STEWART DD 224

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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.

    Clemson Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid 9 September 1919 - Launched 4 March 1920

  1. USS STEWART DD-224
  2. Commissioned 15 September 1920
    LOST (Scuttled) 2 March 1942 at Suribaya, Java

    Stricken 25 March 1942

  3. PATROL BOAT No. 102 (Imperial Japanese Navy)
  4. Raised by the Japanese 20 September 1943 repaired, commissioned and renamed
    Surrendered by the Japanese at Kure and returned to American service

  5. USS DD-224
  6. Although officially called DD-224, was nicknamed by her crew RAMP-224 standing for "Recovered Allied Military Personnel"
    Recommissioned 29 October 1945 - Decommissioned 23 May 1946
    Struck from Naval Register 17 April 1946

    Sunk 24 May 1946 as target off San Francisco

 

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Stewart DD-224 Covers Page 1    (1923-1945)

 

Postmarks

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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
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1st Commissioning 15 September 1920 to 2 March 1942


 

Locy Type
3 (A-TBT)

"MANILA /
P.I."

1941-03-29

Namesake cachet by Mae Weigand


 

Locy Type
3 (A-TBT)

(Killer Blacked Out)

1941-05-17

Asiatic Fleet Cachet by M. Fay Muridge, sponsored by Deane C. (DC) Bartley and John Paul Jones Chapter No. 2, USCS


 

Locy Type
3s (AC)

(Killer Unreadable)

(1922)-08-28

Picture postcard from Chefoo China. Year slug in postmark missing but 1922 is the first year of reported use.


 

Locy Type
3s (B)

"KOBE /
JAPAN"

1935-05-04

Note:


 

Locy Type
3s (B)

"CHEFOO /
CHINA"

1935-06-15

Note:


 

Locy Type
3s (B)

"OVER THE /
EQUATOR"

1936-11-23

United States Asiatic Fleet / Neptune Rex cachet


 

Locy Type
3s (B)

"SHANGHAI /
CHINA"

1937-04-14

Note:


 

Locy Type
3s (B)

"MANILA /
P.I."

1938-01-23

Note:


 

Locy Type
3s (B)

"MANILA /
P.I."

1939-01-14

US Asiatic Fleet 1939 cachet by G. E. Judkins


 

Locy Type
5hks

"SHANGHAI /
CHINA"

1932-03-30

Note:


 

Locy Type
5s

"CAVITE /
P.I."

1929-04-15

Note:


 

Locy Type
5s

"CAVITE /
P.I."

1929-12-17

Note:


 

Locy Type
9

1941-11-21

Note:


 

Locy Type
9v

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. S-63

1938-12-18

Note:


2nd Commissioning 29 October 1945 to 23 May 1946


 

Locy Type
FAKE

"USS STEWART /
HIRO WAN"

1945-10-29

Cachet by Glenn Dye.
USCS Postmark Catalog states - "A 3z in 1945 with "USS STEWART" and other wording in the killers is a fake"

 

Other Information

USS STEWART earned the Yangtze Service Medal, the China Service Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 2 Battle Stars and the World War II victory medal during her Naval service.

NAMESAKE - Rear Admiral Charles Stewart, USN (28 July 1778 - 6 November 1869)
Stewart was born in Philadelphia, PA. He went to sea at the age of thirteen as a cabin boy and rose through the grades to become master of a merchantman. During the Quasi-War with France, Stewart was commissioned a lieutenant in the United States Navy on 9 March 1798 and joined the frigate USS United States for a cruise in the West Indies. He took command of the schooner USS Experiment on 16 July 1800 and soon captured two armed French vessels and freed several captured American ships. After brief command of USS Chesapeake in 1801 and service in USS Constellation in 1802, Stewart sailed to the Mediterranean in command of the brig USS Siren. There he participated in the destruction of USS Philadelphia after her capture by Tripoli, helped to maintain the blockade of Tripoli, and distinguished himself in assaults on the enemy in August and September 1804. After the war, he participated in a show of force at Tunis and returned home as captain in 1806. On the outbreak of war in 1812, Stewart commanded, successively, USS Argus, USS Hornet, and USS Constellation. But, as the latter was closely blockaded in Norfolk, he took command of USS Constitution at Boston in 1813. He made two brilliant cruises in her between 1813 and 1815. The frigate captured HMS Cyane and HMS Levant on 20 February 1815. Stewart's later service included command of a squadron in the Mediterranean from 1816 to 1820 and of one in the Pacific from 1820 to 1824. He served as a Naval Commissioner from 1830 to 1832 and commanded the Philadelphia Navy Yard from 1838 to 1841, in 1846, and again from 1854 to 1861. By a bill passed on 2 March 1859, Congress made Stewart "senior flag officer," an office created for him in recognition of his distinguished and meritorious service. He became rear admiral on the retired list on 16 July 1862, and he died at Bordentown, NJ.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Margaretta Stewart Stevens, granddaughter of Rear Admiral Stewart

 


 

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