CUTTLEFISH SS 171

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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-9 (SC-4)
    Keel Laid 7 October 1931 as SS-171
    Launched 21 November 1933

  1. USS CUTTLEFISH SS-171
  2. Commissioned 8 June 1934 - Decommissioned 24 October 1945

    Struck from Naval Register 3 July 1946
    Sold 12 February 1947 for scrap
CUTTLEFISH 171 PATCH.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Cuttlefish SS-171 Covers Page 1     (1934-1941)

 

Postmarks

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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 28 March 1934 - Disestablished 30 June 1945


 

Locy Type
FDC 3 (BC-BTB)

"FIRST DAY IN /
COMMISSION"

1934-06-08

GregCiesielski Cuttlefish SS171 19340608 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cuttlefish SS171 19340608 2 Front.jpg

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Locy Type
3 (BC-BTB)

"PORT AU PRINCE /
HAITI"

1934-08-06

GregCiesielski Cuttlefish SS171 19340806 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cuttlefish SS171 19340806 1 Front.jpg

Shakedown Cruise


 

Locy Type 3a

1938-03-14

JonBurdett cuttlefish ss171 19380314 pm.jpg
JonBurdett cuttlefish ss171 19380314.jpg

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Locy Type
5hks

"PEACE /
ON EARTH"

1936-12-25

FirstMuseum Cuttlefish SS171 19361225r 1 Postmark.jpg
FirstMuseum Cuttlefish SS171 19361225 1 Front.jpg

Merry Christmas, cachet by Moffett Chapter No. 6, USCS


 

Locy Type
9v (C)

1938-05-26

JonBurdett cuttlefish ss171 19380526-1 pm9v.jpg
JonBurdett cuttlefish ss171 19380526-1.jpg

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Locy Type
9x (C)

1938-05-26

JonBurdett cuttlefish ss171 19380526 pm9x.jpg
JonBurdett cuttlefish ss171 19380526.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. C-136

1937-12-25

GregCiesielski Cuttlefish SS171 19371225 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cuttlefish SS171 19371225 1 Front.jpg

Merry Christmas. Cachet by Richard Buchwald, sponsored by Argonauts Crew No. 24, ANCS


 

Locy Type P
(9 with wording at bottom removed)

1938-02-22

FirstMuseum Cuttlefish SS171 19380222r 2 Postmark.jpg
FirstMuseum Cuttlefish SS171 19380222 1 Front.jpg

Washington's Birthday, cachet by Freebooters Crew, ANCS


 

Locy Type
SLPb (78x12)

1938-05-20

JonBurdett cuttlefish ss171 19380520 pm.jpg
JonBurdett cuttlefish ss171 19380520.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
FAKE

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-3

1941-11-21

JonBurdett cuttlefish ss171 19411121 pm.jpg
JonBurdett cuttlefish ss171 19411121.jpg

Cachet and cancel by Sibley's Dept. Store (Hobby Shop).

 

Other Information

USS CUTTLEFISH earned the American Defense Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Campaign Medal w/ 2 Battle Stars and the WWII Victory Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A 10-armed marine mollusk similar to the squid.

Two submarines of the US Navy have borne the name CUTTLEFISH - USS Cuttlefish SS-11 and USS Cuttlefish SS-171.

 


 

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