CACHALOT SS 170

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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.


    Cachalot Class Submarine
    Authorized as V-8 (SC-4)
    Keel Laid 21 October 1931 - Launched 19 October 1933

  1. USS CACHALOT SS-170
  2. Commissioned 1 December 1933 - Decommissioned 17 October 1945

    Struck from Naval Register 1 November 1945
    Sold 26 January 1947 for scrap
Cachalot ss170 patch.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Cachalot SS-170 Covers Page 1    (1933-1940)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link
To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image


 

Locy Type
FDC 5hks

"PORTSMOUTH /
N.H."

1933-12-01

Bunter Cachalot SS 170 19331201 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Cachalot SS 170 19331201 1 front.jpg

Notes:


 

Locy Type
FDC 5hks

"FIRST DAY IN /
COMMISSION"

1933-12-01

Bunter Cachalot SS 170 19331201 2 pm1.jpg
Bunter Cachalot SS 170 19331201 2 front.jpg

Notes:


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-BTT)

"SAN DIEGO /
CALIF."

1937-02-22

GregCiesielski Cachalot SS170 19370222 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cachalot SS170 19370222 1 Front.jpg

Washington's Birthday. Add-on cachet by Alton (Budd) M. Arrington


 

Locy Type
3s (B-BTT)

"NAVY YARD /
BROOKLYN N.Y."

1938-07-01

GregCiesielski Cachalot SS170 19380701 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cachalot SS170 19380701 1 Front.jpg

75th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Cachet by Julius Glaser


 

Locy Type
5hks

"SAN DIEGO /
CAL"

1934-11-29

GregCiesielski Cachalot SS170 19341129 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cachalot SS170 19341129 1 Front.jpg

Note: Signed by NMC


 

Locy Type
9v (C)

1938-02-12

Bunter Cachalot SS 170 19380212 1 pm2.jpg
Bunter Cachalot SS 170 19380212 1 front.jpg

Notes:


 

Locy Type
9x (C)

1938-02-12

Bunter Cachalot SS 170 19380212 1 pm3.jpg
Bunter Cachalot SS 170 19380212 1 front.jpg

Notes:


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. C-4

1938-04-01

GregCiesielski Cachalot SS170 19380401 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cachalot SS170 19380401 1 Front.jpg

Naval Mail Clerk cachet, signed by the NMC.


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. C-4a

1938-12-01

GregCiesielski Cachalot SS170 19381201 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cachalot SS170 19381201 1 Front.jpg

5th Birthday Fancy Cancel. Cachet by Richard Buchwald, sponsored by Argonauts Crew No. 24, ANCS


 

Locy Type
SLKfl (51x6)

1937-12-01

JonBurdett cachalot ss170 19371201 slp.jpg
JonBurdett cachalot ss170 19371201.jpg

Strait Line from cover back


 

Locy Type
SLPb (46x5)

1938-01-01

Bunter Cachalot SS 170 19380101 2 pm1.jpg
Bunter Cachalot SS 170 19380101 2 front.jpg

Note: Cachet is thermographed.


 

Locy Type FAKE

"CACHALOT /
170"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-3

1941-10-19

GregCiesielski Cachalot SS170 19411019 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cachalot SS170 19411019 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by Sibley's Department Store (Hobby Shop)

 

Other Information

USS CACHALOT earned the American Defense Service Medal w/ Fleet clasp, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ three battle stars and the World War II Victory Medal during her Naval career.

USS Cachalot was stationed at the The Pearl Harbor Navy Yard on December 7th 1941

NAMESAKE - Named for the sperm whale.

There has been two submarines of the US Navy that have borne the name CACHALOT - USS Cachalot (Name changed to USS K-2 (SS-33) before Launching) and USS Cachalot SS-160.

The ships sponsor was Katherine Duer Kempff.

 


 

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