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Latest revision as of 14:42, 7 September 2019

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.

    Iowa Class Battleship
    Keel Laid January 6 1941 - Launched January 29 1944

  1. USS MISSOURI BB-63
    Commissioned June 11 1944 - Decommissioned February 26 1955
    Recommissioned May 10 1986 - Decommissioned March 31 1992

    Stricken for disposal January 12 1995
    Donated for preservation May 4 1998

    Preserved as a museum at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, June 1998
Missouri BB63 Crest.jpg

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 Missouri BB-63 Covers Page 1    (1944-86)
  2. USS Missouri BB-63 Covers Page 2    (1987-94)
  3. USS Missouri BB-63 Covers Page 3    (1995-2015)
  4. USS Missouri BB-63 Covers Page 4    (2019 First Day Covers)

 

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.
 
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


 

Postmark Type
---
Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link To
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Full Cover Image

1st Commissioning June 11 1944 to February 26 1955


 

Locy Type
2(n) Oct 27 1945

1945-10-27

GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19451027 5 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19451027 5 Front.jpg

Navy Day 1945. Cachet by Smartcraft.


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1949-02-16

GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19490216 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19490216 1 Front.jpg

5th Anniversary of the Battle of Truk Lagoon


 

Locy Type
2

1950-09-02

GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19500902 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19500902 1 Front.jpg

5th Anniversary of V-J Day, cachet by USS Brooklyn Crew No. 13, ANCS


 

Locy Type
2

1954-11-11

GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19541111 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19541111 1 Front.jpg

Veteran's Day


 

Locy Type
2z

1945-04-23

JohnGermann Missouri BB63 19450423 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Missouri BB63 19450423 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
7t

1952-06-15

JonBurdett missouri bb63 19520615 pm.jpg
JonBurdett missouri bb63 19520615.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
7tnu

1946-02-26

JonBurdett missouri bb63 19460226 pm.jpg
JonBurdett missouri bb63 19460226.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
7tnu

1946-04-20

GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19460420 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19460420 1 Front.jpg

Sailor's Mail


 

Locy Type
7z*

1944-11-06

JonBurdett missouri bb63 19441106 pm.jpg
JonBurdett missouri bb63 19441106.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9-1(n+u) (USS) 1986

1990-12-25

JonBurdett missouri bb63 19901225 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett missouri bb63 19901225.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9-1(n+u) (USS) 1991

1990-12-25

JonBurdett missouri bb63 19910212 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett missouri bb63 19910212.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. M-93b

1945-09-02

JonBurdett missouri bb63 19450902 pm.jpg
JonBurdett missouri bb63 19450902.jpg

Censored, WWII use


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. M-93b

1945-09-02

GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19450902 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19450902 1 Front.jpg

VJ-Day. Card printed by the USS Missouri Print Shop


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. M-93b

1945-09-02

GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19450902 1 Back.jpg
GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19450902 1 Front.jpg

VJ-Day. Card printed by the USS Missouri Print Shop


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. M-93c

1946-09-02

JonBurdett missouri bb63 19460902 pm.jpg
JonBurdett missouri bb63 19460902.jpg

1st Anniversary VJ-Day



2nd Commissioning May 10 1986 to March 31 1992


 

Locy Type
FDC F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. M-93e

1986-05-10

GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19860510 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19860510 1 Front.jpg

Recommissioning of the USS Missouri. Cachet Artist - Cachet Artist - Alton (Budd) M. Arrington, Cachet Sponsor - Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS) 1986

1986-05-12

GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19860512 1 Back.jpg
GregCiesielski Iowa BB61 19860512 1 Front.jpg

Unique 3-Battleship cover


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS) 1990

1991-01-16

Bunter Missouri BB 63 19910116 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Missouri BB 63 19910116 1 front.jpg

Notes:


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. M-93d

1985-09-02

GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19850902 5 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19850902 3 Front.jpg

40th Anniversary of V-J Day. Used while ship was in reactivation overhaul


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. M-93f

1991-12-07

JonBurdett missouri bb63 19911207 pm.jpg
JonBurdett missouri bb63 19911207.jpg

50th Anniversary Cancel of Pearl Harbor Attack


 

Locy Type
Meter OFR1 (#520010) ZIP 96689

1992-03-16

GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19920316 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19920316 1 Front.jpg

Official Mail. Commanding Officer's return address


 

Locy Type
Meter OFR2 (#520233) ZIP 96689

1990-04-23

GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19900423 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19900423 1 Front.jpg

Official Mail. Disbursing Officer's return address


 

Locy Type
LDPS 2-1(n+) (USS)

1992-02-28

GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19920228 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19920228 1 Front.jpg

Last Day of Postal Service, cachet by the USS Iowa Chapter No. 98, USCS


 

Locy Type
LDPS 9-1(n+u)

1992-02-28

JonBurdett missouri bb63 19920228 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett missouri bb63 19920228.JPG

Last Day of Postal Service


 

Locy Type
LDC F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. M-93g

1992-03-31

GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19920331 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19920331 1 Front.jpg

Decommissioning, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type
LDC 2-1(n+)

1992-03-31

GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19920331 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19920331 2 Front.jpg

Decommissioning


 

Locy Type
LDC 9-1u(n+) (USS)

1992-03-31

GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19920331 3 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19920331 2 Front.jpg

Decommissioning



USPS Pictorial Postmarks


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Last Day
In Commission"

Long Beach CA

1992-03-31

Bunter Missouri BB 63 19920331 1 pm3.jpg
Bunter Missouri BB 63 19920331 1 front.jpg

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USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Coalpex Exhibition
Station"

Walnut Creek CA

1995-05-20

GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19950520 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19950520 1 Front.jpg

Cachet created with labels.


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"50th Anniversary /
Station"

Iselin NJ

1995-09-02

GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19950902 4a Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 19950902 4a Front.jpg

Cachet created by using the selvage of the WWII stamp issue.


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"70th Anniversary /
Japanese Surrender /
aboard USS MISSOURI"

Honolulu HI

2015-09-02

GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 20150902 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 20150902 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS

 

Other Information

USS MISSOURI BB-63 earned the following awards during her Naval career - Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, Navy "E" Ribbon (with Wreathed Battle E device), China Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (with three campaign stars), World War II Victory Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal (with service star), Korean Service Medal {with silver service star (5 campaigns), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal (with two campaign stars), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (with two service stars), Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon, United Nations Service Medal and Liberation of Kuwait Medal.

USS MISSOURI BB-63 was the site of The Japanese Surrender September 2 1945 ending WWII.

NAMESAKE - Named for The State of Missouri.

The ships sponsor is Miss Margaret Truman, daughter of Senator Harry S. Truman of Missouri.

Four ships of the US Navy have borne the name MISSOURI - USS Missouri (1841 Sidewheel Frigate), USS Missouri BB-11, USS Missouri BB-63 and USS Missouri SSN-780.

 


 

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