PICKING DD 685

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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.

    Fletcher Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid November 24 1942 - Launched June 1 1943

  1. USS PICKING DD-685
    Commissioned September 21 1943 - Decommissioned December 20 1945
    Recommissioned January 26 1951 - Decommissioned September 4 1969

    Struck from Naval Register March 1 1975
    Designated as target June 1976
    Sunk February 27 1997
PICKING PATCH.jpg


Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1    (1944-69)

 

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

1st Commissioning September 21 1943 to December 20 1945


 

Locy Type
2z

1944-07-26

JonBurdett picking dd685 19440726 pm.jpg
JonBurdett picking dd685 19440726.jpg

Censored wartime (WWII) use


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-25

1945-11-29

JonBurdett picking dd685 19451129 pm.jpg
JonBurdett picking dd685 19451129.jpg

Note:


2nd Commissioning January 26 1951 to September 6 1969


 

Locy Type
FDPS 2

1951-01-26

GregCiesielski Picking DD685 19510126 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Picking DD685 19510126 1 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service


 

Locy Type
2

1951-03-06

JonBurdett picking dd685 19510306 pm.jpg
JonBurdett picking dd685 19510306.jpeg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2(n) (USS)

1965-10-23

JonBurdett picking dd685 19651023 pm.jpg
JonBurdett picking dd685 19651023.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)

1969-12-18

JonBurdett picking dd685 19691218 pm.jpg
JonBurdett picking dd685 19691218.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9ef(n+u) (USS)

1967-05-03

JonBurdett picking dd685 19670503 pm.jpg
JonBurdett picking dd685 19670503.jpg

Note:

 

Other Information

PICKING received 5 battle stars for her World War II service and one battle star for her Korean War service.

NAMESAKE - Captain Sherwood Picking, USN (February 21 1890 - September 1 1941)

 


 

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