ALABAMA SSBN 731

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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.


    Ohio Class Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine
    Keel Laid 27 August 1981 - Launched 15 May 1984

  1. USS ALABAMA SSBN-731
  2. Commissioned 25 May 1985
ALABAMA SSBN 1 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Alabama SSBN-731 Covers Page 1    (1984-2020)

 

Postmarks

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Ships Postmarks


 

Locy Type
FDC F May 25, 1985

"COMMISSIONING / DAY"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-34

1985-05-25

GregCiesielski Alabama SSBN731 19850525 15 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Alabama SSBN731 19850525 15 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by K. Bongard. BLACK ink.


 

Locy Type
FDC F May 25, 1985

"COMMISSIONING / DAY"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-34

1985-05-25

GregCiesielski Alabama SSBN731 19850525 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Alabama SSBN731 19850525 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS. BLUE ink.


 

Locy Type
FDC F May 25, 1985

"COMMISSIONING / DAY"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-34

1985-05-25

GregCiesielski Alabama SSBN731 19850525 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Alabama SSBN731 19850525 2 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS. RED ink.


 

Locy Type 11-2(n)
(USS,FPO AP 96698-2109)

2010-05-25

GregCiesielski Alabama SSBN731 20100525 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Alabama SSBN731 20100525 5 Front.jpg

25th Anniversary of Commissioning. Cachet by Tom Armstrong



USPS Pictorial Postmarks


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"15th Anniversary
Sta."

Groton, CT

2000-05-25

GregCiesielski Alabama SSBN731 20000525 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Alabama SSN731 20000525 1 Front.jpg

15th Anniversary, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"25th Anniversary
Station"

Keyport WA

2010-05-25

GregCiesielski Alabama SSBN731 20100525 4 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Alabama SSBN731 20100525 4 Front.jpg

25th Anniversary, cachet by Tom Armstrong


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"25th Anniversary
Station"

Groton CT

2010-05-25

GregCiesielski Alabama SSBN731 20100525 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Alabama SSBN731 20100525 2 Front.jpg

25th Anniversary, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"30th Anniversary
Sta."

Groton CT

2015-05-25

GregCiesielski Alabama SSBN731 20150525 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Alabama SSBN731 20150525 1 Front.jpg

30th Anniversary. Postmark designed by Wolfgang Hechler, cachet by -


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"35th Anniversary
Sta."

Groton CT

2020-05-25

GregCiesielski Alabama SSBN731 20200525 1a Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Alabama SSBN731 20200525 1 Front.jpg

35th Anniversary. Cachet by Michael Brock

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for the state of Alabama.

Seven United States Navy ships have borne the name ALABAMA -
USS Alabama (1819, 74-gun ship of the line), USS Alabama (1838, a Sidewheel Steamer), USS Alabama (1850, Sidewheel Steamer), USS Alabama BB-8, USS Alabama SP-1052,
USS Alabama BB-60 and USS Alabama SSBN-731.

The ships sponsor is Mrs. Barbara E. Dickinson, wife of William Louis Dickinson, Representative from Alabama.

 


 

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