PORTER DD 59

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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.

    Tucker (Improved O'Brien) Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid August 24 1914 - Launched August 26 1915

  1. USS PORTER Destroyer No. 59
    Commissioned April 17 1916

  2. USS PORTER DD-59
    Designated (DD) July 17 1920
    Decommissioned June 22 1922
    Loaned to the U.S. Coast Guard June 7 1924

  3. USCGC PORTER CG-7
    Commissioned Feb 20 1925 - Decommissioned June 5 1933
    Returned to U.S. Navy June 30 1933
    Name cancelled for new construction (DD-356) July 1 1933

    Struck from Naval Register July 5 1934
    Sold August 22 1934 and broken up for scrap

 

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 incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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     (DATE RANGE)

 


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.
 
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


 

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Other Information

NAMESAKE - David Porter (1780–1843)
Porter was an officer in the United States Navy and later the commander-in-chief of the Mexican Navy.


 


 

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