PRESTON DD 327

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.

    Clemson Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid 19 July 1919 - Launched 7 August 1920

  1. USS PRESTON DD-327
    Commissioned 21 April 1921 - Decommissioned 1 May 1930

    Struck from Naval Register 6 November 1931
    Sold 1932 and broken up for scrap
Preston DD327 Crest.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 Preston DD-327 Covers Page 1    (1927-1929)

 

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


 

Locy Type 3r

1927-01-31

GregCiesielski Preston DD327 19270131 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Preston DD327 19270131 1 Front.jpg

Additional USPO postmark from Portsmouth VA, same date.


 

Locy Type 3s

"GUANTANAMO /
BAY CUBA"

1927-03-04

JonBurdett preston dd327 19270304 pm.jpg
JonBurdett preston dd327 19270304.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 5s

1929-09-23

GregCiesielski Preston DD327 19290923 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Preston DD327 19290923 1 Front.jpg

From the Jim Myerson collection.


 

Locy Type SL

1926-02-10

GregCiesielski Preston DD327 19260210 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Preston DD327 19260210 1 Front.jpg

An example of the ships straight-line marking. From the Jim Myerson collection.

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Samuel W. Preston (6 April 1840 - 13 January 1865)
Preston was appointed Midshipman from the state of Illinois October 4 1858. Graduating first in his class, May 9 1861, he was appointed Acting Master, October 4 1861 and Lieutenant August 1 1862. From 1861 to 1863 he served on various vessels attached to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Captured by Confederate forces during an attack on Fort Sumter September 8 1863, he was taken to Libby Prison and exchanged in the fall of 1864. Ordered to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron as Flag-Lieutenant to Rear Admiral D. D. Porter, he participated in the attacks on Fort Fisher December 24–25 1864 and January 13 1865. He was killed while leading his men against the fort on the latter date

 


 

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 2021 Naval Cover Museum