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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 30 1919 - Launched October 24 1919

  1. USS WORDEN Destroyer No. 288
    Commissioned February 24 1920

  2. USS WORDEN DD-288
    Designated (DD) July 17 1920
    Decommissioned May 1 1930

    Stricken October 22 1930
    Sold January 17 1931 for scrap

  3. TABASCO (Merchant Service)
    Converted to Banana Boat and renamed
    Lost (grounded) 1933


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. Covers Page 1     (DATE RANGE)



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

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


Locy Type




Locy Type




Other Information

NAMESAKE - Admiral John Lorimer Worden, USN (March 12 1818 – October 19 1897)
Worden was an Officer in the United States Navy who served in the American Civil War

Four ships in the US Navy have been named in his honor; USS Worden TB-16, Worden DD-288, Worden DD-352 and Worden DLG/CG-18.



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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