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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.

    Cleveland Class Light Cruiser
    Keel Laid 6 February 1943 - Launched 28 December 1943

  2. Commissioned 8 June 1944 - Decommissioned 12 January 1950

    Struck from Naval Register 1 December 1970
    Sold 5 July 1972 for scrap


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 Pasadena CL-65 Covers Page 1    (1943-1947)



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


Locy Type


Add-on cachet by Michael Hebert (Mh Cachets)

Locy Type 2z



Locy Type P


USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-6


Add-on cachet by Michael Hebert (Mh Cachets)


Locy Type Pz


USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-6a


Censored, sailors mail. From the Bob Govern collection.


Locy Type Pz


USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-6a


Sailors mail.


Other Information

USS PASADENA earned the Navy Combat Action Ribbon, the China Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 5 Battle stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy WWII Occupation Medal w/ JAPAN Clasp, the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon and the Philippine Liberation Medal during her Naval career.

USS PASADENA CL-65 was at Tokyo Bay 2 September 1945 for the Japanese surrender.

NAMESAKE - Named for the city of Pasadena, California.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. C.G. Wopschall.

Three ships of the US Navy have borne the name PASADENA - USS Pasadena (1918), USS Pasadena CL-65 and USS Pasadena SSN-752.



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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