Cachet Category Ship Christening

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Covers should be listed in chronological order. Use the postmark date or best guess. This applies to covers with add-on cachets as well.


 

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Cachet Makers


 

Bunter Saratoga CV 3 19331216 1 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Saratoga CV 3 19331216 1.jpg

No Image

1933-12-16
Locy Type 7t
USS Saratoga CV-3

Cachet Maker

Notes: Christening of USS Astoria CA-34


 

Bunter Arizona BB 39 19351231 3 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Arizona BB 39 19351231 3 Front.jpg
Bunter Arizona BB 39 19351231 3 Back.jpg

1935-12-31
Locy Type 3 (AC-TTB)
"NAVY YARD / BREMERTON"
USS Arizona BB-39

Ronald E. Greenwood
R. B. Hare

Notes: Christening of USS Cushing DD-376 and USS Perkins DD-377.
The hull numbers listed in the cachet are incorrect.


 

Bunter Case DD 370 19361031 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Case DD 370 19361031 1 front.jpg
Bunter Case DD 370 19361031 1 pm1.jpg

1936-10-31
Locy Type 3r (A-TBT)
CHRISTENING / CEREMONIES
USS Case DD-370

Gerald L Plimpton

Notes: Cachet commemorates the christening of USS Mugford DD-389 and USS Ralph Talbot DD-390. The artist name is at the bottom right of the cachet but is not legible.


 

Hoffman Enterprise CVN 65 19600924 1 cachet.jpg
Hoffman Enterprise CVN 65 19600924 1 front.jpg

No Image

1960-09-24
USS Enterprise CVN-65

Dan Lowry

Notes: Contributed by Jennifer Hoffman.


 

Hoffman L.Y. Spear AS 36 19670907 1 cachet.jpg
Hoffman L.Y. Spear AS 36 19670907 1 front.jpg
Hoffman L.Y. Spear AS 36 19670907 1 insert.jpg

1967-09-07
USS L Y Spear AS-36

Cachet Maker

Notes: Contributed by Jennifer Hoffman.


 

Bunter Dwight D Eisenhower CVN 69 19751011 2 cachet.jpg
Bunter Dwight D Eisenhower CVN 69 19751011 2 front.jpg
Bunter Dwight D Eisenhower CVN 69 19751011 2 back.jpg

1975-10-11

Newport News Shipbuilding

Notes: Additional Cachet Categories: Ship Launching: USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69
Ship Keel Laying: USS Carl Vinson CVN-70


 

Bunter Fife DD 991 19790721 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Fife DD 991 19790721 1 front.jpg

No Image

1979-07-21

USCS Chapter 4 Stephen Decatur

Notes: Cachet commemorates dual christening: USS Fife DD-991 and USS Fletcher DD-992.


 

Bunter Honolulu SSN 718 19830924 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Honolulu SSN 718 19830924 1 front.jpg
Bunter Honolulu SSN 718 19830924 1 back.jpg

1983-09-24

David A Kent

Notes: Christening of the USS Honolulu SSN-718.


 

Bunter Alabama SSBN 731 19840519 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Alabama SSBN 731 19840519 1 front.jpg

No Image

1984-05-19
USS Alabama SSBN-731

CDR Paul Huber

Notes: Notation on the back says "9 of 10".


 

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GregCiesielski Alabama SSBN731 19840519 1 Front.jpg

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1984-05-19
USS Alabama SSBN-731

Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS

Note:


 

N/A

GregCiesielski Maine SSBN 741 19940716 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Maine SSBN 741 19940716 1 Postmark.jpg

1994-07-16
USPS Pictorial
"Christening Station"
Groton, CT
USS Maine SSBN-741

Unknown

Note: Small version of this pictorial postmark


 

N/A

GregCiesielski Maine SSBN 741 19940716 2 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Maine SSBN 741 19940716 2 Postmark.jpg

1994-07-16
USPS Pictorial
"Christening Station"
Groton, CT
USS Maine SSBN-741

Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4 USCS

Note:


 

N/A

GregCiesielski Maine SSBN 741 19940716 3 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Maine SSBN 741 19940716 3 Postmark.jpg

1994-07-16
USPS Pictorial
"Christening Station"
Groton, CT
USS Maine SSBN-741

Nathan Hale Chapter No. 68 USCS

Note:


 

N/A

GregCiesielski Maine SSBN 741 19940716 4 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Maine SSBN 741 19940716 4 Postmark.jpg

1994-07-16
USPS Pictorial
"Christening Station"
Groton, CT
USS Maine SSBN-741

Robert Quintero
USS Michigan Chapter No. 80 USCS

Note: Cachet No. 132


 

N/A

GregCiesielski Maine SSBN 741 19940716 5 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Maine SSBN 741 19940716 5 Postmark.jpg

1994-07-16
USPS Pictorial
"Christening Station"
Groton, CT
USS Maine SSBN-741

USS North Carolina Chapter No. 99 USCS

Note: Cachet No. 22, No. Issued 204, Cover No. 36


 

N/A

GregCiesielski USSMaine SSBN741 19940716 8 Cover.jpg
GregCiesielski USSMaine SSBN741 19940716 6 Postmark.jpg

1994-07-16
USPS Pictorial
"Christening Station"
Groton, CT
USS Maine SSBN-741

Cachet Maker - F. Cochran

Note: #2 of 3


 

N/A

GregCiesielski USSMaine SSBN741 19940716 7 Cover.jpg
GregCiesielski USSMaine SSBN741 19940716 7 Postmark.jpg

1994-07-16
USPS Pictorial
"Christening Station"
Groton, CT
USS Maine SSBN-741

Cachet Maker - F. Cochran

Note: #2 of 3


 

Bunter Sea Fighter FSF 1 20050205 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Sea Fighter FSF 1 20050205 1 front.jpg
Bunter Sea Fighter FSF 1 20050205 1 back.jpg

2005-02-05

Philip R Edwards

Notes: Christening of USS Sea Fighter FSF-1


 

N/A

GregCiesielski AlanShepard TAKE3 20061206 1 Front.jpg

N/A

2006-12-06
USPS Type 9
San Diego, CA
USNS Alan Shepard T-AKE-3

Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4 USCS

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