CANOPUS AS 34

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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.

    Simon Lake Class Submarine Tender
    Keel Laid 2 March 1964 - Launched 12 February 1965

  1. USS CANOPUS AS-34
    Commissioned 4 November 1965 - Decommissioned 30 November 1994

    Struck from Naval Register 3 May 1995
    Sold 16 October 2003 for scrap
GregCiesielski Canopus AS34 19910221 1 Crest.jpg


Naval Covers

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  1. USS Canopus AS-34 Covers Page 1    (1966-94)

 

Postmarks

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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
To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image


 

Locy Type
FDC 2(n+)(USS)

1965-11-04

GregCiesielski Canopus AS34 19651104 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Canopus AS34 19651104 2 Front.jpg

First Day in Commission, cachet by Morris W. Beck


 

Locy Type
FDC 2(n+)(USS)

1965-11-04

GregCiesielski Canopus AS34 19651104 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Canopus AS34 19651104 1 Front.jpg

First Day in Commission


 

Locy Type
2(n+)(USS)

1967-10-11

JonBurdett canopus as34 19671011 pm.jpg
JonBurdett canopus as34 19671011.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u)
(USS, "CANAOPUS")

1974-02-25

GregCiesielski Canopus AS34 19740225 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Canopus AS34 19740225 1 Front.jpg

Misspelling of ships name. Sticker cachet. Courtesy of the Richard F. Hoffner collection.


 

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

1978-02-01

GregCiesielski Canopus AS341 19780201 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski OakRidge ARDM1 19780201 1 Front.jpg

First Day of the Cachet for USS Oak Ridge ARDM-1. Signed by the CO on front and Lt(jg) Glenn Smith on the back.


 

Locy Type
2-1n+ (D2,USS)

1983-06-30

JonBurdett canopus as34 19830630 pm.jpg
JonBurdett canopus as34 19830630.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2-1n+ (D1,USS)

1988-01-27

JonBurdett canopus as34 19880127 pm.jpg
JonBurdett canopus as34 19880127.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2-1tn+

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. C-35

1992-05-12

JonBurdett canopus as34 19920512 pm.jpg
JonBurdett canopus as34 19920512.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
7t(nu) (USS)

1970-11-04

GregCiesielski Canopus AS34 19701104 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Canopus AS34 19701104 1 Front.jpg

5th Anniversary of Commissioning


 

Locy Type
7t(nu) (USS)

1980-02-19

GregCiesielski Canopus AS34 19800219 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Canopus AS34 19800219 1 Front.jpg

Sailor's mail


 

Locy Type
7dit(nu) (USS,POW/MIA)

"REMEMBERING OUR /
POW - MIA'S CAUSE /
FOR FREEDOM"

1971-10-15

JonBurdett canopus as34 19711015 pm.jpg
JonBurdett canopus as34 19711015.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
7dit(nu) (USS,
"READY TO SERVE /
READY FOR SERVICE /
TOP TENDER CAN DO")

1983-07-29

JonBurdett canopus as34 19830729 pm.jpg
JonBurdett canopus as34 19830729.JPG

Note:


 

Locy Type
9-2t(n+)
(USS, FPO MIAMI 34087)

1983-07-29

JonBurdett canopus as34 19830729 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett canopus as34 19830729.JPG

Note:


 

Locy Type
9-2t(n+)
(USS,FPO MIAMI 34087)

1991-02-21

GregCiesielski Canopus AS34 19910221 1 Front.jpg

No Image

Cachet by Roger A. Wentworth


 

Locy Type
Meter OFR2 (#520248) ZIP 34087

1990-08-06

GregCiesielski Canopus AS34 19900806 1 Meter.jpg
GregCiesielski Canopus AS34 19900806 1 Front.jpg

Official Mail


 

Locy Type
LDC 2-1tn+

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. C-35

1994-11-30

Bunter Canopus AS 34 19941130 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Canopus AS 34 19941130 1 front.jpg

Notes:

 

Other Information

USS CANOPUS earned the following awards during her Naval career - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (3 awards) - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (5 awards) - National Defense Service Medal.

NAMESAKE - The first magnitude star in the constellation Argo.

Three ships of the US Navy have been named CANOPUS - USS Canopus AS-9, USS Canopus AD-33 (construction was canceled prior to launching) and USS Canopus AS-34.

 


 

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