ALTAIR AD 11

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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.


    Altair Class Destroyer Tender
    Keel Laid December 18 1918
    Launched May 10 1919 as EDISTO
    Assigned to U.S. Navy June 1919 as ID No. 4156
    Transferred to U.S. Navy from USSB October 29 1921
    Renamed November 2 1921

  1. USS ALTAIR AD-11
    Commissioned December 6 1921 - Decommissioned June 21 1946

    Struck from Naval Register July 21 1946
    Sold March 9 1948 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. Covers Page 1     (1927-44)

 

Postmarks

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

Date From
to
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link To
Full Cover Image

Post Office Established October 17 1922 - Disestablished June 10 1946


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-TBB)

"SAN DIEGO /
CALIFORNIA"

1938-03-21

GregCiesielski Altair AD11 19380321 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Altair AD11 19380321 1 Front.jpg

Cachet incorrectly designates ALTAIR as "AD-9", corrected on reverse
Russell A. Court


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-TBB)

"SAN DIEGO /
CALIFORNIA"

1940-03-14

GregCiesielski Altair AD11 19400314 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Altair AD11 19400314 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3bps

"NEWPORT /
R. I."

1927-05-20

JonBurdett altair ad11 19270520 pm.jpg
JonBurdett altair ad11 19270520.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3s

"MOTHERS DAY /
SAN DIEGO CAL"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-74a

1934-05-13

GregCiesielski Altair AD11 19340513 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Altair AD11 19340513 1 Front.jpg

Mother's Day
F. R. Rice


 

Locy Type
3s

"SAN DIEGO /
CALIF."

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-74a

1935-04-10

GregCiesielski Altair AD11 19350410 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski BDLAltair AD11 19350410 1 Front.jpg

Add-on cachet by Bruce D. Liddell


 

Locy Type
3z (TTT)

1941-11-17

JonBurdett altair ad11 19411117 pm.jpg
JonBurdett altair ad11 19411117.jpg

Pre-Wartime Censored (WWII) use


 

Locy Type
3z (BTT)

1944-03-27

JonBurdett altair ad11 19440327 pm.jpg
JonBurdett altair ad11 19440327.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
6ep(2)

1940-11-24

JonBurdett altair ad11 19401124 pm.jpg
JonBurdett altair ad11 19401124.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
7dr

1937-12-06

GregCiesielski Altair AD11 19371206 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Altair AD11 19371206 1 Front.jpg

16th Anniversary
Frederick Horton


 

Locy Type
7dz

1943-02-19

JonBurdett altair ad11 19430219 pm.jpg
JonBurdett altair ad11 19430219.jpg

Censored Wartime (WWII) use


 

Locy Type
8

1929-02-19

JonBurdett altair ad11 19290219 pm.jpg
JonBurdett altair ad11 19290219.JPG

Official Business


 

Locy Type
9

1940-06-07

GregCiesielski Altair AD11 19400607 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Altair AD11 19400607 1 Front.jpg

Facing Slip


 

Locy Type
9efw

1938-05-02

JonBurdett altair ad11 19380502r pm9w.jpg
JonBurdett altair ad11 19380502.JPG

Note:


 

Locy Type
9x

1938-05-02

JonBurdett altair ad11 19380502r pm9x.jpg
JonBurdett altair ad11 19380502.JPG

Note:

 

Other Information

Awards, Citations, and Campaign Ribbons...
American Defense Medal (with Fleet clasp) - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

NAMESAKE - Named for a first magnitude star in the constellation Aquila, in the northern Milky Way.

 


 

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