ARGONAUT APS 1

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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.

    Argonaut Class Submarine
    Keel Laid 1 May 1925 - Launched 10 November 1927

  1. USS V-4 (SF-7)
    Commissioned 2 April 1928

  2. USS ARGONAUT SF-7
    Renamed 19 February 1931

  3. USS ARGONAUT SM-1
    Reclassified Minelaying Submarine (SM) 1 July 1931

  4. USS ARGONAUT APS-1
    Reclassified Transport Submarine (APS) 22 September 1942
    SUNK (depth charges) 10 January 1943 Solomon Sea
    Japanese aircraft (582d Kokutai) and Destroyers ISOKAZE and MAIKAZE
    All hands (105) of her crew were lost and remain on duty

    Struck from Naval Register 26 February 1943
ARGONAUT SS166.jpg

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 Argonaut Covers Page 1    (1928-1936)
  2. USS Argonaut Covers Page 2    (1937-1942)
  3. USS Argonaut Covers Page 3    (Launching Program {1927} - Memorial Covers {1943})

 

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
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Postmark Image
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Cover Image



USS V-4


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3s

1928-06-06

GregCiesielski V4 SF7 19280606 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski V4 SF7 19280606 1 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service.


 

Locy Type 3s

1928-06-13

GregCiesielski V4 SF7 19280613 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski V4 SF7 19280613 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 9v

1940-04-30

GregCiesielski V4 SF7 19400430 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski V4 SF7 19400430 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type F

"NAVY-YARD /
MARE IS,CAL"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. V-1

1930-03-19

GregCiesielski V4 SF7 19300319 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski V4 SF7 19300319 1 Front.jpg

Note:



USS ARGONAUT SF-7


 

Locy Type F

"SAN DIEGO /
CALIF."

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. V-1

1931-04-27

GregCiesielski Argonaut SF7 19310427 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Argonaut SF7 19310427 1 Front.jpg

Still using "V-4" named postmark in April 1931.



USS ARGONAUT SM-1


 

Locy Type
3z (BBT)

1942-01-01

Bunter Argonaut APS 1 19410101 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Argonaut APS 1 19410101 1 front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
5hks

"SAN DIEGO /
CALIFORNIA"

1932-04-10

JonBurdett argonaut sm1 19320410 pm.jpg
JonBurdett argonaut sm1 19320410.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 9v

1940-04-27

GregCiesielski Argonaut SM1 19400427 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Argonaut SM1 19400427 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type F

"CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR /
GREETINGS WITH ALOHA /
FROM HONOLULU HAWAII"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-39

1933-12-25

GregCiesielski Argonaut A1 19331225 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Argonaut A1 19331225 1 Front.jpg

Christmas Day.


 

Locy Type Fx

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-39b

1940-05-06

GregCiesielski Argonaut SM1 19400506 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Argonaut SM1 19400506 1 Front.jpg

Note:



USS ARGONAUT APS-1


 

Locy Type Fz

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-39a

1942-10-27

JonBurdett argonaut aps1 19421027 pm.jpg
JonBurdett argonaut aps1 19421027.jpg

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Non-Postal Marking


 

Non-Postal
Marking

1934-10-12

GregCiesielski Argonaut A1 19341012 3 Postmark.jpg

N/A

U.S.N. between two thick bars


 

Non-Postal
Marking

1940-03-17

GregCiesielski Argonaut A1 19400317 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Argonaut A1 19400317 1 Front.jpg

Star inside Registered marking with time and date

 

 

Other Information

USS ARGONAUT earned the American Defense Service Medal with "FLEET" clasp, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with two battle stars and the World War II Victory Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - The band of 50 heroes in Greek legend who sailed with Jason in the ship Argo to retrieve the Golden Fleece.

Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name ARGONAUT - USS Argonaut APS-1 and USS Argonaut SS-475.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Philip Mason Sears, the daughter of Admiral William D. MacDougall.

 


 

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