ROCHESTER CA 2

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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.

    New York Class Armored Cruiser
    Keel Laid September 19 1890 - Launched December 2 1891

  1. '''USS NEW YORK Armored Cruiser No. 2'''
    Commissioned August 1 1893 - Decommissioned March 31 1905
    Recommissioned May 15 1909 - Decommissioned December 31 1909
    Recommissioned April 1 1910

  2. '''USS SARATOGA Armored Cruiser No. 2'''
    Renamed February 16 1911 - Reduced commission February 6 1916
    Recommissioned (Full) April 23 1917

  3. '''USS ROCHESTER Armored Cruiser No. 2'''
    Renamed December 1 1917

  4. '''USS ROCHESTER CA-2'''
    Designated (CA) July 17 1920
    Decommissioned April 29 1933

    Stricken October 28 1938
    Scuttled December 1941 to prevent her capture by the Japanese

 

Naval Covers

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  1. New York ACR-2 Covers Page 1    (1909-10)
  2. Saratoga CA-2 Covers Page 1    (1911-12)
  3. Rochester CA-2 Covers Page 1    (1932-33)

 

Postmarks

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.
 
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3rd Commissioning April 1 1910 to October 12 1914


 
Locy Type
1
1910-04-24
As NEW YORK. Picture postcard of the Receiving Ships USS FRANKLIN and USS RICHMOND
 
Locy Type
1
1910-08-14
As NEW YORK. Picture postcard of Landing Pier Town - Aden
 
N/A N/A N/A
As NEW YORK. Photograph entitled "New York firing 8 inch turrets 1910"
 
Locy Type
1
1911-07-15
As SARATOGA. Picture postcard of "Itsukushima Shrine at Aki"
 
Locy Type
2 (C)
1912-05-29
As SARATOGA
Picture postcard of "Manchurian Army at Hankow"

4th Commissioning November 23 1916 to April 29 1933


 
Locy Type
2 (C)
1917-01-12
As SARATOGA. (In Reduced Commission with the Pacific reserve fleet.)
 
Locy Type
3s (AC)

"MANZANILLA /
CUBA"
1923-01-17
As ROCHESTER CA-2. Picture postcard from Santiago Cuba
 
Locy Type
5hks

"BALBOA /
CANAL ZONE"
1932-02-22
As ROCHESTER CA-2. Type 6 postmark on reverse, dated 02/22/1931 (in error). Add-on cachet by Bruce D. Liddell
 
Locy Type
5hks

"HONOLULU TH /
CHINA BOUND"
1932-03-26
As ROCHESTER CA-2.
 
Locy Type
5hks

"SHANGHAI /
CHINA"
1932-05-04
As ROCHESTER CA-2. First Day as Asiatic Fleet Flagship.
 
Locy Type
5hsu

"SHANGHAI CHN /
CHRISTMAS"
1932-12-25
As ROCHESTER CA-2
Christmas.
 
Locy Type
6
1932-02-22
As ROCHESTER CA-2
Type 6 postmark on reverse, dated 02/22/1931 (in error). Add-on cachet by - Bruce D. Liddell
 
Locy Type
6
1931-05-09
As ROCHESTER CA-2
 
Locy Type
LDC 5hsu

"CAVITE P.I. /
LAST DAY"
1933-04-29
As ROCHESTER CA-2
Decommissioning at the Olongapo Shipyard, P.I. Cachet by Naval Mail Clerk H. E. Rhodes
 
Locy Type
LDC F

USCS Catalog
Illustration
R-50
1933-04-29
As ROCHESTER CA-2
Decommissioning at the Olongapo Shipyard, P.I. Cachet by Naval Mail Clerk H. E. Rhodes

 

Other Information

'''NAMESAKE''' - Named for the cities in The State of New York.

 


 

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