GAR SS 206

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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.

    Gar Class Submarine
    Keel Laid December 27 1939 - Launched November 7 1940

  1. USS GAR SS-206
    Commissioned April 14 1941 - Decommissioned December 11 1945
    Modified as Naval Reserve Training vessel September-October 1948
    Assigned to 4th Naval District at Cleveland, Ohio November 28 1948

    Struck from Naval Register May 29 1959
    Sold November 18 1959 for scrap

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Gar SS-206 Covers Page 1    (1940-41)



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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Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

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Cover Image

Post office established April 14 1941 - Disestablished January 31 1942


Locy Type
FDC 3r Apr 14, 1941



First Day of Commissioning. Cachet by Winfred M. Grandy and Henry S. Wright, sponsored by the David Bushnell Chapter No. 48, USCS


Locy Type
FDC 9x


First Day in Commission


Locy Type
3r (A-BBT)


Navy Day. Cachet by Wilfred R. Cyr. Sponsored by Argonauts Crew No. 24, ANCS


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Cachet by Gordon A. Shaw


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Other Information

USS GAR received 11 battle stars for service in World War II

NAMESAKE - Any of several ganoid fishes of the fresh and brackish waters of North and Central America, having long narrow jaws, an elongated body, and a long snout



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