SPRUANCE DD 963

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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.

    Spruance Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid November 27 1972 - Launched November 10 1973

  1. USS SPRUANCE DD-963
    Commissioned September 20 1975 - Decommissioned March 23 2005

    Struck from Naval Register March 23 2005
    Sunk as target December 7-8 2006 off the Virginia Capes during Sinkex
GregCiesielski Spruance DD963 19790519 1 Crest.jpg


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    (1978)

 

Postmarks

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
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Killer Bar Text

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


 

Locy Type
FDC 2-1(n)

1975-09-20

JohnGermann Spruance DD963 19750920 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Spruance DD963 19750920 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by the USS America Chapter No. 71, USCS


 

Locy Type
2-1(n) (USS)

1978-10-27

JonBurdett spruance dd963 19781027 pm.jpg
JonBurdett spruance dd963 19781027.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2-1(n) (USS)

1979-05-19

GregCiesielski Spruance DD963 19790519 1 Front.jpg

No Image

Armed Forces Day
Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4. USCS



 

USPS Pictorial

"Decommissioning Station"

Jacksonville, FL

2005-03-23

GregCiesielski Spruance DD963 20050323 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Spruance DD963 20050323 1 Front.jpg

Decommissioning
Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4. USCS

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Raymond Ames Spruance USN (July 3 1886 - December 13 1969)
Spruance was a United States Navy admiral in World War II, and commanded US naval forces at the turning point of the Pacific War, the Battle of Midway. After that battle, Spruance went on to command naval forces successfully throughout the course of the war, and later served as American ambassador to the Philippines

 


 

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