WALLER DD 466

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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.

    Fletcher Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid February 12 1942 - Launched August 15 1942

  1. USS WALLER DD-466
    Commissioned October 1 1942 - Decommissioned June 10 1946
    Recommissioned July 5 1950

  2. USS WALLER DDE-466
    Reclassified Escort Destroyer (DDE) March 26 1949

  3. USS WALLER DD-466
    Reverted to Destroyer (DD) June 30 1962
    Decommissioned July 15 1969

    Struck from Naval Register July 15 1969
    Sunk as target June 17 1970 off Rhode Island
Waller DD466 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Waller DD / DDE / DD-466 Covers Page 1    (1943-69)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Date From
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Date To
Thumbnail Link To
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1st Commissioning October 1 1942 to June 10 1946


 

Locy Type
3z

1943-09-06

JonBurdett waller dd466 19430906 pm.jpg
JonBurdett waller dd466 19430906.jpg

As DD-466


 

Locy Type
9uz*

1944-03-08
to
1944-03-18

JonBurdett waller dd466 19440308 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett waller dd466 19440308.jpg

As DD-466
Censored wartime (WWII) use - Mark from back of cover


 

Locy Type
2z + SLKts(n)

1946-03-05

JonBurdett waller dd466 19460305 pm.jpg
JonBurdett waller dd466 19460305.jpg

As DD-466


2nd Commissioning July 5 1950 to July 15 1969


 

Locy Type
2

1950-09-02

GregCiesielski Waller DD466 19500902 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Waller DD466 19500902 1 Front.jpg

As DDE-466


 

Locy Type
2r

1957-03-16

GregCiesielski Waller DD466 19570316 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Waller DD466 19570316 1 Front.jpg

As DDE-466
Welcome to Norfolk, PNS MUBARAK. Cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u) (DDE)

1961-05-03

JonBurdett waller dde466 19610503 pm.jpg
JonBurdett waller dde466 19610503.jpg

As DDE-466


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u) (USS)

1969-04-18

JonBurdett waller dd466 19690418-1 pm.jpg
JonBurdett waller dd466 19690418-1.jpg

As DD-466


 

Locy Type
9efu

1960-03-02

GregCiesielski Waller DD466 19600302 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Waller DD466 19600302 1 Front.jpg

As DDE-466
Welcome to Norfolk, HMCS IROQUOIS. Cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type
9fu

1960-11-23

JonBurdett waller dde466 19601123 pm.jpg
JonBurdett waller dde466 19601123.jpg

As DDE-466
Mark from back of cover


 

Locy Type P
[2t(n+u), "E" removed]

1963-01-10

JonBurdett waller dd466 19630110 pm.jpg
JonBurdett waller dd466 19630110.jpg

As DD-466


 

Locy Type
LDPS 2t(n+u)

1969-06-30

GregCiesielski Waller DD466 19690630 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Waller DD466 19690630 1 Front.jpg

As DD-466
Last Day of Postal Service. Cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type
LDPS 9eft(n+u)

1969-06-30

GregCiesielski Waller DD466 19690630 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Waller DD466 19690630 1 Front.jpg

As DD-466
Last Day of Postal Service. Cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson

 

Other Information

WALLER received 12 battle stars for her World War II service and two each for her Korean and Vietnam service.

NAMESAKE - Major General Littleton "Tony" W. T. Waller, USMC (September 26 1856 – July 13 1926).
MajGen Waller was a veteran of the Spanish-American War (1898), Boxer Rebellion (1900) and the Philippine-American War (1901-02). He later commanded Marines in Panama (1904), Cuba (1906-1911), Mexico (1914) and then Haiti (1915) crushing rebellions wherever he was sent to protect American interests.

 


 

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