PREBLE DDG 46

From NavalCoverMuseum
Jump to navigation Jump to search


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.

    Farragut Class Guided Missile Destroyer
    Ordered as Destroyer Leader DL-15
    Reclassified Guided Missile Frigate (DLG) 14 November 1956
    Keel Laid 16 December 1957 - Launched 23 May 1959

  1. USS PREBLE DLG-15
    Commissioned 9 May 1960 - Decommissioned 31 January 1969
    Recommissioned 23 May 1970

  2. USS PREBLE DDG-46
    Reclassified Guided Missile Destroyer (DDG) 30 June 1975
    Decommissioned 15 November 1991

    Stricken 20 November 1992
    Sold 15 April 1994 for scrap
    Repossessed 1 October 1996
    Sold 20 March 2002 for scrap, completed 10 February 2003
PREBLE DLG PATCH.jpg
PREBLE DDG PATCH.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 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. USS Preble DLG-15 / DDG-46 Page 1    (1970-1991)

 

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.


 

Postmark Type
---
Killer Bar Text

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

1st Commissioning 9 May 1960 to 31 January 1969


 

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

1962-06-25

GregCiesielski Preble DLG15 19620625 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Preble DLG15 19620625 1 Front.jpg

As DLG-15


 

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

1962-06-25

GregCiesielski Preble DLG15 19620625 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Preble DLG15 19620625 1 Front.jpg

As DLG-15


2nd Commissioning 23 May 1970 to 15 November 1991


 

Locy Type
FDC F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-78

1970-05-23

JohnGermann Preble DLG15 19700523 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Preble DLG15 19700523 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning


 

Locy Type
2(n+) (DLG,USS)

1970-06-10

JonBurdett preble dlg15 19700610 pm.jpg
JonBurdett preble dlg15 19700610.jpg

DLG-15


 

Locy Type
2t(n+)
("USS" at bottom)

1975-02-05

GregCiesielski Preble DLG15 19750205 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Preble DLG15 19750205 1 Front.jpg

DLG-15. Ship's cachet, from the Thad Kaczkowski collection.


 

Locy Type
2-1t(n+u) (DDG,USS)

1976-04-21

GregCiesielski Preble DDG46 19760421 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Preble DDG46 19760421 1 Front.jpg

DDG-46. Ship's cachet, serviced by Wolfgang Hechler


 

Locy Type
2-1t(n+u) (DDG,USS)

1979-12-07

GregCiesielski Preble DDG46 19791207 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Preble DDG46 19791207 1 Front.jpg

DDG-46. Ship's cachet, serviced by Wolfgang Hechler


 

Locy Type
2-1t(n+u) (DDG,USS)

1987-08-07

JonBurdett preble ddg46 19870807 pm.jpg
JonBurdett preble ddg46 19870807.jpg

DDG-46. Ship's cachet.


 

Locy Type
2-1t(n+u) (DDG,USS)

1989-07-04

GregCiesielski Preble DDG46 19890704 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Preble DDG46 19890704 1 Front.jpg

DDG-46. Ship's cachet, serviced by Wolfgang Hechler


 

Locy Type
9-1t(n+u) (USS)

1979-12-07

GregCiesielski Preble DDG46 19791207 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Preble DDG46 19791207 1 Front.jpg

DDG-46. Ship's cachet, serviced by Wolfgang Hechler


 

Locy Type
LDC 2-1t(n+u)

1991-11-15

GregCiesielski Preble DDG46 19911115 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Preble DDG46 19911115 1 Front.jpg

DDG-46. Last Day of Commissioning. Cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson, addressed to Wolfgang Hechler

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Commodore Edward Preble, USN (August 15 1761 - August 25 1807).
Edward Preble was born at Falmouth, Eastern Massachusetts, now Portland, Maine, 15 August 1761. In 1779 he was appointed to the Massachusetts State Marine, becoming an officer in the 26 gun ship Protector. Becoming a British prisoner, when that ship was captured in 1781, he was held for a time in prison ship New Jersey. On his release, he served in Winthrop and led a boarding party to capture a British brig at Castine and worked it out to sea despite heavy shore fire. Fifteen years of merchant service followed his Revolutionary War service and in April 1798 he was appointed 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. In January 1799 he assumed command of the 14 gun brig Pickering and took her to the West Indies to Protect American commerce. Commissioned Captain 7 June 1799, he took command of Essex in December and sailed in January 1800 for the Pacific to provide similar protective services for Americans engaged in the East Indies trade. Given command of the 3rd Squadron, with USF Constitution as his flagship, in 1803 he sailed for the Barbary coast and by October had promoted a treaty with Morocco and established a blockade off Tripoli. Relieved in September 1804, Commodore Preble returned to the United States in February 1805 and became engaged in shipbuilding activities at Portland, Maine, where he died 25 August 1807.

Six ships of the US Navy have been named PREBLE - USS Preble (1813 sloop-of-war), USS Preble (1839 sloop), USS Preble DD-12, USS Preble DD-345, USS Preble DLG-15/DDG-46 and USS Preble DDG-88.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Ralph E. Wilson.

 


 

If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.

 


Copyright 2022 Naval Cover Museum