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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 3 June 1944 - Launched 20 November 1944

  1. USS ROGERS DD-876
    Commissioned 26 March 1945

    Redesignated Rader Picker Destroyer (DDR) 18 March 1949

  3. USS ROGERS DD-876
    Reverted to Destroyer (DD) 30 July 1963
    Decommissioned 19 February 1981

    Transferred to South Korea 25 July 1981 and renamed
    Decommissioned 31 December 1999
    Now a Museum ship at SapKoyohp National Sightseeing Resort

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 Rogers DD-876 / DDR-876 Covers Page 1    (1945-1956)



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

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Locy Type
2(n) (DD)




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


DD-876. Cachet by Stewart Milstein.

Locy Type 2r




Locy Type
2t(nu) ("DD")


DD-876. Cacheted. From the Bob Govern collection.

Locy Type 2#

(Br. #15728)


DD-876. Add-on cachet by Michael Hebert (Mh Cachets)

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. R-52


DD-876. Tokyo Bay


Other Information

USS ROGERS earned the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the WWII Occupation Medal, the Korean Service Medal w/ 5 Campaign stars, the Vietnam Service Medal w/ 3 Campaign stars, the United Nations (UN) Korean Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Campaign Medal and the Korean War Service Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Three brothers, Jack Ellis, Jr., Charles Ethbert, and Edwin Keith Rogers were lost in action on 30 November 1942 when an enemy torpedo ripped away the bow of the heavy cruiser USS New Orleans CA-32 during the Battle of Tassafaronga in the Solomon Islands.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Jack Ellis Rogers, Sr., mother of the three brothers.



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