ROBERT A OWENS DD 827

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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.

    Gearing Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid 29 October 1945
    Launched 15 July 1946 as DD 827
    Redesignated Hunter Killer Destroyer (DDK) 28 January 1948

  1. USS ROBERT A. OWENS DDK-827
    Commissioned 5 November 1949

  2. USS ROBERT A. OWENS DDE-827
    Redesignated Escort Destroyer (DDE) 4 March 1950

  3. USS ROBERT A. OWENS DD 827
    Reverted to Destroyer (DD) 7 August 1962
    Decommissioned 22 February 1982

    Stricken 6 August 1987

  4. TCG ALCITEPE D346
    Sold to Turkey 22 February 1982 and renamed
    Removed from service 1998
ROBERT A OWENS DDE PATCH.jpg
RobertAOwens DD827 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Robert A. Owens DDK-827 / DDE-827 / DD-827 Covers Page 1    (1949-1968)

 

Postmarks

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Locy Type
FDC F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. R-21

1949-11-05

GregCiesielski RobertAOwens DDK827 19491105 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski RobertAOwens DDK827 19491105 1 Front.jpg

As DDK-827. First Day of Commissioning.


 

Locy Type 2

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. R-21b

1962-05-12

GregCiesielski RobertAOwens DDK827 19620512 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski RobertAOwens DDK827 19620512 1 Front.jpg

As DDE-827. Port Visit


 

Locy Type
2e(n) (DDK)

1949-11-21

GregCiesielski RobertAOwens DDK827 19491121 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski RobertAOwens DDK827 19491121 1 Front.jpg

As DDK-827


 

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

1966-08-25

GregCiesielski RobertAOwens DD827 19660825 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski RobertAOwens DD827 19660825 1 Front.jpg

As DD-827. Unmanned APOLLO AS-202 Flight. R/S cachet provided by Morris W. Beck


 

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

1968-10-26

GregCiesielski RobertAOwens DD827 19681026 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski RobertAOwens DD827 19681026 1 Front.jpg

As DD-827


 

Locy Type
9ef(n+u) (USS,"DD")

1971-07-04

GregCiesielski RobertAOwens DDK827 19710704 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski RobertAOwens DDK827 19710704 1 Front.jpg

As DD-827. Independence Day. Add-on cachet by Richard F. Hoffner


 

Locy Type 9efu

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. R-21e

1962-05-12

GregCiesielski RobertAOwens DDK827 19620512 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski RobertAOwens DDK827 19620512 1 Front.jpg

As DDE-827. Port Visit


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. R-21

1949-11-11

JonBurdett robertaowens ddk827 19491111 pm.jpg
JonBurdett robertaowens ddk827 19491111.jpg

As DDK-827


 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Sergeant Robert Allen Owens, USMC (September 13 1920 - November 1 1943)
Owens, born at Greenville, S.C., 13 September 1920, enlisted in the Marine Corps 10 February 1942. Trained at Parris Island, S.C., and New River, N.C., he served in the field from 17 September 1942, until his death on Bougainville, 1 November 1943. Sergeant Owens was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross for his action at Cape Torokina, where he charged a Japanese 75mm. regimental gun, which seriously threatened the success of the operations by sinking landing craft and inflicting numerous casualties on the troops. Entering the gun bunker through the fire port, he drove the guncrew out of the rear door before falling to their bullets. Sgt. Owens was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division.

The ships sponsor was Miss Patricia Hannegan.

 


 

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