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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.

    Gato Class Submarine
    Keel Laid April 7 1943 - Launched September 26 1943

    Commissioned January 26 1944 - Decommissioned December 6 1946
    Recommissioned February 6 1952
    Decommissioned September 22 1953 for GUPPY (snorkel) configuration
    Recommissioned May 15 1954 - Decommissioned August 7 1954

  2. TCG PREVEZE D-7 (Turkish Naval Service)
    Loaned and Commissioned in Turkish Navy August 7 1954

  3. TCG PREVEZE S-22 (Turkish Naval Service)
    Re-numbered (S-22) in 1955

  4. TCG PREVEZE S-340 (Turkish Naval Service)
    Re-numbered (S-340) in 1959
    Sold to Turkey January 1 1971
    Decommissioned from Turkish Navy May 4 1972.

    Struck from the Naval Vessel Registry January 1 1971

  5. CERYAN BOYU No.4 (Turkish Naval Service)
    Renamed and served as a charging boat at Golcuk Navy Yard without a sail until she was scrapped in Sept. 1983.
    Her sail was used as a memorial at the sub base until the earthquake on August 17 1999.

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 name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). 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. Covers Page 1     (1943)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. 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

Date From
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

1st Commissioning January 26 1944 to December 6 1946


Machine Cancel

Manitowoc WI



Keel Laying


Machine Postmark

Manitowoc, WI


Commissioning, cachet by Rev. August G. Dusold.

3rd Commissioning May 15 1954 to August 7 1954


USPO Slogan
Machine Cancel

New London CT



Submarine Force cachet. This cover has the embossed seal of the GUITARRO.


Other Information

USS GUITARRO was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation and four battle stars for her World War II service.

NAMESAKE - A ray of the guitar-fish family.



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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