STERETT DD 407

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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.

    Benham Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid 2 December 1936 - Launched 27 October 1938

  1. USS STERETT DD-407
    Commissioned 15 August 1939 - Decommissioned 2 November 1945

    Stricken 25 February 1947
    Sold 10 August 1947 and broken up for scrap

Lieutenant Andrew Sterett, USN

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Sterett DD-407 Covers Page 1    (1939-1940)

 

Postmarks

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Killer Bar Text

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Locy Type
FDC 3r (A-BTT)

"FIRST DAY IN /
COMMISSION"

1939-08-15

First Day in Commission, Cachet by Edward Hacker


 

Locy Type
3r (A-BTT)

"VERACRUZ /
MEXICO"

1939-11-03

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Locy Type
3r (A-BTT)

"PEARL HARBOR /
T.H."

1940-09-29

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Locy Type 3z

1944-05-30

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Locy Type 9v

1939-10-27

Cachet by Louis C. Weigand. From the Bob Reisinger collection.


 

Locy Type 9x

1939-10-27

Cachet by Louis C. Weigand. From the Bob Reisinger collection.


 

Locy Type SLK
(45x5)

1939-10-27

Cachet by Louis C. Weigand. From the Bob Reisinger collection.


 

Locy Type FAKE

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-3

1941-10-27

Cachet by Sibley's Department Store (Hobby Shop).

 

Other Information

USS STERETT DD-407 earned the Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 12 battle stars, the World War II Victory Medal and the Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon for her World War II service.

NAMESAKE - Lieutenant Andrew Sterett, USN (27 January 1778 - 9 June 1807)
Sterett was born in Baltimore, MD and was appointed Lieutenant in the United States Navy on 25 March 1798 and assigned to USS Constellation as Third Lieutenant. During the Quasi-War with France, he was still serving in USS Constellation when she captured L'lnsurgente. By 1800, he had risen to First Lieutenant; and he participated in USS Constellation's action against La Vengeance. Given command of the schooner, USS Enterprise, Lt. Sterett led her in the capture of the French privateer, V'Amour de la Patrie, on Christmas Eve 1800. In June 1801, he sailed in USS Enterprise from Baltimore for service with the Mediterranean Squadron. While on that cruise, USS Enterprise engaged and captured a 14-gun Tripolitan cruiser and her 80-man crew. In gratitude, Congress awarded Sterett a sword and highly commended his crew. Lt. Sterett continued his Navy career until he resigned his commission in 1805. He died on 9 June 1807, at Lima, Peru.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Camilla Ridgely Simpson.

Four ships of the US Navy have been named in his honor - USS Sterett DD-27, USS Sterett DD-407, USS Sterett CG-31 and USS Sterett DDG-104.

 


 

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