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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.

    Gearing Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid January 15 1945 - Launched June 8 1945

    Commissioned September 29 1945 - Decommissioned July 1 1976

    Struck from Naval Register July 1 1976
    Sunk as target July 27 1980 off Puerto Rico

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    (1947-68)



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
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Cover Image

Post Office Established September 25 1945 - Disestablished May 17 1960


Locy Type
FDPS 9ef(nu)


First Day Postal Service, cachet by Michael Sanders.


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Abraham Lincoln's birthday, cachet by M. Fay Muridge


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Post Office Reestablished 1962 - Disestablished June 30 1976


Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)




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Other Information

STRIBLING earned 2 Campaign stars for her Vietnam War service.

NAMESAKE - Named in Honor of Admiral Cornelius Kincheloe Stribling (September 22 1796 - January 17 1880) who served during the War of 1812, the Second Barbary War and the American Civil War.

Two ships of the US Navy have been named STRIBLING - USS Stribling DD-96/DM-1 and USS Stribling DD-867.



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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