CALIFORNIA CGN 36

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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.

    California Class Guided Missile Cruiser
    Keel Laid 23 January 1970 - Launched 22 September 1971

  1. USS CALIFORNIA DLGN-36
    Commissioned 16 February 1974

  2. USS CALIFORNIA CGN-36
    Redesignated (CGN) 1 July 1975
    Decommissioned 9 July 1999

    Scrapped 12 May 2000
CALIFORNIA DLGN PATCH.jpg
CALIFORNIA CG 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).

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  1. USS California CGN-36 Covers Page 1     (1979-81)

 

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
Thumbnail Link
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Cover Image

Post Office Established December 12 1973 - Disestablished August 28 1998


 

Locy Type
FDC 2(n) Feb 16, 1974

1974-02-16

JohnGermann California DLGN36 19740216 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann California DLGN36 19740216 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson.


 

Locy Type
2(n) (USS)

1975-06-30

GregCiesielski California DLGN36 19750630 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski California DLGN36 19750630 1 Front.jpg

Last Day as DLGN-36
Rich Hoffner, 98 Covers Serviced
Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u) (CGN,USS)

1975-07-01

GregCiesielski California CGN36 19750701 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski California CGN36 19750701 1 Front.jpg

First Day as CGN-36
Rich Hoffner, 123 Covers Serviced
Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u) (USS) 1988

1988-02-22

GregCiesielski California CGN36 19880222 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski California CGN36 19880222 1 Front.jpg

Presidents Day
Herb Gordon


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u) (USS) 1989

1989-05-29

GregCiesielski California CGN36 19890529 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski California CGN36 19890529 1 Front.jpg

Port Visit
Tom Armstrong


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u) (USS) 1994

1993-01-25

GregCiesielski California CGN36 19930125 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski California CGN36 19930125 1 Front.jpg

The USS California leaves Puget Sound Naval Shipyard today
Tom Armstrong


 

Locy Type
2t(n+) (USS,FPO AP 96662-1163)

1997-02-05

GregCiesielski Dace SSN607 19970205 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Dace SSN607 19970205 1 Front.jpg

Tom Armstrong


 

Locy Type
9-1(n+u) (USS)

1992-12-25

GregCiesielski California CGN36 19921225 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski California CGN36 19921225 2 Front.jpg

Merry Christmas
Tom Armstrong


 

Locy Type
9-1(n+u) (USS,closing paren. missing)

1994-02-16

GregCiesielski California CGN36 19940216 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski California CGN36 19940216 2 Front.jpg

20th Anniversary
Tom Armstrong


 

Locy Type
LDPS 2t(n+) Aug 28, 1998

1998-08-28

GregCiesielski California CGN36 19980828 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski California CGN36 19980828 1 Front.jpg

Deactivation Ceremony
Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type
LDPS 9-1(n+u)

1998-08-28

GregCiesielski California CGN36 19980828 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski California CGN36 19980828 1 Front.jpg

Deactivation Ceremony
Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type
LDC F

1999-07-09

GregCiesielski California CGN36 19990709 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski California CGN36 19990709 1 Front.jpg

Decommissioning
Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


USPS Pictorial


 

USPS Pictorial

"West Coast Stamp & Cover Fest Station"

Irving, CA

1996-07-27

GregCiesielski California CGN36 19960727 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski California CGN36 19960727 1 Front.jpg

USCS 40th Convention, Cachet honors the USS California
USS Los Angeles Chapter No. 97, USCS


  1. Memorabilia Page    (1974-99)

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for the State of California

 


 

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