SEATTLE IX 39

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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.

    Tennessee Class Armored Cruiser
    Keel Laid 23 September 1903 - Launched 18 March 1905

  1. USS WASHINGTON Armored Cruiser No. 11
  2. Commissioned 7 August 1906 - Decommissioned 9 July 1912
    Placed In Service as Receiving Ship 20 July 1913
    Recommissioned 23 April 1914 - Decommissioned 31 March 1916

  3. USS SEATTLE Armored Cruiser No. 11
  4. Recommissioned and Renamed 9 November 1916
    Decommissioned 14 February 1921

  5. USS SEATTLE CA-11
  6. Designated (CA) 17 July 1920 while in Reserve
    Recommissioned 1 March 1923
    Placed In Service 29 August 1927 as Receiving Ship, Brooklyn Navy Yard
    Decommissioned 15 September 1927

  7. USS SEATTLE (Unclassified)
  8. Designation dropped 1 July 1931

  9. USS SEATTLE IX-39
  10. Designated Miscellaneous Unclassified (IX) 19 February 1941
    Placed Out of Service 28 June 1946

    Struck from Naval Register 19 July 1946
    Sold 3 December 1946 for scrap
Washington acr11.JPG

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Washington Armored Cruiser No. 11 Covers Page 1    (1908-1915)
  2. USS Seattle IX-39 Covers Page 1    (1917-1941)

 

Postmarks

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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
To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image

USS WASHINGTON ACR-11

Post Office Established 15 August 1908 - Disestablished 22 February 1914


 

Locy Type 1

(1908 year date)

1908-12-21

Bunter Seattle IX 39 19081221 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Seattle IX 39 19081221 1 front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 1

(1909 year date)

1910-10-12

JonBurdett washington ca11 19101012-1r pm.jpg
JonBurdett washington ca11 19101012-1.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 2

1912-06-10

GregCiesielski Washington CA11 19120610 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Washington CA11 19120610 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (AC)

"VERA CRUZ /
MEXICO"

(1914)

1914-06-23

GregCiesielski Washington CA11 19140623 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Washington CA11 19140623 1 Front.jpg

Facing slip. Courtesy of Stewart Milstein.


 

Locy Type
3 (AC)

"PORTAPRINCE /
HAITI"

(1915)

1915-09-10

GregCiesielski Washington CA11 19150910 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Washington CA11 19150910 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. W-9

1911-01-28

JonBurdett washington ca11 19110128 pm.jpg
JonBurdett washington ca11 19110128.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. W-9a

1912-07-09

GregCiesielski Washington ACR11 19120709 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Washington ACR11 19120709 1 Back.jpg

Picture postcard from Ft. Monroe, VA



USS SEATTLE CA-11

Post Office Established 1 December 1916 - Disestablished 14 February 1921


 

Locy Type
1z

1918-04-09

JonBurdett seattle ca11 19180409 pm.jpg
JonBurdett seattle ca11 19180409.jpg

Censored WWI use


 

Locy Type
3 (AC)

1917-03-15

GregCiesielski Seattle ACR11 19170315 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Seattle ACR11 19170315 1 Back.jpg

Picture postcard from Santiago de Cuba


 

Locy Type
9v

1917-01-09

JonBurdett seattle ca11 19170109r pm.jpg
JonBurdett seattle ca11 19170109.JPG

Mark from back of cover



USS SEATTLE CA-11

Post Office Reestablished 2 April 1923 - Disestablished 1 September 1927


 

Locy Type
3 (A)

"PORTLAND /
MAINE"

1927-08-12

JonBurdett seattle ca11 19270812 pm.jpg
JonBurdett seattle ca11 19270812.jpg

Note:



U.S. RECEIVING SHIP In Service 29 August 1927 to 28 June 1946


 

Locy Type 3

"NAVY DAY /
USS SEATTLE"

Brooklyn, N.Y. /
U.S. Receiving Ship

(Small Letters)

1933-10-27

GregCiesielski Seattle 19331027 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Seattle 19331027 1 Front.jpg

Navy Day, cachet by the Farragut Chapter No. 3, USCS


 

Locy Type 3

"USS /
SEATTLE"

Brooklyn, N.Y. /
U.S. Receiving Ship

(Large Letters)

1938-03-08

GregCiesielski Seattle 19380308 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Seattle 1938030 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by Ted Rauterberg


 

Locy Type 9

Brooklyn, N.Y. /
U.S. Receiving Ship

1935-07-04

JonBurdett seattle ix39 19350704 pm.jpg
JonBurdett seattle ix39 19350704.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 9
w/ Slogan Box

New York, N.Y. /
Receiving Sta. Br.

"NAVY DAY /
U.S.S. SEATTLE"

USCS Receiving
Ships Catalog
Postmark Illus. RS-N-1a

1945-10-27

JonBurdett seattle ix39 19451027 pm.jpg
JonBurdett seattle ix39 19451027.jpg

Navy Day


 

Brooklyn Receiving
Ship Fancy Cancel

"Daniel Boone /
Anniversary of Birth"

US Receiving Ship Brooklyn NY

USCS Receiving
Ships Catalog
Postmark Illus. RS-B-1a

1935-02-11

JonBurdett seattle ix39 19350211 pm.jpg
JonBurdett seattle ix39 19350211.JPG

Daniel Boone Bicentennial.


 

Brooklyn Receiving
Ship Fancy Cancel

"Memorial Day"

US Receiving Ship Brooklyn NY

USCS Receiving
Ships Catalog
Postmark Illus. RS-B-1c

1935-05-30

JonBurdett seattle 19350530 pm.jpg
JonBurdett seattle 19350530.jpg

Memorial Day 1935


 

Brooklyn Receiving
Ship Fancy Cancel

"Memorial Day /
May 30th 1935 /
Lest We Forget"

US Receiving Ship Brooklyn NY

USCS Receiving
Ships Catalog
Postmark Illus. RS-B-1d

1935-05-30

JonBurdett seattle ix39 19350530 pm.jpg
JonBurdett seattle ix39 19350530.jpg

Memorial Day 1935


 

Brooklyn Receiving
Ship Fancy Cancel

US Receiving Ship Brooklyn NY

USCS Receiving
Ships Catalog
Postmark Illus. RS-B-1e

1936-12-25

GregCiesielski Seattle 19361225 4 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Seattle 19361225 3 Back.jpg

Christmas Day from the back of the David R Annis cacheted cover.


 

Brooklyn Receiving
Ship Fancy Cancel

"Patriot's / Day"

US Receiving Ship Brooklyn NY

USCS Receiving
Ships Catalog
Postmark Illus. RS-B-1g

1937-04-19

JonBurdett seattle ix39 19370419 pmf.jpg
JonBurdett seattle ix39 19370419.jpg

Note:


 

Brooklyn Receiving
Ship Fancy Cancel

"A Daring / Act"

US Receiving Ship Brooklyn NY

USCS Receiving
Ships Catalog
Postmark Illus. RS-B-1h

1937-02-16

JonBurdett seattle ix39 19370216 pm.jpg
JonBurdett seattle ix39 19370216.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type P

US Receiving Ship Brooklyn NY

U.S.S. corrected to U.S.

1941-07-23

Bunter US RECEIVING SHIP BROOKLYN NY 19410723 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter US RECEIVING SHIP BROOKLYN NY 19410723 1 front.jpg

Thermographed cachet by George V. Sadworth.


 

Locy Type
SLPb

1937-02-25

JonBurdett seattle ix39 19370225 pm.jpg
JonBurdett seattle ix39 19370225.JPG

Note:


 

Locy Type
Receiving mark

"Captain's Office /
Receiving Ship /
At New York"

1937-04-23

JonBurdett seattle ix39 19370423 rec.jpg
JonBurdett seattle ix39 19370423.jpg

Note:

 

Other Information

USS WASHINGTON / SEATTLE earned the Mexican Service Medal, the Haitian Campaign Medal, the World War I Victory Medal w/ Escort Clasp, the American Defense Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - (WASHINGTON) Named for the state of Washington.

NAMESAKE - (SEATTLE) Named for the city of Seattle, Washington.

The ship's sponsor was Miss Helen Stewart Wilson, daughter of United States Senator John L. Wilson of Washington state.

Ten ships of the US Navy have borne the name WASHINGTON - USS Washington (1775 Schooner), USS Washington (1776 Row Galley), USS Washington (1776 Frigate), USS Washington (1776 Lateen-Rigged Galley),
USS Washington (1814 Ship of the Line), USRC Washington (1833 Revenue Cutter), USS Washington ACR-11, USS Washington BB-47, USS Washington BB-56 and USS Washington SSN-787
The first six ships were named after George Washington, the last 4 were named after Washington state.

 


 

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