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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.

    Sturgeon Class Attack Submarine
    Keel Laid 5 May 1964 - Launched 3 June 1967
    Laid up 5 June 1967 in Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
    Completed 7 December 1967

  1. USS POGY SSN-647
    Commissioned 15 May 1971 - Decommissioned 11 June 1999

    Struck from Naval Register 11 June 1999
    Disposed of 12 April 2000 through the
    Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program
    at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA

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 Pogy SSN-647 Covers Page 1     (1988-99)



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 F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-89


Visit to the North Pole, cacheted. Courtesy of the Jim Myerson collection.


Locy Type F


USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-89a


Visit to the North Pole, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


Other Information

NAMESAKE - A trout found in Lake Tahoe, CA

Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name POGY - USS Pogy SS-266 and USS Pogy SSN-647.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. George Wales, wife of the first commanding officer of USS Pogy SS-266 now RADM George J. Wales, USN(ret).



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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