STURTEVANT DD 240

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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 23 November 1918 - Launched 29 July 1919

  1. USS STURTEVANT DD-240
    Commissioned 21 September 1920 - Decommissioned 30 January 1931
    Recommissioned 9 March 1932 - Decommissioned 20 November 1937
    Recommissioned 26 September 1939
    SUNK by Mines 26 April 1942 off Key West FL

    The mines were part of an American-laid minefield that no one on board was notified of.
    15 of her crew were lost with the ship and remain on duty
    Struck from Naval Register 8 May 1942

 

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Sturtevant DD-240 Covers Page 1    (1925-1941)

 

Postmarks

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1st Commissioning 21 September 1920 to 30 January 1931


 

Locy Type 3s

"GUANTANAMO /
BAY CUBA"

1925-11-08

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Locy Type
3s (BC)

"GUANTANAMO /
BAY CUBA"

1927-02-01

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2nd Commissioning 9 March 1932 to 20 November 1937


 

Locy Type
FDR 5hks

"FIRST DAY /
RE-COMM"

1932-03-09

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Locy Type
3 (B-BTT)

"HOLIDAY /
GREETINGS"

1935-01-01

New Year's Day, backstamp from Whittier CA. Cachet by C. Wright Richell, sponsored by International Exchange Club


 

Locy Type
5hks

"SPERON, GTMO /
BAY CUBA"

1933-08-31

Serving in the Special Service Squadron (SPERON), cachet by R. L. Razzette


 

Locy Type
5hks

"HAVANA /
CUBA"

1933-09-22

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Locy Type F

"NAV. OPER. BASE /
NORFOLK, VA"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-2

1935-08-27

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Locy Type F

"COLUMBUS /
DAY"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. S-109

1936-10-12

Columbus Day


 

Locy Type F

"SAN DIEGO /
CALIFORNIA"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. S-109

1937-04-01

April Fool's Day


 

Locy Type
LDPS 3 (B-BTT)

"LAST DAY IN /
COMMISSION"

1937-11-20

Last Day of Postal Service


 

Locy Type
LDPS 3 (B-BTT)

"LAST DAY IN /
COMMISSION"

1937-11-20

Last Day of Postal Service



3rd Commissioning 26 September 1939 to 26 April 1942


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3 (A-BTT)

1939-11-30

First Day of Postal Service


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3 (A-BTT)

1939-11-30

First Day of Postal Service. Cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson.


 

Locy Type
FDPS 9v

1939-11-30

First Day of Postal Service, 3rd commissioning. Cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson.


 

Locy Type
FDPS 9x

1939-11-30

First Day of Postal Service, 3rd commissioning. Cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson.


 

Locy Type Fz

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-Z2

1941-08-30

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Other Information

NAMESAKE - Ensign Albert Dillon Sturtevant, USN (2 May 1894 – 15 February 1918).
For his heroic actions against overwhelming odds against the German Air Corps, he was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross.

Two ships of the US Navy have been named in his honor; Sturtevant DD-240 and USS Sturtevant DER-239.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Curtis Ripley Smith.

 


 

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