DELAWARE BB 28

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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.

    Delaware Class Battleship
    Keel Laid November 11 1907 - Launched February 6 1909

  1. USS DELAWARE Battleship No. 28
    Commissioned April 4 1910

  2. USS DELAWARE BB-28
    Designated (BB) July 17 1920
    Decommissioned November 10 1923

    Struck from Naval Register November 10 1923
    Broken up for scrap 1924

 

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. Covers Page 1    (1910-20)

 

Postmarks

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
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Killer Bar Text

Date From
to
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

Post office established May 6 1910 - Disestablished November 23 1923


 

Locy Type
1z

1918-07-10

JonBurdett delaware bb28 19180710 pm.jpg
JonBurdett delaware bb28 19180710.jpg

Censored wartime (WWI) use


 

Locy Type
1u (C)

1910-11-18

Bunter Delaware BB 28 19101118 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Delaware BB 28 19101118 1 front.jpg

Note: Bottom 'killer bar" is actually the edge of the rubber stamp mold. It is deceiving.


 

Locy Type
1u (C)

1911-12-07

GregCiesielski Delaware BB28 19111207 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Delaware BB28 19111207 1 Back.jpg

Note: Picture postcard


 

Locy Type
2

1913-02-11

JonBurdett delaware bb28 19130211r pm.jpg
JonBurdett delaware bb28 19130211.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2rz

1918-04-08

JonBurdett delaware bb28 19180408r pm.jpg
JonBurdett delaware bb28 19180408.jpg

Censored wartime (WWI) use


 

Locy Type
3 (AC)

"GUATANAABY /
CUBA"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. D-13

1916-03-03

GregCiesielski Delaware BB28 19160303 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Delaware BB28 19160303 1 Front.jpg

Killer text from "Guantanamo Bay, Cuba"


 

Locy Type
3 (AC)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. D-13

1917-04-13

JonBurdett delaware bb28 19170413 pm.jpg
JonBurdett delaware bb28 19170413.jpg

Censored wartime (WWI) use


 

Locy Type
3

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. D-13a

1913-12-21

JonBurdett delaware bb28 19131221 pm.jpg
JonBurdett delaware bb28 19131221.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3

"A. E. F. U. S. N. /
FOR. SERVICE"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. D-13b

1918-02-05

GregCiesielski Delaware BB28 19180205 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Delaware BB28 19180205 1 Front.jpg

Postmark killer = "American Expeditionary Force United States Navy / Foreign Service"
Postmark bears certain similarities to 'USCS Catalog Illus. D13a'


 

Locy Type
3

"A. E. F. U. S. N. /
FOR. SERVICE"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. D-13b

1918-02-05

GregCiesielski Delaware BB28 19180205 1 Censor.jpg
GregCiesielski Delaware BB28 19180205 1 Front.jpg

Close-up view of Censor Marking from the Feb 5 1918 cover
"A.E.F. PASSED AS / CENSORED #15 / {Signature} / Lt. U.S.N."


 

Locy Type
3 (AC)

"GUANTANAMO /
BAY CUBA"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. D-13c

1920-01-14

JonBurdett delaware bb28 19200114r pm.jpg
JonBurdett delaware bb28 19200114.jpg

Note:

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named the State of Delaware (the first state in the Union).

Six ships of the US Navy have been named DELAWARE - USS Delaware (24-gun frigate 1776), USS Delaware (20-gun ship 1798), USS Delaware (74-gun ship of the line 1820), USS Delaware (side-wheel steamer 1861), USS Delaware (screw steamer 1869), USS Delaware BB-28. SP-467 (later AT-5S and YT-111) served in the Navy from 1917 to 1923. Although officially known as SP-467, she was erroneously listed under her merchant name of Delaware on various occasions.

 


 

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