WHITNEY AD 4

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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.


    Dobbin Class Destroyer Tender
    Keel Laid 23 April 1921 - Launched 12 October 1923

  1. USS WHITNEY AD-4
    Commissioned 2 September 1924 - Decommissioned 22 October 1946

    Custody transferred to MARCOM 21 November 1946
    Struck from Naval Register 22 January 1947
    Sold 18 March 1948 for scrap

 

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Whitney AD-4 Cover Page 1    (1926-46)

 

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

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link
To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image


 

Locy Type 2z

1944-07-26

JonBurdett whitney ad4 19440726 pm.jpg
JonBurdett whitney ad4 19440726.jpg

Censored wartime (WWII) use


 

Locy Type
3 (B-BBT)

"GITMO BAY /
CUBA"

1934-05-22

GregCiesielski Whitney AD4 19340522 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Whitney AD4 19340522 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by R. L. Razzette


 

Locy Type
3 (B-BBT)

1935-02-21

GregCiesielski Whitney AD4 19350221 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Whitney AD4 19350221 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (A-TTB)

"SAN DIEGO /
CALIFORNIA"

1938-11-11

GregCiesielski Whitney AD4 19381111 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Whitney AD4 19381111 1 Front.jpg

Armistice Day, Cachet by Walter Czubay


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-BBT)

"PEARL HARBOR /
HAWAII"

1937-04-25

Whitneypm.jpg
Whitney.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-BBT)

"SAN DIEGO /
CALIFORNIA"

1937-08-23

GregCiesielski Whitney AD4 19370823 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Whitney AD4 19370823 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by Ted Harrington


 

Locy Type
3r (A)

"GUANCANAYABO /
BAY CUBA"

1926-03-30

JonBurdett whitney ad4 19260330 pm.jpg
JonBurdett breck dd283 19260328.jpg

Mark from back of cover


 

Locy Type
3r (AC-BBT)

1941-01-30

Bunter Whitney AD 4 19410130 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Whitney AD 4 19410130 1 front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3z (BBT)

1942-06-14

JonBurdett whitney ad4 19420614 pm.jpg
JonBurdett whitney ad4 19420614.jpg

Flag Day 1942


 

Locy Type 6

1927-01-14

GregCiesielski Whitney AD4 19270114 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Whitney AD4 19270114 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 8

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. W-52

1928-07-23

JonBurdett whitney ad4 19280723 pm.jpg
JonBurdett whitney ad4 19280723.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 8

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. W-52a

1930-04-19

JonBurdett whitney ad4 19300419 pm.jpg
JonBurdett whitney ad4 19300419.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 8i

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. W-52b

1928-02-05

Bunter Whitney AD 4 19280205 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Whitney AD 4 19280205 1 front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 8i

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. W-52b

1931-01-26

GregCiesielski Whitney AD4 19310126 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Whitney AD4 19310126 1 Front.jpg

Sailor's Mail


 

Locy Type
9efu

1946-07-22

Bunter Whitney AD 4 19460722 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Whitney AD 4 19460722 1 front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 9v

1927-05-14

JonBurdett whitney ad4 19270514 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett whitney ad4 19270514.jpg

Mark from back of cover


 

Locy Type
9efw (U.S.S. omitted)

1938-08-26

JonBurdett whitney ad4 19380826 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett whitney ad4 19380826.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
FAKE

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-3a eagle

1942-02-21

JonBurdett whitney 19420221 pm.jpg
JonBurdett whitney 19420221.jpg

Cachet & Postmark by Sibley's Dept. Store (Hobby Shop)

 

Other Information

USS WHITNEY was at Pearl Harbor, December 7 1941

USS WHITNEY earned the American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp), the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 1 Battle star, the World War II Victory Medal and the Philippines Liberation Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - William Collins Whitney (5 July 1841 - 2 February 1904)
Whitney was the 31st Secretary of the Navy and American political leader.

 


 

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