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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.

    Evarts Class Destroyer Escort
    Keel Laid September 7 1942 for Great Britain as BDE-40
    Retained by U.S. Navy June 14 1943
    Redesignated June 15 1943
    Launched June 18 1943

    Commissioned October 1 1943 - Decommissioned December 12 1945

    Stricken January 8 1946
    Sold May 8 1947 for scrapping


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. Covers Page 1    (1943-45)



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

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


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"Navy Yard

Bremerton WA


GregCiesielski Lovering DE39 19430618 1 Front.jpg

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Dual Launching of USS LOVERING DE-39 and USS SANDERS DE-40, cachet by the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Masters Association


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JonBurdett sanders de40 19450606.jpg

Official Business


Other Information

SANDERS earned the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (w/4 Battle stars) and the WWII Victory Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Ensign Eugene Thomas Sanders, USN (March 15 1889 - December 7 1941)
Sanders enlisted in the Army on June 16 1917, he was discharged on February 13 1919. On September 18 1919, he enlisted in the Navy and subsequently served on USS BRANT AM-24 December 4 1932 to June 1 1934; on USS FINCH AM-9 August 30 1934 to January 28 1936; at the naval station at Olongapo, Luzon, Philippine Islands, January 29 1936 to April 3 1937; and on USS CANOPUS AS-9 April 6 1937 to March 10 1938.
On May 7 1940, Chief Boatswain Sanders reported to USS ARIZONA BB-39. Appointed Ensign on November 3 1941, he died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor while serving on ARIZONA December 7 1941

Two ships of the U.S. Navy have been named SANDERS - USS Sanders DE 40 and USS SANDERS DE 273 (later HMS Grindall K.477).



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