PINCKNEY DDG 91

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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.

    Arleigh Burke Class (Flight IIa) Guided Missile Destroyer
    Keel Laid 16 July 2001 - Launched and Christened 29 June 2002

  1. USS PINCKNEY DDG 91
    Commissioned 29 May 2004
GregCiesielski Pinckney DDG91 20020629 1 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Pinckney DDG-91 Covers Page 1    (2002-2019)

 

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

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


 

Locy Type
FDC 2-2(n+)
(USS,FPO AP
96675-1306)

2004-05-29

GregCiesielski Pinckney DDG91 20040529 5 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pinckney DDG91 20040529 5 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cover serviced by Wolfgang Hechler


 

Locy Type
FDC 9-2(n+)
(USS,FPO AP
96675-1306)

2004-05-29

GregCiesielski Pinckney DDG91 20040529 6 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pinckney DDG91 20040529 5 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cover serviced by Wolfgang Hechler


 

Locy Type
11-2n+
(USS,FPO AP 96675)

2017-09-09

GregCiesielski Pinckney DDG91 20170909 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pinckney DDG91 20170909 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by Thad Kaczkowski.


 

Locy Type
11-2(n+)
(USS,FPO AP
96675-1306)

2011-12-11

GregCiesielski Pinckney DDG91 20111211 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pinckney DDG91 20111211 1 Front.jpg

Official Ships cachet, FREE Mail, received and contributed by Elgin Sink.


 

Locy Type
11-2a(n+)
(USS,FPO AP
96675-1306)

2011-12-11

GregCiesielski Pinckney DDG91 20111211 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pinckney DDG91 20111211 1 Back.jpg

Backside of the cover along with a "Return To Sender" marking, received and contributed by Elgin Sink.


 

Locy Type
12-2(n+)
(USS,FPO AP
96675-1306)

2006-04-07

GregCiesielski Pinckney DDG91 20060327 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pinckney DDG91 20060327 1 Front.jpg

Official Ships cachet, serviced by Rich Hoffner.


 

Locy Type
12-2cn+
(USS,FPO AP 96675)

2019-11-24

GregCiesielski Pinckney DDG91 20191124 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pinckney DDG91 20191124 1 Back.jpg

Cachet by Richard F. Hoffner. This is the back of the cover, the front can be seen on the Naval Covers page.


 

Locy Type
13-2(n+)
(USS,FPO AP
96675-1306)

2006-03-27

GregCiesielski Pinckney DDG91 20060327 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pinckney DDG91 20060327 1 Front.jpg

Official Ships cachet, serviced by Rich Hoffner.



USPS Pictorial Postmarks


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Commissioning
Day Station"

Port Hueneme, CA

2004-05-29

GregCiesielski Pinckney DDG91 20040529 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pinckney DDG91 20040529 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Cook First Class William Pinckney, USN (27 April 1915 - 21 July 1976).
Pinckney received the Navy Cross for his courageous rescue of a fellow crew member onboard the USS Enterprise CV-6 during the Battle of Santa Cruz (25–27 October 1942).
When an explosion killed four of the six men at his battle station in an ammunition handling room, Pinckney and the other surviving sailor, Third Class Gunner's Mate Jim Bagwell, attempted to exit through a hatch to the hangar deck above. When the other man grasped the scorching hatch, he fell back unconscious. Despite the suffocating smoke, flames, and gasoline fumes surrounding him, Pinckney carried the sailor to safety. For his selfless heroism, Pinckney was awarded the Navy Cross. Pinckney also received the Purple Heart for wounds received during the battle.

The ships sponsor is Henrietta Middleton Pinckney, wife of Cook 1/c William Pinckney.

There have been two ships in the US Navy to bear the name PINCKNEY - USS Pinckney (Brigatine 1798) and USS Pinckney DDG-91.
DDG-91 is the only one to be named after Cook 1/c William Pinckney.

 


 

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