PETTIT DE 253

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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.

    Edsall Class Destroyer Escort
    Keel Laid February 6 1943 - Launched April 28 1943

  1. USS PETTIT DE-253
    Commissioned September 23 1943 - Decommissioned May 6 1946

    Struck from Naval Register August 1 1973
    Sunk as target September 30 1974 off Puerto Rico
Pettit DE253 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. Covers Page 1     (c1944)

 

Postmarks

This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. 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.
 
>>> 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

Date From
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Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


 

Locy Type
2z

c1944-03-11

JonBurdett pettit de253 0311 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pettit de253 0311.jpg

Ship carried only this device. Ship crewed with a US Coast Guard crew.


 

Locy Type
2z

c1944-07-28

GregCiesielski Pettit DE253 19440728 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pettit DE253 19440728 1 Front.jpg

Ship carried only this device. Ship crewed with a US Coast Guard crew. War Ballot postal card.


 

Locy Type
2z

c1944-07-28

GregCiesielski Pettit DE253 19440728 1 Back.jpg
GregCiesielski Pettit DE253 19440728 1 Front.jpg

Ship carried only this device. Ship crewed with a US Coast Guard crew. War Ballot postal card.

 

Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asia-Pacific Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - WWII Victory Medal

NAMESAKE - Robert Lee Pettit USN (November 17 1906 - December 27 1941)
Pettit enlisted in the Navy September 13 1927, and attained the rate of Radioman First Class on February 16 1938. He died in his attacking PBY aircraft at Jolo Harbor, Philippines, December 27 1941, as he remained bravely at his post in the burning, gasoline-flooded radio compartment. For his heroism he received The Navy Cross

 


 

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