WALTER B COBB APD 106

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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.

    Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort
    Keel Laid January 15 1944 - Launched February 23 1944 as DE-596
    Redesignated Crosley Class High-Speed Transport (APD) July 17 1944

  1. USS WALTER B. COBB APD-106
    Commissioned April 25 1945 - Decommissioned March 29 1946
    Recommissioned February 6 1951 - Decommissioned May 15 1957

    Struck from Naval Register January 15 1966

    Sold to Taiwan February 22 1966
    SUNK (Collision) April 21 1966 while under tow to Taiwan

 

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1    (1946-51)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Date From
to
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

1st Commissioning April 25 1945 to March 29 1946


 

Locy Type
2#

(Br. #15830)

1946-04-21

JonBurdett walterbcobb 19460421 pm.jpg
JonBurdett walterbcobb 19460421 back.jpg

Posted after decommissioning
Post office remained open through June 5 1946


 

Locy Type
9#

(Br. #15830)

("WB COBB"
in Date Slots)

1946-04-21

JonBurdett walterbcobb 19460421 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett walterbcobb 19460421.jpg

Posted after decommissioning
Post office remained open through June 5 1946


2nd Commissioning February 6 1951 to May 15 1957


 

Locy Type
FDPS 2

1951-03-05

GregCiesielski WalterBCobb APD106 19510305 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski WalterBCobb APD106 19510305 1 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service


 

Locy Type
2

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. W-7

1951-10-22

JonBurdett walterbcobb apd106 19511022 pm.jpg
JonBurdett walterbcobb apd106 19511022.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. W-7a

1956-11-01

JonBurdett walterbcobb apd106 19561101 pm.jpg
JonBurdett walterbcobb apd106 19561101.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9efu

1951-03-19

JohnGermann Walter B. Cobb APD106 19510319 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Walter B. Cobb APD106 19510319 1 Front.jpg

The cancel was applied to the back of the cover.

 

Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal

NAMESAKE - Coxswain Walter Benjamin Cobb USN (September 8 1919 - August 9 1942)
Cobb was assigned to USS MUGFORD DD-389 and was aboard her during the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7 1941. Cobb was killed in action while manning the number four gun aboard USS RALPH TALBOT DD-390 during The Battle of Savo Island. For his actions and gallantry under fire, he was posthumously awarded The Silver Star

 


 

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