Cachet Category Ship Commissioning Page 5

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


 

Bunter Castor AKS 1 19410312 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Castor AKS 1 19410312 1 front.jpg
Bunter Castor AKS 1 19410312 1 back.jpg

1941-03-12
Locy Type 3 (A-BTT)
FIRST DAY / COMMISSION
USS Castor AKS-1

Ted Harrington

Notes:


 

GregCiesielski NORTH CAROLINA BB 55 19410409 1 Cachet.jpg
GregCiesielski NORTH CAROLINA BB 55 19410409 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski NORTH CAROLINA BB 55 19410409 1 Back.jpg

1941-04-09
Type 3 (A)
"First Day Cover"
USS North Carolina BB-55

National Cachet Society

Note:


 

Bunter North Carolina BB 55 19410409 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter North Carolina BB 55 19410409 1 front.jpg
Bunter North Carolina BB 55 19410409 1 back.jpg

1941-04-09
Locy Type 3 (A-BBT)
Locy Type F (USCS Illustration N-19)
FIRST DAY / COVER
USS North Carolina BB-55

Eugene L Mueller

Notes:


 

Bunter North Carolina BB 55 19410409 2 cachet.jpg
Bunter North Carolina BB 55 19410409 2 front.jpg
Bunter North Carolina BB 55 19410409 2 back.jpg

1941-04-09
Locy Type 3 (A-BBT)
Locy Type F (USCS Illustration N-19)
FIRST DAY / COVER
USS North Carolina BB-55

Al Cohen

Notes:


 

Bunter North Carolina BB 55 19410409 3 cachet.jpg
Bunter North Carolina BB 55 19410409 3 front.jpg
Bunter North Carolina BB 55 19410409 3 pm1.jpg

1941-04-09
Locy Type FDC 3 (A-BBT)
USS North Carolina BB-55

Cachet Maker

Notes:


 

Bunter Sanderling AMC 11 19410418 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Sanderling AMC 11 19410418 1 front.jpg
Bunter Sanderling AMC 11 19410418 1 pm1.jpg

1941-04-18
Locy Type FDC SLPb (29x5)
USS Sanderling AMc-11

Louis C & Mae Weigand

Notes:


 

Bunter Swanson DD 443 19410529 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Swanson DD 443 19410529 1 front.jpg
Bunter Swanson DD 443 19410529 1 pm3.jpg

1941-05-29
Locy Type FDC 3 (A-BTT)
Locy Type FDC 9v
Locy Type FDC 9x
USS Swanson DD-443

Louis C & Mae Weigand

Notes:


 

Bunter Washington BB 56 19410531 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Washington BB 56 19410531 1 front.jpg
Bunter Washington BB 56 19410531 1 pm1.jpg

1941-05-31
Locy Type 9fw
USS Washington BB-56

Cachet Maker

Notes: Actual commission date was 1941-05-15.


 

Bunter Washington BB 56 19410531 2 cachet.jpg
Bunter Washington BB 56 19410531 2 front.jpg
Bunter Washington BB 56 19410531 2 pm1.jpg

1941-05-31
Locy Type 9fw
USS Washington BB-56

Cachet Maker

Notes: Note that the ship was actually commissioned on May 15, 1941.


 

Bunter Grouse AMC 12 19410620 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Grouse AMC 12 19410620 1 front.jpg
Bunter Grouse AMC 12 19410620 1 pm1.jpg

1941-06-20
Locy Type SL2bn (33x3)
USS Grouse AMc-12

Mae Weigand

Notes: Postmark date is assumed.


 

Bunter Grayback SS 208 19410630 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Grayback SS 208 19410630 1 front.jpg
Bunter Grayback SS 208 19410630 1 back.jpg

1941-06-30
Locy Type FDC Fz  [CD-Z5]
USS Grayback SS-208

M Fay Muridge
Robert V Walton
ANCS Crew 24 Argonauts
Alex R Hesse

Notes: Cachet Categories: Ship Commissioning and Ship First Day Of Postal Service.


 

Bunter Argus PY 14 19410723 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Argus PY 14 19410723 1 front.jpg
Bunter Argus PY 14 19410723 1 pm1.jpg

1941-07-23
Locy Type 3 (A-TTT)
USS Argus PY-14

Louis C & Mae Weigand
Louis C Weigand
Mae Weigand

Notes: July 23 is actually this ship's first day of postal service. Its first day of commission was Feb 13, 1941.


 

Bunter Tangier AV 8 19410825 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Tangier AV 8 19410825 1 front.jpg
Bunter Tangier AV 8 19410825 1 pm1.jpg

1941-08-25
Locy Type 3 (A-BTT)
USS Tangier AV-8

Louis C & Mae Weigand

Notes:


 

Bunter Fulton AS 11 19410912 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Fulton AS 11 19410912 1 front.jpg

No Image

1941-09-12

Martin R Aden

Notes: Commissioning of the USS Fulton AS-11.


 

Bunter Solace AH 5 19411014 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Solace AH 5 19411014 1 front.jpg
Bunter Solace AH 5 19411014 1 pm1.jpg

1941-10-14
Locy Type 3 (A-BBT)
FIRST DAY / COVER
USS Solace AH-5

Louis C & Mae Weigand

Notes:


 

Bunter Solace AH 5 19411014 3 cachet.jpg
Bunter Solace AH 5 19411014 3 front.jpg
Bunter Solace AH 5 19411014 3 back.jpg

1941-10-14
Locy Type FDPS 3 (A-BBT)
FIRST DAY / COVER
USS Solace AH-5

Dr S E Hutnick

Notes: Cachet Categories: Ship First Day Of Postal Service and Ship Commissioning


 

Bunter Bristol DD 453 19411022 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Bristol DD 453 19411022 1 front.jpg
Bunter Bristol DD 453 19411022 1 back.jpg

1941-10-22
Locy Type FDC F (USCS Illustration B-57)
FIRST DAY / COMMISSION
USS Bristol DD-453

Archie Lance

Notes: Additional cachet category: Ship First Day Of Postal Service.
Cachet is thermographed.


 

Bunter Bristol DD 453 19411101 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Bristol DD 453 19411101 1 front.jpg
Bunter Bristol DD 453 19411101 1 pm1.jpg

1941-11-01
Locy Type FDC F  (USCS Illustration B-57)
Locy Type 3 (A-OTO)  FIRST DAY / COMMISSION
USS Bristol DD-453

George V Sadworth

Notes:


 

Bunter Bristol DD 453 19411101 2 cachet.jpg
Bunter Bristol DD 453 19411101 2 front.jpg
Bunter Bristol DD 453 19411101 2 back.jpg

1941-11-01
Locy Type 3 (A-OTO)
USS Bristol DD-453

National Cachet Society

Notes: Additional cachet category: Ship First Day Of Postal Service


 

B Thornton AVD 11 19411111 1 cachet.jpg
B Thornton AVD 11 19411111 1 front.jpg
B Thornton AVD 11 19411111 1 pm1.jpg

1941-11-11
Locy Type 3 (A-BTB)
USS Thornton AVD-11

Louis C & Mae Weigand

Notes: Cachet Categories: Ship Recommissioning and Ship Commissioning
The Thornton was actually recommissioned on March 5, 1941, NOT November 11, 1941.


 

No Image

JonBurdett sandiego cl53 19420110.jpg
JonBurdett sandiego cl53 19420110 pm.jpg

1942-01-10
Locy Type FDC 3 (A-BBT)
USS San Diego CL-53

n/a

Note:


 

No Image

GregCiesielski SanDiego CL53 19420110 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski SanDiego CL53 19420110 1 Postmark.jpg

1942-01-10
Locy Type FDC 3 (A-BBT)
USS San Diego CL-53

n/a

Bruce D. Liddell collection


 

Bunter San Diego CL 53 19410110 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter San Diego CL 53 19410110 1 front.jpg
Bunter San Diego CL 53 19410110 1 back.jpg

1942-01-10
Locy Type 3 (A-BBT)
USS San Diego CL-53

Frederick Horton
Loring W. Stannard

Notes:


 

Hoffman Farenholt DD 491 19420402 1 cachet.jpg
Hoffman Farenholt DD 491 19420402 1 front.jpg
Hoffman Farenholt DD 491 19420402 1 pm1.jpg

1942-04-02
Locy Type FDC 3z (BBT)
USS Farenholt DD-491

George Neumann

Notes: Contributed by Jennifer Hoffman.


 

No Image

GregCiesielski Wahoo SS238 19420515 1 Front.jpg

No Image

1942-05-15
Locy Type 3z
USS Wahoo SS 238

Gow Ng

Notes: Contributed by Mike Kaup.


 

No Image

GregCiesielski Harder SS257 19421202 1 Front.jpg

No Image

1942-12-02
Locy Type 3z
USS Harder SS 257

Gow Ng

Notes: Contributed by Mike Kaup.


 

Bunter Mingo SS 261 19430212 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Mingo SS 261 19430212 1 front.jpg
Bunter Mingo SS 261 19430212 1 pm1.jpg

1943-02-12
Locy Type FDC P [(3z) Feb 12, 1943 MINGO/COMM'D]
MINGO / COMM'D
USS Mingo SS-261

ANCS Crew 24 Argonauts
C De Montigny

Notes: Cachet is thermographed.


 

Bunter Perch SS 313 19440107 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Perch SS 313 19440107 1 front.jpg
Bunter Perch SS 313 19440107 1 pm1.jpg

1944-01-07

Fred Hebditch
Edgar P Simmons

Notes: Commissioning of the USS Perch IXSS-313.
Cachet is thermographed.


 

Bunter Midway CV 41 19450910 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Midway CV 41 19450910 1 front.jpg
Bunter Midway CV 41 19450910 1 back.jpg

1945-09-10
Locy Type 2#
USS Walsh APD-111

Tazewell G Nicholson

Notes: Commissioning of the USS Midway CV-41.


 

Bunter Robert L Wilson DD 847 19460328 3 cachet.jpg
Bunter Robert L Wilson DD 847 19460328 3 front.jpg

No Image

1946-03-28
Locy Type FDC F [CD-4]
USS Robert L Wilson DD-847

Cachet Maker

Notes: Cachet is thermographed.


 

Bunter Halfbeak SS 352 19460722 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Halfbeak SS 352 19460722 1 front.jpg

No Image

1946-07-22

William F Spader
M J Herald
ANCS Crew 24 Argonauts

Notes: Commissioning of the USS Halfbeak SS-352.
Cachet is thermographed.


 

Bunter Valley Forge LPH 8 19461103 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Valley Forge LPH 8 19461103 1 front.jpg
Bunter Valley Forge LPH 8 19461103 1 back.jpg

1946-11-03
Locy Type FDC 2(n)  (USCS Illustration V-3e)
Locy Type FDC F  (USCS Illustration V-3a)
USS Valley Forge LPH-8

Al Cohen

Notes: Cachet Categories: Ship Commissioning and Ship First Day Of Postal Service.


 

Bunter Coral Sea CV 43 19471001 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Coral Sea CV 43 19471001 1 front.jpg
Bunter Coral Sea CV 43 19471001 1 back.jpg

1947-10-01
Locy Type 2tnu
Locy Type 9efnu (USCS Illustration C-131d)
USS Coral Sea CV-43

Diana

Notes:


 

No Image

Bunter Saratoga CV 60 19560414 1 front.jpg
Bunter Saratoga CV 60 19560414 1 pm1.jpg

1956-04-14
USS Saratoga CV-60

USCS Chapter 3 Admiral Farragut

Notes: The cachet is used as the postmark.


 

Bunter Saratoga CV 60 19560414 2 cachet.jpg
Bunter Saratoga CV 60 19560414 2 front.jpg
Bunter Saratoga CV 60 19560414 2 back.jpg

1956-04-14
Locy Type FDC 2(n)
USS Saratoga CV-60

USCS Chapter 3 Admiral Farragut
Walter Czubay

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