WHIPPLE AG 117

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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 June 12 1919 - Launched November 6 1919

  1. USS WHIPPLE Destroyer No. 217
    Commissioned April 23 1920

  2. USS WHIPPLE DD-217
    Designated (DD) July 17 1920

  3. USS WHIPPLE AG-117
    Reclassified Miscellaneous Auxiliary (AG) June 30 1945
    Decommissioned November 9 1945

    Struck from Naval Register December 5 1945
    Sold 1946 and broken up for scrap

 

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1    (1920-45)

 

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

Post Office Established May 3 1920 - Disestablished November 6 1945


 

Locy Type
2z

1945-03-10

JonBurdett whipple dd217 19450310 pm.jpg
JonBurdett whipple dd217 19450310.jpg

As DD-217


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-BBT)

"ASIATIC /
STATION"

1941-05-26

GregCiesielski Whipple DD217 19410526 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Whipple DD217 19410526 1 Front.jpg

As DD-217


 

Locy Type
3s (AC)

1931-02-18

JonBurdett whipple dd217 19310218 pm.jpg
JonBurdett whipple dd217 19310218.jpg

As DD-217
Added dateline stamp


 

Locy Type
5hks

"CHEFOO /
CHINA"

1936-07-13

GregCiesielski Whipple DD217 19360713 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Whipple DD217 19360713 1 Front.jpg

As DD-217
Cachet by - John Coulthard, sponsors Deane C. Bartley and John Paul Jones Chapter No. 2, USCS
Postmark on back from USS Black Hawk AD-9 dated July 13 1936.


 

Locy Type
5hks

"CHEFOO /
CHINA"

1937-07-04

GregCiesielski Whipple DD217 19370704 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Whipple DD217 19370704 1 Front.jpg

As DD-217
Independence Day
Eagle Crew No. 9, ANCS


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. W-23

1935-04-23

Bunter Whipple AG 117 19350423 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Whipple AG 117 19350423 1 front.jpg

As DD-217


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. W-23

1935-06-10

GregCiesielski Whipple DD217 19350610 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Whipple DD217 19350610 1 Front.jpg

As DD-217
R/S on back from M.B. Owens


 

Locy Type Fz

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-Z1

1942-03-17

JonBurdett whipple dd217 19420317 pm.jpg
JonBurdett whipple dd217 19420317.jpg

As DD-217

 

Other Information

WHIPPLE received two battle stars for her World War II service.

NAMESAKE - Commodore Abraham Whipple, Continental Navy (September 26 1733 – May 27 1819). Whipple, a veteran of the French and Indian War (1754–1763) and the American Revolutionary War hailed from Rhode Island and were among the founders of the town of Marietta, Ohio in his later life.

Three ships of the US Navy have been named in his honor - USS Whipple DD-15, USS Whipple DD-217/AG-117 and USS Whipple FF-1062.

 


 

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