DOLPHIN AGSS 555

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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.

    Dolphin Class Submarine
    Keel Laid 9 November 1962 - Launched 6 August 1968

  1. USS DOLPHIN AGSS-555
    Commissioned 17 August 1968 - Decommissioned 15 January 2007

    Stricken from the Naval Vessel Register 15 January 2007
    Currently a museum ship in San Diego Bay,
        under the management of the San Diego Maritime Museum.
Dolphin AGSS555 Crest.jpg

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 Dolphin AGSS-555 Covers Page 1    (2006)

 

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

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link
To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image


 

USPS Slogan
Machine Postmark

"Naval Base Br."

Portsmouth, NH

1968-06-08

GregCiesielski Dolphin AGSS555 19680608 1 Front.jpg

N/A

Launching, add-on cachet by Alton (Budd) M. Arrington


 

USPS Slogan
Machine Postmark

"Naval Base Br."

Portsmouth, NH

1968-08-17

JohnGermann Dolphin AGSS555 19680817 1 Front.jpg

N/A

Commissioning


 

Locy Type
2-2 (USS,
FPO AP 96663-3400)

2006-09-22

GregCiesielski Dolphin AGSS555 20060922 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Dolphin AGSS555 20060922 1 Front.jpg

Deactivation (Navy called it Decommissioning), cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Decommissioning Station"

San Diego, CA

2006-09-22

GregCiesielski Dolphin AGSS555 20060922 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Dolphin AGSS555 20060922 2 Front.jpg

Deactivation (Navy called it Decommissioning), cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Last Day of Commission /
Station"

San Diego, CA

2006-12-08

GregCiesielski Dolphin AGSS555 20061208 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Dolphin AGSS555 20070115 1 Front.jpg

Decommissioning (Another failed Decommissioning date), cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS 4-bar

"Midway Philatelic Br."

San Diego, CA

2007-01-12

GregCiesielski Dolphin AGSS555 20070112 1 Front.jpg

N/A

Decommissioning (Crew Only), cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS 4-bar

"Midway Philatelic Branch"

San Diego, CA

2007-01-15

GregCiesielski Dolphin AGSS555 20070115 1 Front.jpg

N/A

Decommissioning (Officially), cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - A widely distributed and diverse group of 40 extant species of dolphins.

The ships sponsor was sponsored by Mrs. Margaret "Maggie" Awamura Inouye, wife of Daniel K. Inouye, United States Senator from Hawaii from 1963 until his death in 2012

Eight ships of the US Navy have borne the name DOLPHIN - USS Dolphin (1777 Cutter), USS Dolphin (1821 Schooner), USS Dolphin (1836 Brig), USS Dolphin (PG-24 Gunboat),
USS Dolphin (SP-318), USS Dolphin (SP-874), USS Dolphin SS-169 and USS Dolphin AGSS-555.

 


 

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