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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.

    Sturgeon Class Nuclear Powered Attack Submarine
    Keel Laid 20 August 1968 - Launched 23 May 1970

  1. USS DRUM SSN 677
    Commissioned 15 April 1972 - Decommissioned 30 October 1995

    Struck from the Naval Register 30 October 1995 - Scheduled for disposal (NPSSRP) 8 October 2001

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. USS Drum SSN-677 Covers Page 1    (1970-1995)



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

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image



USPO 1-bar

Mare Island, CA



Keel Laying, cachet sponsored by the USS Saginaw Chapter No. 59, USCS


Other Information

NAMESAKE: Named for the Drum, also known as the Croaker or Hardhead, any of various fishes of the Sciaenidae family, capable of making a drumming noise and best known on the Atlantic coast of North America.

Two submarines of the US Navy have borne the named DRUM - USS Drum SS 228 and USS Drum SSN 677.



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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