SAN DIEGO ACR 6

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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.

    Pennsylvania Class Armored Cruiser
    Keel Laid 7 May 1902 - Launched 28 April 1904

  1. USS CALIFORNIA Armored Cruiser No. 6
  2. Commissioned 1 August 1907

  3. USS SAN DIEGO Armored Cruiser No. 6
  4. Renamed 1 September 1914
    Decommissioned 24 May 1916
    Recommissioned 30 December 1916
    SUNK by Mine 19 July 1918 laid by German U-156 off Fire Island NY
    6 of her crew were lost with the ship and remain on duty
JonBurdett california acr6.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 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. USS California ACR-6 Covers Page 1    (1909-1914,1980)
  2. USS San Diego ACR-6 Covers Page 1    (1916-1918,1980)

 

Postmarks

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
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link
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Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
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Cover Image



USS CALIFORNIA Armored Cruiser No. 6

1 August 1907 to 1 September 1914


 

Locy Type 1

(1909)

1909-05-06

GregCiesielski California ACR6 19090506 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski California ACR6 19090506 1 Front.jpg

From the Jim Myerson collection.


 

Locy Type
1ay ("RECD")

1909-05-06

GregCiesielski California ACR6 19090506 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski California ACR6 19090506 2 Front.jpg

From the Jim Myerson collection.


 

Locy Type
2(C)

1910-11-10

GregCiesielski California ACR6 19101110 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski California ACR6 19101110 1 Front.jpg

From the Jim Myerson collection. The postmark type has been corrected from the catalog listing in the 5th edition.


 

Locy Type
3 (A)

"(Unreadable) /
CALIFORNIA"

1913-03-01

GregCiesielski California ACR6 19130301 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski California ACR6 19130301 1 Front.jpg

From the Jim Myerson collection.



USS SAN DIEGO Armored Cruiser No. 6

1 September 1914 to 19 July 1918


 

Locy Type 1z

1918-03-11

GregCiesielski SanDiego ACR6 19180311 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski SanDiego ACR6 19180311 1 Front.jpg

Censored. From the Jim Myerson collection.


 

Locy Type
3 (AC)

"MAZATLAN /
MEXICO"

1914-12-25

GregCiesielski SanDiego ACR6 19141225 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski SanDiego ACR6 19141225 1 Front.jpg

From the Jim Myerson collection.




 

Censor Marking

1918-05-20

GregCiesielski SanDiego ACR6 19180520 1 Marking.jpg
GregCiesielski SanDiego ACR6 19180520 1 Front.jpg

Knights of Columbus War Activities envelope. From the Jim Myerson collection.

 

Other Information

USS CALIFORNIA / SAN DIEGO earned the Nicaraguan Campaign Medal, the Mexican Service Medal and the World War I Victory Medal w/ ESCORT Clasp during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - (CALIFORNIA) Named for The State of California

NAMESAKE - (SAN DIEGO) Named for the city of San Diego, California

The ships sponsor was Miss Florence Pardee, the daughter of Governor of California George C. Pardee.

Seven ships of the US Navy have borne the name CALIFORNIA - USS California (1867 Screw Sloop), USS California ACR-6, USS California SP-249, USS California SP-647,
USS California BB-44, USS California CGN-36 and USS California SSN-781.

Four ships of the US Navy have borne the name SAN DIEGO - USS San Diego ACR-6, USS San Diego CL-53, USS San Diego AFS-6 and USS San Diego LPD-22.

 


 

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