PUTNAM DD 757

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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.

    Allen M. Sumner Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid July 11 1943 - Launched March 26 1944

  1. USS PUTNAM DD-757
    Commissioned October 12 1944 - Decommissioned March 4 1950
    Recommissioned October 23 1950 - Decommissioned August 6 1973

    Struck from Naval Register August 6 1973
    Sold June 24 1974 and broken up for scrap
Putnam DD757 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Putnam DD-757 Covers Page 1    (1945-65)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

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

1st Commissioning October 12 1944 to March 4 1950


 

Locy Type
2tnu

1948-11-10

JonBurdett putnam dd757 19481110 pm.jpg
JonBurdett putnam dd757 19481110.JPG

Cachet by Emil W. Bilka


 

Locy Type
3z

1946-04-05

JonBurdett putnam dd757 19460405 pm.jpg
JonBurdett putnam dd757 19460405.jpeg

Official Business


 

Locy Type
9efu

1946-03-04

JonBurdett putnam dd757 19460304 pm.jpg
JonBurdett putnam dd757 19460304.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-53

1946-07-04

JonBurdett putnam 19460704 pm.jpg
JonBurdett putnam 19460704.jpg

Add-on cachet by Michael F. Hebert (Mh Cachets)


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-53a

1946-06-24

GregCiesielski Putnam DD757 19460624 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Putnam DD757 19460624 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-53b

1945-09-18

JonBurdett putnam dd757 19450918 pm.jpg
JonBurdett putnam dd757 19450918.jpg

Tokyo Bay


 

Locy Type P

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-53c

1946-06-03

JonBurdett putnam dd757 19460603 pm.jpg
JonBurdett putnam dd757 19460603.jpg

Add-on cachet by Michael F. Hebert (Mh Cachets)


 

Locy Type
LDPS 2tnu

1950-01-06

JonBurdett putnam dd757 19500106 pm.jpg
JonBurdett putnam dd757 19500106.jpg

Last Day Postal Service, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson



2nd Commissioning October 23 1950 to August 6 1973


 

Locy Type
2

1951-01-22

GregCiesielski Putnam DD757 19510122 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Putnam DD757 19510122 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2(n+)

1966-09-07

JonBurdett putnam dd757 19660907 pm.jpg
JonBurdett putnam dd757 19660907.jpg

Note:


 

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

1964-07-18

JonBurdett putnam dd757 19640718 pm.jpg
JonBurdett putnam dd757 19640718.jpg

Welcome to Norfolk, USS Hoist ARS-40, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type
9efu

1955-05-09

JonBurdett putnam dd757 19550509 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett putnam dd757 19550509.JPG

Cachet by George V. Sadworth

 

Other Information

USS PUTNAM received 3 battle stars for her World War II service.

NAMESAKE - Charles Flint Putnam (December 1 1854 - January 1882)
Putnam entered the Naval Academy at the age of 14. Upon his request at graduation in 1873, he was ordered to the Far East in KEARSARGE, serving in that vessel with the Asiatic Squadron until 1875. Master Putnam was stationed at San Francisco in 1876 and was attached to Schoolship JAMESTOWN in 1877–78. In 1879 he joined the Coast Survey Steamer HASSLER in the North Pacific. Putnam volunteered in 1881 for service in RODGERS, fitted out to search for JEANETTE, which had been lost in the Arctic on an expedition to reach the North Pole. When RODGERS burned at St. Lawrence Bay, Siberia, November 30 1881, Putnam took supplies to the survivors on dog sledges. On his return to his depot at Cape Serdze, he missed his way in a blinding snow storm January 10 1882, drifted out to sea on an ice-floe and was never heard from again.

Two ships of the US Navy haved honored PUTNAM - USS Putnam DD-287 and USS Putnam DD-757.

 


 

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