WELBORN C WOOD DD 195

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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 September 24 1918 - Launched March 6 1920

  1. USS WELBORN C. WOOD DD-195
    Commissioned January 14 1921 - Decommissioned August 8 1922

  2. USCGD WELBORN C. WOOD CG-19
    Acquired from the U.S. Navy October 1 1930
    Commissioned April 15 1931 - Decommissioned May 21 1934

  3. USS WELBORN C. WOOD DD-195
    Returned to the U.S. Navy May 21 1934
    Recommissioned September 4 1939 - Decommissioned September 9 1940
    Struck from Naval Register January 8 1941

  4. HMS CHESTERFIELD I-28 (British Naval Service)
    Transferred to Great Britain September 9 1940
    Broken up for scrap in 1947

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1    (1940)

 

Postmarks

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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.
 
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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

USCG Service April 15 1931 to May 21 1934

No Postmarks Reported - No Postal Facilities Aboard


 

N/A

c 1930's

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USCGC AMMEN CG-8 picture postcard with USCGD Welborn C. Wood CG-19 "Dressed".


3rd Commissioning September 4 1939 to September 9 1940


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3

"FIRST DAY /
CANCELATION"

("CANCELLATION"
Misspelled)

1940-03-06

First Day of Postal Service, cachet by George Neumann


 

Locy Type
FDPS 9v

1940-03-06

First Day Postal Service


 

Locy Type
3 (A-TBT)

"GUANTANAMO /
CUBA"

1940-04-17

Note:

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - "Welborn Cicero Wood was born in Georgia on 15 January 1876 and was appointed to the United States Naval Academy on 6 September 1895. He served as a midshipman in the battleship Texas during the war with Spain in 1898, before graduating with the class of 1899, and later joined Oregon (Battleship No. 3) on the Asiatic Station to serve part of the two years required by law before commissioning. Subsequently given command of the gunboat Urdaneta, then operating in the Philippines during the Insurrection. Naval Cadet Wood was killed in action on 17 September 1899, when his ship ran aground in the Orani River, near Manila, and was overwhelmed by insurgent troops who enfiladed the gunboat with a withering fire from the shoreline." {DANFS}

 


 

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