Cachet Category Ship Commissioning

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Page 1 (1930 - 1936)
Page 2 (1937)
Page 3 (1938)
Page 4 (1939 - 1940)
Page 5 (1941 - 1959)
Page 6 (1960 - 1994)
Page 7 (1995 - present)

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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Front Image
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Primary Date
Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text
Ship
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Cachet Makers


 

Bunter Portland CA 33 19330329 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Portland CA 33 19330329 1 front.jpg
Bunter Portland CA 33 19330329 1 back.jpg

1933-03-29
Locy Type FDPS 3 (B-BTT)
FIRST DAY / P.O. SERVICE
USS Portland CA-33

USCS Chapter 1 Old Ironsides

Notes:


 

Bunter Portland CA 33 19330329 2 cachet.jpg
Bunter Portland CA 33 19330329 2 front.jpg
Bunter Portland CA 33 19330329 2 back.jpg

1933-03-29
Locy Type FDPS 3 (B-BTT)
FIRST DAY / P.O. SERVICE
USS Portland CA-33

Cachet Maker

Notes:


 

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

1933-12-01
Locy Type FDC 5hks
PORTSMOUTH / N.H.
USS Cachalot SS-170

Cachet Maker

Notes:


 

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

1933-12-01
Locy Type FDC 5hks
FIRST DAY IN / COMMISSION
USS Cachalot SS-170

Cachet Maker

Notes: Cachet is thermographed.


 

No Image

JonBurdett sanfrancisco ca38 19340210.jpg
JonBurdett sanfrancisco ca38 19340210 pm.jpg

1934-02-10
Locy Type FDC F
"FIRST DAY IN / COMMISSION"
USCS Catalog Illus. CD-1a
USS San Francisco CL-38

Cachet Maker

Note:


 

No Image

GregCiesielski SanFrancisco CA38 19340210 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski SanFrancisco CA38 19340210 1 Postmark.jpg

1934-02-10
Locy Type FDC F
"FIRST DAY IN / COMMISSION"
USCS Catalog Illus. CD-1a
USS San Francisco CL-38

Cachet Maker

Bruce D. Liddell collection


 

Bunter New Orleans CA 32 19340215 1 cachet.jpg
GregCiesielski NewOrleans CA32 19340215 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski NewOrleans CA32 19340215 1 Postmark.jpg

1934-02-15
Locy Type FDC 3 (B-BBT)
"FIRST DAY IN / COMMISSION"
USS New Orleans CA-32

Cachet Maker

Bruce D. Liddell collection


 

Bunter Ranger CV 4 19340604 1 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Ranger CV 4 19340604 1.jpg
Bunter Ranger CV 4 19340604 1 Postmark.jpg

1934-06-04
Locy Type F  (USCS Illustration R-4a)
FIRST DAY / IN / COMMISSION
USS Ranger CV-4

Cachet Maker

Notes: Cachet Categories: Ship Commissioning and Captain John Paul Jones


 

Bunter Ranger CV 4 19340604 2 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Ranger CV 4 19340604 2 Front.jpg
Bunter Ranger CV 4 19340604 2 Back.jpg

1934-06-04
Locy Type F  (USCS Illustration R-4a)
FIRST DAY / IN / COMMISSION
USS Ranger CV-4

USCS Chapter 2 John Paul Jones
Whipple Y Chester
Deane C Bartley

Notes: Cachet Categories: Ship Commissioning and Captain John Paul Jones


 

Bunter Farragut DD 348 19340724 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Farragut DD 348 19340724 1 front.jpg
Bunter Farragut DD 348 19340724 1 pm1.jpg

1934-07-24
Locy Type FDPS 3 (BC-BTT)
FIRST DAY / CANCEL
USS Farragut DD-348

John E Gill

Notes:


 

Bunter Farragut DD 348 19340724 3 cachet.jpg
Bunter Farragut DD 348 19340724 3 front.jpg
Bunter Farragut DD 348 19340724 3 back.jpg

1934-07-24
Locy Type FDPS 3 (BC-BTT)
FIRST DAY / CANCEL
USS Farragut DD-348

P J (PeeJay) Ickeringill

Notes:


 

No Image

GregCiesielski Tuscaloosa CA37 19340817 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Tuscaloosa CA37 19340817 1 Postmark.jpg

1934-08-17
Locy Type FDC 3 (BC-BBT)
"FIRST DAY / GREETINGS"
USS Tuscaloosa CA-37

Cachet Maker

Bruce D. Liddell collection


 

Bunter Dewey DD 349 19341017 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Dewey DD 349 19341017 1 front.jpg
Bunter Dewey DD 349 19341017 1 pm1.jpg

1934-10-17
Locy Type FDPS 3 (AC-BBT)
COMMISSION- / ED 10-4-34
USS Dewey DD-349

USCS Chapter 8 Admiral George Dewey

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Bunter Hull DD 350 19350111 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Hull DD 350 19350111 1 front.jpg
Bunter Hull DD 350 19350111 1 back.jpg

1935-01-11
Locy Type FDC 3 (AC-BTT)
FIRST DAY IN / COMMISSION
USS Hull DD-350

John A Hamm
WSCNCC Chapter 2 Teddy Roosevelt

Notes:


 

Bunter Hull DD 350 19350111 2 cachet.jpg
Bunter Hull DD 350 19350111 2 front.jpg
Bunter Hull DD 350 19350111 2 back.jpg

1935-01-11
Locy Type FDC 3 (AC-BTT)
FIRST DAY IN / COMMISSION
USS Hull DD-350

Samuel Stein
C Wright Richell

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Bunter Macdonough DD 351 19350315 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Macdonough DD 351 19350315 1 front.jpg
Bunter Macdonough DD 351 19350315 1 pm1.jpg

1935-03-15
Locy Type F  (USCS Illustration M-2)
FIRST DAY IN / COMMISSION
USS MacDonough DD-351

USCS Chapter 1 Old Ironsides
John E Gill

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Bunter Dale DD 353 19350617 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Dale DD 353 19350617 1 front.jpg
Bunter Dale DD 353 19350617 1 pm1.jpg

1935-06-17
Locy Type 3r (AC-BBB)
FIRST DAY IN / COMMISSION
USS Dale DD-353

Cachet Maker

Notes:


 

Kurzmiller Shark SS 174 19360125 1 cachet.jpg
Kurzmiller Shark SS 174 19360125 1 front.jpg
Kurzmiller Shark SS 174 19360125 1 pm1.jpg

1936-01-25
Locy Type 3 (AC-BTB)
COMMISSION - / ED TODAY
USS Shark SS-174

Cachet Maker

Notes: Contributed by Louis Kurzmiller


 

Bunter Tucker DD 374 19360723 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Tucker DD 374 19360723 1 front.jpg
Bunter Tucker DD 374 19360723 1 pm1.jpg

1936-07-23
Locy Type 3 (A-BBT)
FIRST DAY IN / COMMISSION
USS Tucker DD-374

Roland E Hopkins
Raymond A Aiken
C Wright Richell

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Bunter Antares AKS 3 19360827 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Antares AKS 3 19360827 1 front.jpg
Bunter Antares AKS 3 19360827 1 back.jpg

1936-08-27
Locy Type 3 (AC-BTB)
NAVY YARD / PHILA, PA.
USS Antares AKS-3

Meyer Tuchinsky

Notes: Cachet commemorates commissioning of USS Porter DD-356


 

Bunter Antares AKS 3 19360918 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Antares AKS 3 19360918 1 front.jpg
Bunter Antares AKS 3 19360918 1 back.jpg

1936-09-18
Locy Type 3 (AC-BBB)
WELCOME / U.S.S. SHAW
USS Antares AKS-3

Dr S E Hutnick

Notes: Cachet commemorates commissioning of USS Shaw DD-373


 

Bunter Case DD 370 19361021 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Case DD 370 19361021 1 front.jpg
Bunter Case DD 370 19361021 1 pm1.jpg

1936-10-21
Locy Type 3r (A-TBT)
FIRST POSTAL / SERVICE
USS Case DD-370

Dr S E Hutnick

Notes:


 

Bunter Case DD 370 19361021 2 cachet.jpg
Bunter Case DD 370 19361021 2 front.jpg
Bunter Case DD 370 19361021 2 back.jpg

1936-10-21
Locy Type FDC 3r (A-TBT)
FIRST POSTAL / SERVICE
USS Case DD-370

Leo A Schupp

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Bunter Reid DD 369 19361102 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Reid DD 369 19361102 1 front.jpg
Bunter Reid DD 369 19361102 1 back.jpg

1936-11-02
Locy Type 3r (A-BBT)
FIRST DAY / COMMISSION
USS Reid DD-369

USCS Chapter 19 CDR John Barry
Gerrit H Cortelyou
George K Handle

Notes: Cachet is thermographed.


 

Bunter Conyngham DD 371 19361104 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Conyngham DD 371 19361104 1 front.jpg
Bunter Conyngham DD 371 19361104 1 back.jpg

1936-11-04
Locy Type 3 (A-TTB)
FIRST DAY / COMMISSION
USS Conyngham DD-371

Leo A Schupp

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Bunter Conyngham DD 371 19361111 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Conyngham DD 371 19361111 1 front.jpg
Bunter Conyngham DD 371 19361111 1 pm1.jpg

1936-11-11
Locy Type 3 (A-TTB)
ARMISTICE / DAY
USS Conyngham DD-371

Cachet Maker

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Bunter Cummings DD 365 19361125 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Cummings DD 365 19361125 1 front.jpg
Bunter Cummings DD 365 19361125 1 pm1.jpg

1936-11-25
Locy Type FDC 3 (A-TTB)
FIRST DAY / COMMISSION
USS Cummings DD-365

Cachet Maker

Notes: Cachet maker is not indicated but style is very similar to Leo Schupp.


 

Bunter Selfridge DD 357 19361125 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Selfridge DD 357 19361125 1 front.jpg
Bunter Selfridge DD 357 19361125 1 pm1.jpg

1936-11-25
Locy Type FDC F  (USCS Illustration S-31)
USS Selfridge DD-357

USCS Chapter 28 RADM Selfridge

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Bunter Cassin DD 372 19361223 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Cassin DD 372 19361223 1 front.jpg
Bunter Cassin DD 372 19361223 1 back.jpg

1936-12-23
Locy Type 3 (AC-TBT)
NAVY YARD / PHILA PA
USS Cassin DD-372

Meyer Tuchinsky

Notes: Cachet commemorates the commissioning of USS McDougal DD-358

 


 

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