ZELLARS DD 777

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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.

    Allen M. Sumner Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid December 24 1943 - Launched July 19 1944

  1. USS ZELLARS DD-777
    Commissioned October 25 1944 - Decommissioned March 19 1971

    Struck from Naval Register March 19 1971

  2. ITS BABR DDG-7 (Iranian Naval Service)
    Sold to Iran March 19 1971, and renamed
    Commissioned October 12 1973

  3. ITS BABR D-61
    Redesignated (Date unknown)
    Inactive 1994
Zellars DD777 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1    (1945-68)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

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

Post Office Established November 22 1944 - Disestablished December 18 1969


 

Locy Type
2(n) Oct 27, 1945

1945-10-27

JonBurdett zellars dd777 19451027 pm.jpg
JonBurdett zellars dd777 19451027.jpg

Navy Day "Victory Cancel"


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1947-10-27

GregCiesielski Zellars DD777 19471027 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Zellars DD777 19471027 1 Front.jpg

Navy Day 1947, cachet by Dorothy W. Knapp


 

Locy Type
2(n) (USS)

1966-09-27
to
1966-10-03

JonBurdett zellars dd777 19660927 pm.jpg
JonBurdett zellars dd777 19660927.jpg

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Locy Type
2r

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. Z-1

1953-03-27

JonBurdett zellars dd777 19530327r pm.jpg
JonBurdett zellars dd777 19530327.jpg

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Locy Type
2r

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. Z-1a

1957-11-11

GregCiesielski Zellars DD777 19571111 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Zellars DD777 19571111 1 Front.jpg

"Welcome to Norfolk" cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u)

1962-07-25

JonBurdett zellars dd777 19620725-1 pm.jpg
JonBurdett zellars dd777 19620725.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9ef(n+u) (USS)

1967-11-03

JonBurdett zellars dd777 19671103 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett zellars dd777 19671103.jpg

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Locy Type
9efu

1963-11-26

JonBurdett zellars dd777 19631126 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett zellars dd777 19631126.jpg

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Locy Type
9fu (ZELLERS)

1957-11-11

GregCiesielski Zellars DD777 19571111 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Zellars DD777 19571111 2 Front.jpg

TCG Gaziantep, "Welcome to Norfolk" cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson

 

Other Information

ZELLARS earned 1 Battle Star for her World War II service and 4 Battle Stars for her Korean War service.

NAMESAKE - Thomas Edward Zellars
Zellars was a lieutenant (junior grade) in the United States Navy who served on the USS MISSISSIPPI BB-41. On June 12 1920, Thomas Zellars and 47 other crew members died in a firing accident. However before they were killed, Zellars apparently opened a flood valve that extinguished the fire, preventing further damage to the ship and likely saving the lives of his shipmates.

 


 

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