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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.

    Thresher Class Nuclear Powered Attack Submarine
    Keel Laid 6 June 1960 - Launched 18 August 1962

  1. USS DACE SSN-607
    Commissioned 4 April 1964 - Deactivated 27 February 1988
    Decommissioned 2 December 1988

    Struck from Naval Register 2 December 1988
    Disposed of through Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. USS Dace SSN-607 Covers Page 1     (1964-1987)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image

USPS Pictorial Postmarks


Pictorial Postmark


Bremerton, WA


Deactivation, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Any of many small North American fresh-water fishes of the carp family.

There has been two submarines of the US Navy that have borne the name DACE - USS Dace SS-247 and USS Dace SSN-607.

The ships sponsor was Betty Ford, wife of future President of the United States Gerald R. Ford, Jr.



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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