Cachet Category Ship Keel Laying

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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.


 

Thumbnail Link To Cachet Close-Up Image Thumbnail Link To Full Cover Front Image Thumbnail Link To Full Cover Back Image Primary Date
Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text
Ship
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Cachet Makers


 

Bunter Pennsylvania BB 38 19341027 5 cachet.jpg
Bunter Pennsylvania BB 38 19341027 5 Front.jpg

No Image

1934-10-27
Locy Type 3 (B-TBT)
13 TH U.S. / NAVY DAY
USS Pennsylvania BB-38

Richard Dumonte

Notes: Cachet Categories: Navy Day and Keel Laying - USS Preston DD-379


 

Bunter Aylwin DD 355 19350910 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Aylwin DD 355 19350910 1 front.jpg
Bunter Aylwin DD 355 19350910 1 pm1.jpg

1935-09-10
Locy Type 3 (BC-BTT)
NAVY YARD / PHILA, PA.
USS Aylwin DD-355

Milton Wigod
C Wright Richell

Notes: Cachet commemorates the keel laying of the USS Honolulu CL-48.


 

Bunter J Fred Talbott AG 81 19350910 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter J Fred Talbott AG 81 19350910 1 front.jpg
Bunter J Fred Talbott AG 81 19350910 1 back.jpg

1935-09-10
Locy Type 3 (AC-TBB)
THE NAVY'S / BLESSED EVENT
USS J Fred Talbott AG-81

Raymond A Aiken

Notes: Cachet is thermographed. Cachet commemorates the keel laying of the USS Honolulu CL-48.


 

Bunter Hull DD 350 19350910 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Hull DD 350 19350910 1 front.jpg
Bunter Hull DD 350 19350910 1 back.jpg

1935-09-10
Locy Type 3 (AC-BTT)
NAVY YARD / NEW YORK
USS Hull DD-350

P J (PeeJay) Ickeringill

Notes: Cachet commemorates the keel laying of the USS Honolulu CL-48. Not sure what role, if any, Frank Stolpe had in creating the cachet.


 

Bunter Aylwin DD 355 19350910 2 cachet.jpg
Bunter Aylwin DD 355 19350910 2 front.jpg
Bunter Aylwin DD 355 19350910 2 back.jpg

1935-09-10
Locy Type 3 (BC-BTT)
KEEL LAYED / AT BROOKLYN
USS Aylwin DD-355

Dr S E Hutnick

Notes: Cachet commemorates the keel laying of the USS Honolulu CL-48.


 

No Image

Bunter Aylwin DD 355 19350925 1 front.jpg
Bunter Aylwin DD 355 19350925 1 back.jpg

1935-09-25
Locy Type 3 (BC-BTT)
NAVY YARD / PHILA, PA.
USS Aylwin DD-355

Dr S E Hutnick
Desmond D Jagyi

Notes: Keel laying for destroyers: USS Blue DD-387 and USS Helm DD-388.


 

Bunter Helm DD 388 19350925 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Helm DD 388 19350925 1 front.jpg
Bunter Helm DD 388 19350925 1 back.jpg

1935-09-25
Locy Type 6gp-1
Portsmouth, VA Navy Yard

Dr S E Hutnick

Notes: Cachet commemorates keel laying of USS Helm DD-388


 

Bunter Helm DD 388 19350925 2 cachet.jpg
Bunter Helm DD 388 19350925 2 front.jpg

No Image

1935-09-25
Locy Type 6gp-1
Portsmouth, VA Navy Yard

Cachet Maker

Notes: Cachet commemorates keel laying of USS Helm DD-388


 

Bunter OtherUS Navy Yard Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19351028 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter OtherUS Navy Yard Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19351028 1 front.jpg
Bunter OtherUS Navy Yard Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19351028 1 pm1.jpg

1935-10-28
Locy Type 7di
NAVY / YARD / STATION
Navy Yard Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Navy Yard Development Association

Notes: Cachet Categories: Ship Keel Laying - USS Wichita CA-45, Ship Launching - USS Cassin DD-372 and Ship Launching - USS Shaw DD-373.


 

Bunter Wandank ATO 26 19351128 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Wandank ATO 26 19351128 1 front.jpg
Bunter Wandank ATO 26 19351128 1 back.jpg

1935-11-28
Locy Type F  (USCS Illustration W-8)
NAVY YARD / BOSTON
USS Wandank ATO-26

T M Holcombe

Notes: Cachet commemorates keel-laying of USS Ralph Talbot DD-390


 

Bunter Wasp CV 7 19360401 1 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Wasp CV 7 19360401 1 Front.jpg
Bunter Wasp CV 7 19360401 1 Back.jpg

1936-04-01

Dr S E Hutnick

Notes: Cachet is partly thermographed. Cover is for the USS Wasp CV-7.


 

B Vega AK 17 19370625 1 cachet.jpg
B Vega AK 17 19370625 1 front.jpg
B Vega AK 17 19370625 1 back.jpg

1937-06-25
Locy Type 5hks
PORTSMOUTH / VIRGINIA
USS Vega AK-17

Norfolk Cover Service

Notes: Cachet commemorates the keel-laying of USS Stack DD-406


 

Bunter Downes DD 375 19370809 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Downes DD 375 19370809 1 front.jpg
Bunter Downes DD 375 19370809 1 back.jpg

1937-08-09
Locy Type 3r (AC-BBT)
NORFOLK / NAVY YARD
USS Downes DD-375

Norfolk Cover Service

Notes: Cachet commemorates the keel-laying of USS Russell DD-414


 

Bunter Vega AK 17 19370920 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Vega AK 17 19370920 1 front.jpg
Bunter Vega AK 17 19370920 1 back.jpg

1937-09-20
Locy Type 3 (BC+BBT)
NAVY YARD / PHILA PA
USS Vega AK-17

USCS Chapter 4 Stephen Decatur
Meyer Tuchinsky

Notes: Cachet commemorates the keel-laying of USS Rhind DD-404


 

Bunter Dunlap DD 384 19371027 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Dunlap DD 384 19371027 1 front.jpg
Bunter Dunlap DD 384 19371027 1 back.jpg

1937-10-27
Locy Type 3r (AC-BBT)
NAVY DAY / NEW YORK
USS Dunlap DD-384

David R Annis
C A Emerson

Notes: Cachet Categories: Navy Day and Ship Keel Laying of USS North Carolina BB-55.
Cachet is thermographed.


 

Bunter Helm DD 388 19371027 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Helm DD 388 19371027 1 front.jpg
Bunter Helm DD 388 19371027 1 back.jpg

1937-10-27
Locy Type 3r (AC-BBT)
NAVY / DAY
USS Helm DD-388

Naval Cachet And Cancel Club
C Wright Richell

Notes: Cachet commemorates keel laying of USS North Carolina BB-55


 

Bunter Curtiss AV 4 19380425 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Curtiss AV 4 19380425 1 front.jpg
Bunter Curtiss AV 4 19380425 1 back.jpg

1938-04-25
Locy Type 2
Marine Barracks League Island Philadelphia PA

T M Holcombe
Lloyd A Nace

Notes: Cachet commemorates keel laying of USS Curtiss AV-4
Cachet is thermographed.


 

Bunter OtherUS Naval Hospital Washington DC 19381212 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter OtherUS Naval Hospital Washington DC 19381212 1 front.jpg
Bunter OtherUS Naval Hospital Washington DC 19381212 1 back.jpg

1938-12-12
Locy Type 9w
Naval Hospital Washington DC

Lloyd A Nace
T M Holcombe

Notes: Keel laying of USS Navajo AT-64.
Cachet is thermographed.


 

Bunter Tautog SS 199 19390301 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Tautog SS 199 19390301 1 front.jpg
Bunter Tautog SS 199 19390301 1 back.jpg

1939-03-01

Alex R Hesse

Notes: Cachet commemorates keel-laying of USS Tautog SS-199


 

Bunter Mustin DD 413 19390925 1 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Mustin DD 413 19390925 1 Front.jpg
Bunter Mustin DD 413 19390925 1 Back.jpg

1939-09-25
Locy Type 3r (AC-TBT)
"PORTSMOUTH / VIRGINIA"
USS Mustin DD-413

Dr. S.E. Hutnick

Note: Keel Laying of the USS Hornet CV-8.


 

Bunter Sirius AK 15 19390925 2 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Sirius AK 15 19390925 2 Front.jpg
Bunter Sirius AK 15 19390925 2 Back.jpg

1939-09-25
Locy Type 3r (A-TBT)
"PORTSMOUTH / VIRGINIA"
USS Sirius AK-15

Tazewell G. Nicholson
C. Wright Richell

Note: Keel laying for the USS Hornet CV-8.


 

GregCiesielski Ericsson DD440 19400318 1 Cachet.jpg
GregCiesielski Ericsson DD440 19400318 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Ericsson DD440 19400318 1 Postmark.jpg

1940-03-18
Locy Type 2
USS Ericsson DD-440

T.M. Holcombe
Lloyd A. Nace

Note: Ship's name is mis-spelled in the cachet.


 

Bunter Breese DM 18 19400904 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Breese DM 18 19400904 1 front.jpg
Bunter Breese DM 18 19400904 1 back.jpg

1940-09-04
Locy Type 3r (A-BBT)
USS Breese DM-18

Dr S E Hutnick

Notes: Cachet commemorates keel laying of USS Corry DD-463


 

Bunter William P Biddle APA 8 19410414 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter William P Biddle APA 8 19410414 1 front.jpg
Bunter William P Biddle APA 8 19410414 1 back.jpg

1941-04-14
Locy Type 9x
USS William P Biddle APA-8

Dr S E Hutnick

Notes: Keel-Laying of USS Mobile CL-63


 

Bunter Kentucky BB 66 19420307 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Kentucky BB 66 19420307 1 front.jpg
Bunter Kentucky BB 66 19420307 1 back.jpg

1942-03-07

Tazewell G Nicholson
C Wright Richell

Notes: Cachet commemorates the USS Kentucky BB-66.
Cachet is thermographed.


 

Hoffman Whale SSN 638 19640527 1 cachet.jpg
Hoffman Whale SSN 638 19640527 1 front.jpg

No Image

1964-05-27

USCS Chapter 61 Nuclear Ships
Malcolm C Walker

Notes: Keel laying for USS Whale SSN-638.
Contributed by Jennifer Hoffman.


 

Bunter Dwight D Eisenhower CVN 69 19700815 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Dwight D Eisenhower CVN 69 19700815 1 front.jpg

No Image

1970-08-15

USCS Chapter 61 Nuclear Ships
Bernhard M Vesper

Notes:


 

Hoffman South Carolina CGN 37 19701201 1 cachet.jpg
Hoffman South Carolina CGN 37 19701201 1 front.jpg

No Image

1970-12-01

USCS Chapter 61 Nuclear Ships
Bernhard M Vesper

Notes: Keel laying for USS South Carolina CGN-37
Contributed by Jennifer Hoffman.


 

Hoffman Glenard P Lipscomb SSN 685 19710605 1 cachet.jpg
Hoffman Glenard P Lipscomb SSN 685 19710605 1 front.jpg

No Image

1971-06-05

USCS Chapter 61 Nuclear Ships
Bernhard M Vesper

Notes: Keel laying for USS Glenard P Lipscomb SSN-685.
Contributed by Jennifer Hoffman.


 

Hoffman L Mendel Rivers SSN 686 19710626 1 cachet.jpg
Hoffman L Mendel Rivers SSN 686 19710626 1 front.jpg

No Image

1971-06-26

USCS Chapter 61 Nuclear Ships
Bernhard M Vesper

Notes: Keel laying for USS L Mendel Rivers SSN-686.
Contributed by Jennifer Hoffman.


 

Hoffman Baton Rouge SSN 689 19721118 1 cachet.jpg
Hoffman Baton Rouge SSN 689 19721118 1 front.jpg

No Image

1972-11-18

USCS Chapter 71 USS America

Notes: Keel laying for USS Baton Rouge SSN-689.
Contributed by Jennifer Hoffman.


 

Hoffman Omaha SSN 692 19730127 1 cachet.jpg
Hoffman Omaha SSN 692 19730127 1 front.jpg

No Image

1973-01-27

Dynamic Philatelic Society
E Wright

Notes: Keel laying for USS Omaha SSN-692.
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 Christening: USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69
Ship Launching: USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69


 

Hoffman Jacksonville SSN 699 19760221 1 cachet.jpg
Hoffman Jacksonville SSN 699 19760221 1 front.jpg

No Image

1976-02-21

Dynamic Philatelic Society
E Wright

Notes: Cachet commemorates keel laying of USS Jacksonville SSN-699
Contributed by Jennifer Hoffman.


 

Bunter Zeus T-ARC 7 19810601 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Zeus T-ARC 7 19810601 1 front.jpg
Bunter Zeus T-ARC 7 19810601 1 back.jpg

1981-06-01

Richard F Hoffner

Notes: Keel Laying of the USS Zeus T-ARC-7


 

Bunter George H W Bush CVN 77 20030906 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter George H W Bush CVN 77 20030906 1 front.jpg
Bunter George H W Bush CVN 77 20030906 1 pm1.jpg

2003-09-06
USPS Pictorial
Keel Laying Station / USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77)

USCS Chapter 68 USS Nathan Hale

Notes: Keel laying for USS George H W Bush CVN-77

 


 

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