ALVIN DSV 2

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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.

    DSV (Deep Submergence Vehicle)
    Built December 1962 - Tested February 1964 - Delivered May 1964

  1. DSV ALVIN DSV-2
    Placed In Service 5 June 1964

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. DSV Alvin DSV-2 Covers Page 1     1970-1985
  2. DSV Alvin DSV-2 Covers Page 2     2016-2018

 

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 To
Postmark Image
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Cover Image



USPS Pictorial Postmark


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"DSV-2 ALVIN
5000th Dive Station"

Woods Hole MA

2016-02-16

GregCiesielski DSVAlvin 20181228 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski DSVAlvin 20181228 1 Front.jpg

Collectors cover serviced by Richard F. Hoffner.



DSV Alvin Chapter No. 108, USCS Cover


 

USPS Type 9

Woods Hole MA

2016-02-16

GregCiesielski DSVAlvin 20160216 1 Front.jpg

N/A

Cachet by the DSV Alvin Chapter No. 108, USCS



Postage Stamps Commemorating DSV Alvin


 

MICRONESIA

1997

GregCiesielski DSVAlvin 1997 1 Front.jpg

N/A

Souvenir Sheet of nine "Exploring The Oceans - Pioneers of the Deep". Dr. Robert Ballard and ALVIN are featured on the center stamp, bottom row.


 

PALAU

2000

GregCiesielski DSVAlvin 2000 1 Front.jpg

N/A

"ALVIN visits geothermal vents", center stamp.

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named to honor the prime mover and creative inspiration for the vehicle, Allyn Vine.

 


 

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