ARCTIC AF 7

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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.


    Arctic Class Stores Ship
    Built 1919 for United States Shipping Board (USSB) as YAMHILL
    Acquired by US Navy 4 November 1921

  1. USS ARCTIC AF-7
    Commissioned 7 November 1921 - Decommissioned 3 April 1946

    Struck from Naval Register 1 May 1946
    Transferred 3 July 1946 to Maritime Commission for disposal

    Sold 19 August 1947 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 Arctic AF-7 Covers Page 1    (1931-1945)

 

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
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image

Post Office Established March 15 1922 - Disestablished March 26 1946


 

Locy Type
3 (B-BTT)

1933-11-02

GregCiesielski Arctic AF7 19331102 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Arctic AF7 19331102 1 Front.jpg

Add-on cachet by Bruce D. Liddell


 

Locy Type
3 (BC-BBT)

"SAN DIEGO /
CALIFORNIA"

1935-06-14

GregCiesielski Arctic AF7 19350614 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski BDLArctic AF7 19350614 1 Front.jpg

Add-on cachet by Bruce D. Liddell


 

Locy Type
3b (BC-BXT)

"SAN DIEGO /
CALIFORNIA"

1941-09-23

JonBurdett arctic af7 19371027r pm.jpg
JonBurdett arctic af7 19371027.jpg

Bottom bar not visible


 

Locy Type
3a (BC)

"MARE ISLAND /
CALIFORNIA"

1938-01-25

JonBurdett arctic af7 19380125 pm.jpg
JonBurdett arctic af7 19380125.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BBT)

1941-09-23

GregCiesielski Arctic AF7 19410923 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Arctic AF7 19410923 1 Front.jpg

Add-on cachet by Bruce D. Liddell


 

Locy Type
3r (A, D2)

1931-04-08

GregCiesielski Arctic AF7 19310408 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Arctic AF7 19310408 1 Front.jpg

Add-on cachet by Bruce D. Liddell


 

Locy Type
3r (A-BTT)

1938-05-10

GregCiesielski Arctic AF7 19380510 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Arctic AF7 19380510 1 Front.jpg

Add-on cachet by Bruce D. Liddell


 

Locy Type
3z (BBT)

1943-04-26

JonBurdett arctic af7 19430426 pm.jpg
JonBurdett arctic af7 19430426.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 9

1936-05-02

JonBurdett arctic af7 19360502 pm.jpg
JonBurdett arctic af7 19360502.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9efu

1945-07-23

JonBurdett arctic af7 19450723r pm.jpg
JonBurdett arctic af7 19450723.jpg

Marking from back of cover


 

Locy Type
9v

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-35d

1936-04-18

Bunter Arctic AF 7 19360418 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Arctic AF 7 19360418 1 front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9efw

1936-03-24

JonBurdett arctic af7 19360324 pm.jpg
JonBurdett arctic af7 19360324.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type F

"FIRST DAY /
VON LOSBERG /
CANCEL"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-35

1935-12-25

GregCiesielski Arctic AF7 19351225 3 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Arctic AF7 19351225 3 Front.jpg

Christmas Day, no cachet.
According to the USCS Cachetmakers Catalog (Vol. I), Cachetmaker John C. Von Losberg arranged to have this postmark (and maybe others) created for the USS ARCTIC.


 

Locy Type P

"USS ARCTIC /
TOKYO BAY"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-35b

1945-11-26

JonBurdett arctic af7 19451126 pm.jpg
JonBurdett arctic af7 19451126.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
FAKE

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-3b
(Eagle)

1941-08-23

Bunter Arctic AF 7 19410823 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Arctic AF 7 19410823 1 front.jpg

Cachet and Postmark by Sibley's Dept. Store (Hobby Shop)


 

Locy Type
LDPS P

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-35b

1946-03-27

JohnGermann Arctic AF7 1960327 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Arctic AF7 1960327 1 Front.jpg

Last Day of Postal Service, rubber stamp, add-on cachet by William Frederick



Non-Postal Markings


 

Non-Postal
Marking

1935-10-12

GregCiesielski Arctic AF7 19351012 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Arctic AF7 19351012 1 Postmark.jpg

U.S.N. between two thick bars


 

Non-Postal
Marking

1935-12-25

GregCiesielski Arctic AF7 19351225 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Arctic AF7 19351225 1 Front.jpg

U.S.S. ARCTIC between two rows of stars.


 

Non-Postal
Marking

1936-04-01

GregCiesielski Arctic AF7 19360401 1 NPM.jpg
GregCiesielski Arctic AF7 19360401 1 Front.jpg

U.S.N. with a Anchor


 

Non-Postal
Marking

1936-10-27

GregCiesielski Arctic AF7 19361027 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Arctic AF 7 19361027 1 Postmark.jpg

U.S.N. in a Star

 

Other Information

USS ARCTIC earned the American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp), the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named for the region surrounding the North Pole. It extends outward from the pole to 70° north latitude.

 


 

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