ROSS DDG 71

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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.


    Arleigh Burke Class (Flight I) Guided Missile Destroyer
    Keel Laid 10 April 1995 - Launched 22 March 1996
    Christened 20 April 1996

  1. USS ROSS DDG 71
    Commissioned (Special) 16 June 1997 - Commissioned (Full) 28 June 1997
GregCiesielski DKRoss DDG71 19950410 1 Crest.jpg


Naval Covers

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  1. USS Ross DDG-71 Covers Page 1    (1995-99)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link To
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Full Cover Image


 

Locy Type
FDC 2-2t(n+)
(USS,FPO
AE 09586-1288)

1997-06-28

GregCiesielski Ross DDG71 19970628 10 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Ross DDG71 19970628 2 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by C.B. Hall, sponsored by USS Los Angeles Chapter No. 97, USCS


 

Locy Type
FDC 9-2(n+)
(USS,FPO
AE 09586-1288)

1997-06-28

GregCiesielski Ross DDG71 19970628 11 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Ross DDG71 19970628 2 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by C.B. Hall, sponsored by USS Los Angeles Chapter No. 97, USCS


 

Locy Type
FDC F

1997-06-28

GregCiesielski Ross DDG71 19970628 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Ross DDG71 19970628 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type
FDC F

1997-06-28

GregCiesielski Ross DDG71 19970628 12 Back.jpg
GregCiesielski Ross DDG71 19970628 6 Front.jpg

Shown for the diferent color, posted on the back of the cover. Cachet by Tom Armstrong


 

Locy Type
9-2(n+)
(USS,FPO
AE 09586-1288)

2000-06-21

GregCiesielski Ross DDG71 20000621 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Ross DDG71 20000621 1 Front.jpg

Kiel Week, ship's cachet. Serviced by Wolfgang Hechler


 

Locy Type
11-2(n+)
(USS,FPO AE /
09586-1288)

2011-09-20

GregCiesielski Ross DDG71 20110920 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Ross DDG71 20110920 1 Front.jpg

Courtesy of the USCS Postmark Survey 2011-2012


 

Locy Type
12-2c(n+)
(USS,FPO AE
09586-1288)

2004-06-13

GregCiesielski Ross DDG71 20040613 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Ross DDG71 20040613 1 Front.jpg

Courtesy of Thad Kaczkowski


 

Locy Type
12-2n
(USS,FPO AE
09586-1288)

2011-09-20

GregCiesielski Ross DDG71 20110920 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Ross DDG71 20110920 2 Front.jpg

Courtesy of the USCS Postmark Survey 2011-2012


 

Locy Type
13-2(n+)
(USS,FPO AE
09586-1288)

2014-10-31

GregCiesielski Ross DDG71 20141031 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Ross DDG71 20141031 10a Front.jpg

Halloween, cachet by Douglas Ebert


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-10

2008-10-07

GregCiesielski Ross DDG71 20081007 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Ross DDG71 20081007 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet, collectors request by Thad Kaczkowski

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named in Honor of Machinist Donald Kirby Ross USN (December 8 1910 - May 27 1992) for gallantry during the Pearl Harbor attack while serving on USS NEVADA BB-36. When Ross's station in the forward dynamo room became almost untenable due to smoke, steam and heat, he forced his men to leave that station and performed all the duties himself until blinded and unconscious. Upon being rescued and resuscitated, he returned and secured the forward dynamo room and proceeded to the aft dynamo room, where he was later again rendered unconscious by exhaustion. Upon recovering consciousness, he returned to his station, where he remained until directed to abandon it. Ross was awarded The Medal of Honor.

The ship's sponsor is Mrs. Helen Lou Ross, widow of CAPT Ross.

 


 

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