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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.

    Somers Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid 10 October 1935 - Launched 15 May 1937

  2. Commissioned 9 February 1938
    LOST in a Hurricane 13 September 1944 off the Bahamas

    Struck from Naval Register 23 September 23 1944


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 Warrington DD-383 Covers Page 1    (1935-1943)



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



First Day of Postal Service, cachet by Frederick Horton


Locy Type
3 (A-BTT)



Easter, cacheted.


Locy Type
3z (BBT)


Official Business


Other Information

USS WARRINGTON earned the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 2 battle stars for her service during World War II

NAMESAKE - Commodore Lewis Warrington, USN (3 November 1782 - 12 October 1851)
Warrington was a Naval Officer during The Quasi-war with France and The War of 1812. He temporarily served as the Secretary of the Navy.

The ships sponsor was Miss Katherine Taft Chubb.

Three ships of the US Navy have been named in his honor - USS Warrington DD-30, USS Warrington DD-383 and USS Warrington DD-843



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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