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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.

    Connecticut Class Battleship
    Keel Laid 4 May 1904 - Launched 31 August 1905

  1. USS VERMONT Battleship No. 20
    Commissioned 4 March 1907 - Decommissioned 30 June 1920

    Designated (BB) 17 July 1920, while in reserve

    Struck from Naval Register 10 November 1923
    Sold 30 November 1923 and broken up 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 Vermont BB-20 Covers Page 1    (1909-1917)



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

Post Office Established 29 July 1908 - Disestablished 15 April 1915


Locy Type 1




Locy Type 3



Picture postcard from Japan


Locy Type 9v


Mark from back of cover

Post Office Reestablished 3 October 1916 - Disestablished 30 June 1920


Locy Type
3 (AC)


Censored, WWI use

USPS Pictorial Postmark


Pictorial Postmark

BB-20 Station"

Norfolk VA


100th Anniversary of the Great White Fleet, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for the State of Vermont

Three ships of the US Navy have borne the name VERMONT - USS Vermont (Ship of the Line 1848), USS Vermont BB-20 and USS Vermont SSN-792.



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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