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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.

    Benjamin Franklin Class Ballistic Missile Submarine
    Keel Laid August 24 1964 - Launched August 14 1965

    Commissioned June 15 1966 - Decommissioned March 18 1993

    Struck from Naval Register March 18 1993
    Disposed of through the NPSSRP March 21 1994

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 George Washington Carver SSBN-656 Covers Page 1     (1964-92)



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
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link
Full Cover Image

USPS Pictorial Postmark


Pictorial Postmark

Anniversary Station

Norfolk VA


50th Anniversary, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


Other Information

NAMESAKE - George Washington Carver (1864 - January 5 1943)
Carver studied agricultural science at Iowa State College, graduating in 1894 and receiving a Master of Science degree 2 years later. After serving briefly on the faculty there, he joined Booker T. Washington at Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, where he headed the Agricultural Department. In the ensuing years, his achievements in the fields of soil conservation, crop diversification, and utilization of southern plants and crops won him worldwide acclaim. He is remembered for the ingenuity which enabled him to discover some 300 new and useful products from the peanut, over 100 from the sweet potato, and about 60 from the pecan. He also found new uses from cotton, cowpeas and wild plums. He selflessly refused offers of fortunes for the commercial exploitation of his discoveries, choosing rather to give them freely to mankind. An indefatigable researcher and inventor, George Washington Carver died in Tuskegee, Ala., January 5 1943.

There has been two ships named after George Washington Carver - SS George Washington Carver, a Liberty ship, launched in May 1943; acquired by the War Department in November 1943, renamed United States Army hospital ship USAHS Dogwood; converted to a troop transport USAT George Washington Carver in January 1946; scrapped in 1964 in Oakland, California and USS George Washington Carver SSBN-656.

The ships sponsor was Marian Anderson (February 27, 1897 – April 8, 1993), an American contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century.



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