CABOT AVT 3

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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.

    Independence Class Aircraft Carrier
    Ordered as Cleveland Class Light Cruiser WILMINGTON CL-79
    Keel Laid 16 March 1942
    Reordered as Carrier and redesignated (CV) 2 June 1942
    Renamed 23 June 1942
    Launched 4 April 1943
    Redesignated Light Aircraft Carrier (CVL) 15 July 1943

  1. USS CABOT CVL-28
    Commissioned 24 July 1943 - Decommissioned 11 February 1947
    Recommissioned 27 October 1948 as a Naval Air Reserve Training Carrier
    Decommissioned 21 January 1955

  2. USS CABOT AVT-3
    Reclassified Aircraft Transport (AVT) 15 May 1959 while in reserve

    Struck from Naval Register 1 August 1972

  3. SPS DEDALO PH-01
    Loaned to Spain and renamed
    Commissioned 30 August 1967
    Sold to Spain 5 December 1972

  4. SPS DEDALO PA-01
    Reclassified Aircraft Carrier (PA) 28 September 1976

  5. SPS DEDALO R-01
    Redesignated in accordance to NATO practice 1980

    Stricken from the Spanish Navy List 5 August 1989
    Sold 1997 for scrap
Cabot CVL28 1 Crest.jpg
Dedalo PA01 Crest.jpg


Naval Covers

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  1. USS Cabot CVL-28 Covers Page 1    (1943-1950)

 

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
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Postmark Image
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Post Office Established 24 July 1943 - Disestablished 25 March 1946


 

Locy Type
FDC 9efu

1943-07-24

GregCiesielski Cabot CVL28 19430724 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cabot CVL28 19430724 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning. Add-on cachet by Richard F. Hoffner


 

Locy Type 2(n)

1945-12-04

GregCiesielski Cabot CVL28 19451204 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cabot CVL28 19451204 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by B. Saunders Bullard


 

Locy Type 2z

1946-04-18

GregCiesielski Cabot CVL28 19460418 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cabot CVL28 19460418 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 2z*

1943-09-13

GregCiesielski Cabot CVL28 19430913 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cabot CVL28 19430913 1 Front.jpg

Censored sailor's mail, cover provided by the USO.


 

Locy Type
9efu

1945-12-26

GregCiesielski Cabot CVL28 19451226 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cabot CVL28 19451226 1 Front.jpg

Add-on cachet by Richard F. Hoffner



Post Office Reestablished 1 December 1948 - Disestablished 1954


 

Locy Type
FDPS 2t(nu)

1948-12-01

GregCiesielski Cabot CVL28 19481201 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cabot CVL28 19481201 1 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type 2(n)

1954-03-22

GregCiesielski Cabot CVL28 19540322 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cabot CVL28 19540322 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2t(nu)

1950-06-14

JonBurdett cabot cvl28 19500614 pm.jpg
JonBurdett cabot cvl28 19500614.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9ef(nu)

1949-03-28

GregCiesielski Cabot CVL28 19490328 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cabot CVL28 19490328 1 Front.jpg

Add-on cachet by Richard F. Hoffner



SPS DEDALO R-01


 

USPS
Type 9 Cancel

New Orleans LA

1989-08-05

GregCiesielski Cabot CVL28 19890805 1 Front.jpg

N/A

Decommissioning of SPS Dedalo R-01. Add-on cachet by Richard F. Hoffner

 

Other Information

USS CABOT earned the Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 9 Battle stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal w/ "Asia" and "Europe" clasps, the National Defense Service Medal, the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon and the Philippine Liberation Medal (3 awards) during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto),a Venetian navigator, credited as the first European to reach the North American continent on June 24 1497 while sailing under the sponsorship of King Henry VII of England.

The ships sponsor was Elizabeth "Bess" Burdine Read.

 


 

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