SCHOFIELD FFG 3

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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.

    Brooke Class Guided Missile Destroyer Escort
    Keel Laid 15 April 1963 - Launched 7 December 1963

  1. USS SCHOFIELD DEG 3
  2. Commissioned 11 May 1968

  3. USS SCHOFIELD FFG 3
  4. Reclassified Guided Missile Frigate (FFG) 30 June 1975
    Decommissioned 8 September 1988

    Struck from Naval Register 25 January 1992
    Sunk as target 2 November 1999
Schofield DEG3 Crest.jpg

"Freedom By Vigilance"

SCHOFIELD FFG PATCH.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Schofield DEG-3 / FFG-3 Covers Page 1    (1971-1988, 2006)

 

Postmarks

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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


 

Locy Type
FDC 2(n+) (USS)

1968-05-11

GregCiesielski Schofield DEG3 19680511 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Schofield DEG3 19680511 1 Front.jpg

DEG-3. Commissioning, cachet by Morris W. Beck


 

Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)

1971-09-24

JonBurdett schofield deg3 19710924 pm.jpg
JonBurdett schofield deg3 19710924.jpg

DEG-3


 

Locy Type
2-1n+ (USS)

1977-07-04

GregCiesielski Schofield FFG3 19770704 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Schofield FFG3 19770704 1 Front.jpg

FFG-3. Ships cachet. From the Bob Govern collection.


 

Locy Type
2-1tn+u (USS)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. S-112

1985-08-30

GregCiesielski Schofield FFG3 19850830 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Schofield FFG3 19850830 1 Front.jpg

FFG-3


 

Locy Type
9ef(n+u) (USS)

1971-05-12

JonBurdett schofield deg3 19710512 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett schofield deg3 19710512.jpg

DEG-3


 

Locy Type
9-1n+u (USS)

1977-07-04

GregCiesielski Schofield FFG3 19770704 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Schofield FFG3 19770704 1 Front.jpg

FFG-3. Ships cachet. From the Bob Govern collection.



USPS Pictorial Postmark


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Reunion 2006 Station"

Reno NV

2006-05-05

GregCiesielski Schofield FFG3 20060505 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Schofield FFG3 20060505 1 Front.jpg

Crewmember Reunion, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS

 

Other Information

USS SCHOFIELD earned the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, two (2) Navy Battle "E" Ribbons, the Navy Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal (w/ 4 Campaign stars), the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Admiral Frank Herman Schofield (4 January 1869 - 21 March 1942)
Schofield, born at Jerusalem, N.Y., graduated from the Naval Academy on 6 June 1890 and was commissioned Ensign in 1892. Within a nine year period as a junior officer, he served in USS Enterprise, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Marblehead, Patterson, Scindia and Vermont. He served during the Spanish American War as the Executive Officer of the USS Hawk, blockading Cuban ports and captured four Spanish vessels. In May 1901, he was assigned to the Bureau of Ordinance as the Inspector of Ordinance. Following this tour, he served on the USS Supply in the Pacific, and then assumed command of the USS Perry, a destroyer in the Pacific Squadron in 1904. In 1907, he took command of the USS Supply until 1909. Following that, he served as Commanding Officer of USS Concord in the Asiatic Fleet. His next tour took him back to the Atlantic as the Executive Officer of the USS New Hampshire until 1911, when he attended the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He next became the executive officer of the USS Arkansas, and then commanded USS Isla De Luzon until he once again became the executive officer of the USS Delaware, serving in Mexico from July to October 1914. He then commanded USS Chester. In 1915, he reported to the Chief of Naval Operations, appointed as Senior Member of a board in connection to Submarine Warfare. He was then ordered to London England in November 1917, serving as Aide in the Planning Section of the Staff of the Commander, US Naval Forces, attached to the USS Melville, flagship. Here he was awarded the Navy Cross for his participation in developing anti-submarine warfare tactics and assisting the Chief of Naval Operations in the deliberations in Paris, assisting with the development of the Naval Terms of the German Armistice. For his service in the War, he was awarded the Legion of Honor by France, Knight Commander of the Liberian Humane Order of African Redemption by Liberia and the Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George by Britain. He assumed duties as Commanding Officer of the USS Texas in 1919, and then served for three years as a member of the General Board in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. In 1924, he was promoted to Rear Admiral, and became Commander Destroyer Squadrons, Battle Fleet. Following this, he again served three years in the War Plans department of the Chief of Naval Operations, and then left for a tour as the Naval Member of the American Representation at the Three-Power Conference for the Limitation of Armament at Geneva, Switzerland. He was then appointed in 1928 by Secretary of the Navy, Curtis Wilbur to head a board to obtain oceanographic data, later known as the 'Schofield Board', which continued it's work for many years, even after his death. In 1929, he became Commander Battleship Division Four, Battle Fleet. In 1930, he was promoted to full Admiral, becoming Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Battle Force. In 1932, he reverted to his permanent rank of Rear Admiral, and served on the General Board until his 64th birthday in 1933, retiring from the Navy after 47 years of service. He died in 1942, and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. F. Perry Schofield.

 


 

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