A 5

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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.

    Adder Class Submarine Torpedo Boat
    Keel Laid 10 December 1900 - Launched 14 January 1903

    Commissioned 28 May 1903 - Decommissioned 28 November 1906
    Recommissioned 8 June 1908

  2. USS A-5
    Renamed A-5 (Submarine Torpedo Boat No.5) 17 November 1911 - Decommissioned 28 June 1912
    Recommissioned 17 April 1915 (at Olongapo, PI)

  3. USS A-5 SS-6
    Designated (SS-6) 17 July 1920 - Decommissioned 25 July 1921

    Struck from the Naval Register 16 January 1922
    Final Disposition - designated as a target, fate unknown.

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. Covers Page 1     (DATE RANGE)



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
Killer Bar Text

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
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Cover Image



c 1905

GregCiesielski Pike 1905 1 Front.jpg


From the collection of Paul Huber. Postcard - "U.S. Submarine "PIKE" showing stern view. San Diego Cal."



c 1905

GregCiesielski Pike 1905 2 Front.jpg


From the collection of Paul Huber. Postcard - "U.S. Submarine "PIKE". San Diego Cal."


Other Information

This section lists any other information that might be relevant to this ship.



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