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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.

    Salmon Class Submarine
    Keel Laid 15 April 1936 - Launched 12 June 1937

  1. USS SALMON SS-182
  2. Commissioned 15 March 1938 - Decommissioned 24 September 1945

    Struck from Naval Register 11 October 1945
    Scrapped 4 April 1946

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 Salmon SS-182 Covers Page 1    (1936-1941)
  2. USS Salmon SS-182 Covers Page 2    (1938 Shakedown Cruise)



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
FDC 3r (A-BTT)



Commissioning, cachet by Argonauts Crew No. 24, ANCS


Locy Type
3r (A-BTT)



Shakedown Cruise, cachet by P. J. (PeeJay) Ickeringill, cachet sponsored by Frederick Horton


Locy Type 9v



On Piece


Locy Type 9x



On Piece


Other Information

USS SALMON earned the Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ nine Battle stars and the World War II Victory Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A soft-finned, gamy fish which inhabits the coasts of America and Europe in northern latitudes and ascends rivers for the purpose of spawning. Salmon are highly valued for their rich, succulent meat.

The ships sponsor was Miss Hester Laning.



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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