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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.

    Montgomery Class Protected Cruiser
    Keel Laid 29 October 1890 - Launched 5 December 1891

  1. USS MONTGOMERY Cruiser No. 9
  2. Commissioned 21 June 1894 - Decommissioned 15 September 1900
    Recommissioned 15 May 1900 - Decommissioned 15 September 1904
    Recommissioned 2 January 1908

  3. USS ANNISTON Cruiser No. 9
  4. Renamed 14 March 1918 - Decommissioned 16 May 1919

    Struck from Naval Register 29 August 1919
    Sold 14 November 1919 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 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. USS Montgomery Cruiser No. 9 Covers Page 1     (1911)



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 16 May 1919


Locy Type 1


From the Bob Govern collection.


Locy Type 3



From the Jim Myerson collection.


Locy Type 9v(C)



"On Piece". From the Jim Myerson collection.



Locy Type



Censored, Sailors mail. From the Darrell Kinzler collection.


Locy Type P

"U.S.S. /

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-31


Censored, Sailors mail. From the Darrell Kinzler collection.


Other Information

USS MONTGOMERY earned the Spanish Campaign Medal and the World War I Victory Medal w/ Escort Clasp during her Naval career.


NAMESAKE - Montgomery, the capital of Alabama

The ships sponsor was Miss Sophia Smith.

Six ships of the US Navy have borne the name MONTGOMERY - 4 of them named in honor of Major General Richard Montgomery (2 December 1738 – 31 December 1775) and two for Montgomery Alabama - USS Montgomery Cruiser No. 9 and USS Montgomery LCS-8.


NAMESAKE - Anniston, the county seat of Calhoun County, Alabama



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