PIEDMONT AD 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.

    Dixie Class Destroyer Tender
    Keel Laid December 1 1941 - Launched December 7 1942

  1. USS PIEDMONT AD-17
    Commissioned January 5 1944 - Decommissioned September 30 1982

    Struck from Naval Register August 6 1987

  2. TCG DERYA A-576 (Turkish Naval Service)
    Loaned to Turkey October 18 1982 and renamed
    Sold to Turkey August 6 1987

    Deleted from the Turkish Navy 1994
    Broken up for scrap 1995
PIEDMONT PATCH.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1    (1945-81)

 

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


 

Locy Type
2 1950

1950-06-05

JonBurdett piedmont ad17 19500605r pm.jpg
JonBurdett piedmont ad17 19500605.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2 1951

1952-07-04

GregCiesielski Piedmont AD17 19520704 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Piedmont AD17 19520704 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2 1953

1953-05-22

JonBurdett piedmont ad17 19530522 pm.jpg
JonBurdett piedmont ad17 19530522.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1948-10-02

GregCiesielski Piedmont AD17 19481002 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Piedmont AD17 19481002 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2r 1952

1952-10-22

GregCiesielski Piedmont AD17 19521022 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Piedmont AD17 19521022 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2r 1954

1955-02-18

JonBurdett piedmont ad17 19550218 pm.jpg
JonBurdett piedmont ad17 19550218.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2tn+u

1965-03-08

JonBurdett piedmont ad17 19650308 pm.jpg
JonBurdett piedmont ad17 19650308.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u)

1968-02-02

JonBurdett piedmont ad17 19680202 pm.jpg
JonBurdett piedmont ad17 19680202.jpg

Note:


 

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

1974-01-05

GregCiesielski Piedmont AD17 19740105 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Piedmont AD17 19740105 1 Front.jpg

30th Anniversary, cachet by Richard F. Hoffner, sponsored by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

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

1980-02-13

GregCiesielski Piedmont AD17 19800213 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Piedmont AD17 19800213 1 Front.jpg

Sailor's mail.


 

Locy Type
2z

1945-04-06

JonBurdett piedmont ad17 19450406r pm.jpg
JonBurdett piedmont ad17 19450406.jpg

Censored wartime (WWII) use


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS)

1979-01-30

GregCiesielski Piedmont AD17 19790130 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Piedmont AD17 19790130 1 Front.jpg

Sailor's mail


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (D2,USS)

1981-12-07
to
1981-12-08

JonBurdett piedmont ad17 19811207 pm.jpg
JonBurdett piedmont ad17 19811207.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
7t (USS)

1955-09-12

GregCiesielski Piedmont AD17 19550912 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Piedmont AD17 19550912 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
7ditn+u
("POW/MIA")

1971-10-22

GregCiesielski Piedmont AD17 19711022 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Piedmont AD17 19711022 1 Front.jpg

Courtesy of the Richard F. Hoffner collection.


 

Locy Type
9efu 1945

1948-04-20

JonBurdett piedmont ad17 19480420r pm9.jpg
JonBurdett piedmont ad17 19480420.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type Fz

"TOKYO /
BAY /
JAPAN"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-26

1946-02-23

GregCiesielski Piedmont AD17 19460223 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Piedmont AD17 19460223 1 Front.jpg

Official Business


 

Locy Type P

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-26a

1946-03-27

JonBurdett piedmont ad17 19460327 pm.jpg
JonBurdett piedmont ad17 19460327.jpg

Tokyo Bay strike


 

Locy Type P

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-26b

1946-09-15

GregCiesielski Piedmont AD17 19460915 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Piedmont AD17 19460915 Front.jpg

Note:

 

Other Information

USS PIEDMONT AD-17 was at Tokyo Bay September 2 1945 for the Japanese surrender

USS PIEDMONT earned the Navy Battle "E" Ribbon, the China Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp), the National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), the Korean Service Medal (with 4 Battle stars), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2 awards), the Vietnam Service Medal (with 1 Campaign star), the United Nations Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named for a region which lies just east of the Appalachian Mountains in Pennsylvania, Virginia and the Carolinas

 


 

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