Monday, June 25, 2012

USS Winslow

And this vintage cover in very good condition is about - The third USS Winslow (DD-359/AG-127) was a Porter-class destroyer in the United States Navy. She was named after Rear Admiral John Ancrum Winslow and Cameron McRae Winslow. The Winslow was laid down on 18 December 1933 at Camden, New Jersey, by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation; launched on 21 September 1936; sponsored by Miss Mary Blythe Winslow; and commissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 17 February 1937, Commander Irving R. Chambers in command. And the importance of this FDC is that, the postmark is of that date and from the PO at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
After the war The Winslow was used for various purposes, including that of a weapons testing platform. She continued her experimental work with the Operational Development Force until she was decommissioned on 28 June 1950. Winslow remained in reserve, berthed with the Charleston Group, Atlantic Reserve Fleet, until declared unfit for further naval service on 5 December 1957. Her name was struck from the Navy list on that same day, and she was sold on 23 February 1959 for scrapping.
The stamp on this cover portrays Generals Jackson & Scott. And the stamp was issued on January 15, 1937. The controversy between these two Generals is interesting. But, I’ll keep that for another day. Thank you Maria for this cover dated 17th Feb, 1937.

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