capt Vancouver Chapter No. 30, USCS


 

Locy Type
3r (AC-BBB)

"HERO OF /
LAKE ERIE"

1936-09-10

JonBurdett perry dd340 19360910 pm.jpg
JonBurdett perry dd340 19360910.jpg

DD-340. Fred Wayman cachet


 

Locy Type
3r (AC-BBB)

1935-07-10

Bunter Perry DMS 17 19350710 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Perry DMS 17 19350710 1 front.jpg

DD-340


 

Locy Type
3r (A-BBT)

"SAN DIEGO /
CALIFORNIA"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-18b

1940-03-17

GregCiesielski Perry DD340 19400317 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Perry DD340 19400317 1 Front.jpg

DD-340. St. Patrick's Day


 

Locy Type
3r (A-BBT)

"PEARLHARBOR /
TH"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-18b

1940-12-03

JonBurdett perry dms17 12340 back.jpg
JonBurdett perry dms17 12340.jpg

DMS-17


 

Locy Type
3r (A-BBT)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-18b

1941-04-24

Bunter Perry DMS 17 19410424 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Perry DMS 17 19410424 1 front.jpg

DMS-17


 

Locy Type
3r (A-BBT)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-18c

1941-07-17

JonBurdett perry dms17 19410717 pm.jpg
JonBurdett perry dms17 19410717.jpg

DMS-17


 

Locy Type 3z

1943-03-15

JohnGermann Perry DMS17 19430315 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Perry DMS17 19430315 1 Front.jpg

Note:.


 

Locy Type 9v

1938-05-01

JonBurdett perry dd340 19380501 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett perry dd340 19380501.jpg

DD-340. From back of cover


 

Locy Type 9v

1938-05-01

Bunter Perry DMS 17 19380501 1 pm2.jpg
Bunter Perry DMS 17 19380501 1 back.jpg

DD-340. Cachet is thermographed.


 

Locy Type P
"COM/ DIV /11"
(dial text)

Killer from a
Type 3
"LAT.00-00 /
LONG.81-02"

Dial from a
Type 3 with date

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-18

1936-05-20

GregCiesielski Perry DD340 19360520 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Perry DD340 19360520 1 Front.jpg

DD-340. This postmark is comprised of three separate pieces.


 

Locy Type F

"160TH / ANNIVERSARY"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-18a

1936-07-04

JonBurdett perry dd340 19360704 pmf.jpg
JonBurdett perry dd340 19360704.jpg

DD-340. Independence Day, Add-on cachet by Bruce D. Liddell


 

Locy Type
SLO

"MAY DAY"

1938-05-01

JonBurdett perry dd340 19380501pmsl.jpg
JonBurdett perry dd340 19380501.jpg

DD-340


 

Locy Type
FAKE

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-3

1941-10-29

JonBurdett perry dms17 19411029 pm.jpg
JonBurdett perry dms17 19411029.jpg

Cachet and Cancel by Sibley's Department Store (Hobby Shop)


 

Locy Type
SLPs (46x5) with T-3 killer bars

"LAT. 00-00 / LONG. 81-03"

1936-05-20

JonBurdett perry dd340 19360520-1 pm.jpg
JonBurdett perry dd340 19360520-1.jpg

According to The USCS Catalog of United States Naval Postmarks 1997 Edition...
"In 1936-38 the mail clerk used the bars of a T-3 cancel with a straight line name (46x5) in various configurations on covers"

 

Other Information

USS PERRY earned 6 Battle Stars for her World War II service

USS PERRY DMS-17 was at Pearl Harbor December 7 1941

NAMESAKE - Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, USN (23 August 1785 – 23 August 1819)
         Perry was an American naval commander, born in South Kingstown, RI. As the most well-known and prominent member of The Perry Family naval dynasty, he was the son of Sarah Wallace Alexander and United States Navy Captain Christopher Raymond Perry, and older brother of Commodore Matthew C. Perry.
        Perry served in the West Indies during the Quasi War of 1798–1800 against France, in the Mediterranean during the Barbary Wars of 1801–1815, and in the Caribbean fighting piracy and the slave trade, but is most noted for his heroic role in the War of 1812 during the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie. During the war against Britain, Perry supervised the building of a fleet at Erie, PA. He earned the title "Hero of Lake Erie" for leading American forces in a decisive naval victory at the Battle of Lake Erie, receiving a Congressional Gold Medal and the Thanks of Congress. His leadership materially aided the successful outcomes of all nine Lake Erie military campaign victories, and the victory was a turning point in the battle for the west in the war. He is remembered for the words on his battle flag, "Don't Give Up the Ship", which was a tribute to the dying command of his colleague Captain James Lawrence of USS Chesapeake. He is also known for his message to General William Henry Harrison which reads in part, "We have met the enemy and they are ours"

Six ships of the US Navy have been named in his honor - USS Perry (1843 Sailing Brig), USS Commodore Perry (1859 Side Wheel Ferry), USS Perry DD-11, USS Perry DD-340, USS Perry DD-844,
and USS Oliver Hazard Perry FFG-7.

The USS Oliver Hazard Perry FFG-7 was the first ship of the "Oliver Hazard Perry Frigate Class" in which 51 ships were built.

One WWII Liberty Ship was named in his honor - SS Oliver Hazard Perry.

Two Revenue Cutters were named in his honor - USRC Commodore Perry (1865 Revenue Cutter) and USRC Commodore Perry (1884 Revenue Cutter).

The ships sponsor was Miss Anne R. Seudder

 


 

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