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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.

    Knox Class Destroyer Escort
    Keel Laid 25 August 1966 - Launched 3 February 1973

  1. USS TRUETT DE-1095
    Commissioned 1 June 1974

  2. USS TRUETT FF-1095
    Reclassified Frigate (FF) 30 June 1975

  3. USS TRUETT FFT-1095
    Reclassified Training Frigate (FFT) 31 December 1991
    Decommissioned 30 July 1994

    Struck from Naval Register 11 January 1995

    Purchased by Thailand 9 December 1999 and renamed

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. USS Truett DE-1095 / FF-1095 Covers Page 1    (1977-1994)



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

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Locy Type
FDC 2-1(n) (USS,"DE")


As DE-1095


Locy Type
FDC 9f(n+u) (USS,"DE")


As DE-1095


Locy Type
2-1(n) (DE,USS)


Last Day Hull Designation as DE-1095
Richard F. Hoffner


Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS)


As FF-1095


Locy Type
2-1(n+) (D1,USS)


As FF-1095
Navy Day 1988


Locy Type
2-1t(n+) (USS)


As FF-1095


Locy Type
9ef(n+u) (USS,"FF")


As FF-1095. FDOI, cachet by Elite


Locy Type
9-1e(n+u) (USS)


As FF-1095


Other Information

USS TRUETT earned the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (2 awards), the Navy Expeditionary Medal,the National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 star, the Southwest Asia Service Medal w/ 1 star, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait) during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Chief Boatswain's Mate Quincy H. Truett, USN (3 April 1932 - 20 January 1969)
Truett enlisted in the Navy on September 14 1951 at Jacksonville, Fla., and, during the later stages of the Korean War, saw duty in Destroyers, Attack Cargo and Supply ships. From August 1 1965 to September 1966, Truett served with the Naval Support Activity, Danang, in South Vietnam. Following a tour of duty with the Key West Test and Evaluation Detachment, he trained at the Naval Amphibious Base at Coronado, Calif., in preparation for his return to Vietnam. On September 13 1968, Chief Boatswain's Mate Truett transferred to River Patrol Flotilla 5 and joined River Division 551.
On the night of January 20 1969, his division was operating on the Kinh Dong Tien Canal. Truett was patrol officer for two of four river patrol boats escorting an armored troop carrier. The entire unit came under intense enemy fire, and the boat ahead of Truett's erupted in flames. When the blaze forced the patrol boat's crew into the water, Chief Truett ordered his own craft to the rescue. Seemingly oblivious to the enemy gunfire streaming at him, Chief Truett maintained a constant covering fire throughout the rescue of the crew of PER 8137. Though mortally wounded, Chief Truett continued to fight until the successful completion of the rescue. Chief Truett died of his wounds that same day. For his ". . . extraordinary heroism . . ." Chief Boatswain's Mate Truett was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross.

The ships sponsor is Mrs. Geraldine Truett Walter.



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