RATHBURNE FF 1057

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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.

    Knox Class Destroyer Escort
    Keel Laid January 8 1968 - Launched May 2 1969

  1. USS RATHBURNE DE-1057
    Commissioned May 16 1970

  2. USS RATHBURNE FF-1057
    Reclassified Frigate (FF) June 30 1975
    Decommissioned February 14 1992

    Struck from Naval Register January 11 1995
    Sunk as target July 5 2002 during Exercise RimPac 2002
RATHBURNE DE PATCH.jpg
RATHBURNE FF PATCH.jpg


Naval Covers

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  1. Rathburne Covers Page 1    (1970-90)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Date From
to
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link To
Full Cover Image

Post office established May 16 1970 - Disestablished February 14 1992


 

Locy Type
FDC 2(n) May 16, 1970

1970-05-16

JonBurdett rathburne de1057 19700516-1 pm.jpg
JonBurdett rathburne de1057 19700516-1.jpg

As DE-1057
First Day of Commission


 

Locy Type
2(n) (USS)

1974-04-02

GregCiesielski Rathburne DE1057 19740402 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Rathburne DE1057 19740402 1 Front.jpg

As DE-1057


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS) 1979

1979-09-11

JonBurdett rathburne ff1057 19790911 pm.jpg
JonBurdett rathburne ff1057 19790911.jpg

As FF-1057


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS) 1984

1984-12-07

Bunter Rathburne FF 1057 19841207 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Rathburne FF 1057 19841207 1 front.jpg

As FF-1057


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS) 1987

1990-01-24

JonBurdett rathburne ff1057 19900124 pm.jpg
JonBurdett rathburne ff1057 19900124.jpg

As FF-1057


 

Locy Type
9ef(nu) (USS)

1974-04-02

GregCiesielski Rathburne DE1057 19740402 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Rathburne DE1057 19740402 1 Front.jpg

As DE-1057


 

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

1984-12-07

Bunter Rathburne FF 1057 19841207 1 pm2.jpg
Bunter Rathburne FF 1057 19841207 1 front.jpg

As FF-1057

 

Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon - Joint Meritorious Unit Award - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon - National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 star - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal - Vietnam Service Medal - Humanitarian Service Ribbon - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

NAMESAKE - Lt. John Peck Rathbun (?-1782)
Rathburne was an officer in the Continental Navy and in the United States Navy...An incorrect spelling of the name Rathbun as Rathburne.

 


 

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