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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.

    Los Angeles Class Attack Submarine
    Keel Laid 11 August 1978 - Launched 19 April 1980

    Commissioned 30 January 1982 - Decommissioned 19 November 1999

    Struck from Naval Register 19 November 1999
    Disposed of through Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program 1 January 2002

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 Boston SSN-703 Covers Page 1     (1978-1999)



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 To
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link
Full Cover Image

No Postmarks Reported - No Postal Facilities Onboard


Locy Type 2

USS Fulton



Keel Laying, cachet by Alton M. (Budd) Arrington


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for the city of Boston, Massachusetts.

Seven ships of the US Navy have borne the name BOSTON - USS Boston (1776 Gundalow), USS Boston (1777 24-gun Frigate), USS Boston (1799 28-gun Frigate),
USS Boston (1825 18-gun Sloop of War), USS Boston (1884 Protected Cruiser), USS Boston CA-69 and USS Boston SSN-703.

The ships sponsor is by Mrs. Edward Hidalgo.



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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