BATFISH SSN 681

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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.

    Sturgeon Class Attack Submarine
    Keel Laid 9 February 1970 - Launched 9 October 1971

  1. USS BATFISH SSN 681
    Commissioned 5 May 1972 - Decommissioned 2 November 1998

    Struck from Naval Register 17 March 1999
    Laid up at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard awaiting disposal
BATFISH SSN PATCH.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 Batfish SSN-681 Covers Page 1    (1971-99)

 

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


 

USPS Slogan
Machine Postmark

"Submarine Base Sta."

Groton, CT

1972-09-01

JohnGermann Batfish SSN681 19720901 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by the USS Nathan Hale Chapter No. 68, USCS


 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Any of several fishes; a pediculate fish of the West Indies, the flying gurnard of the Atlantic, or a California sting ray.

Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name BATFISH - USS Batfish SS-310 and USS Batfish SSN-681.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Arthur R. Gralla.

 


 

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