EMPIRE STATE IX 38

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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.


    Antares Class Miscellaneous Auxiliary
    Keel Laid 1919 as "SHAUME"
    Acquired by U.S. Navy 8 November 1921

  1. USS PROCYON AG-11
  2. Commissioned 30 November 1921 - Decommissioned 1 April 1931

  3. TS EMPIRE STATE IX-38
  4. Renamed and redesignated Miscellaneous Unclassified (IX) 15 July 1931
    Loaned to New York Maritime Academy as a Training Ship 15 July 1931 - 11 April 1940

  5. TS AMERICAN PILOT
  6. Renamed and assigned to U.S. Merchant Marine Academy 1941

  7. TS BAY STATE II
  8. Transferred to Massachusetts Maritime Academy and renamed (Date unknown)

    Struck from Naval Register (Date unknown)
    Fate unknown

 

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Procyon Covers Page 1    (1924-1930)
  2. TS Empire State IX-38 Covers Page 1     (DATE RANGE)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link
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Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
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Cover Image

USS PROCYON

Post Office Established 27 April 1922 - Disestablished 17 January 1931


 

Locy Type
3 (AC)

"SAN PEDRO /
CALIF"

1924-11-10

JonBurdett procyon ag11 19241110 pm.jpg
JonBurdett procyon ag11 19241110.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3

"SAN PEDRO /
CALIF"

1927-06-27

GregCiesielski Procyon AG11 19270627 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Procyon AG11 19270627 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3s (AC)(D2)

1923-10-08

GregCiesielski Procyon AG11 19231008 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Procyon AG11 19231008 1 Front.jpg

From the Bob Govern collection.


 

Locy Type
3s (A)

"MARE IS.CAL /
8 A.M."

1930-07-23

GregCiesielski Procyon AG11 19300723 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Procyon AG11 19300723 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3s (A)

"SAN PEDRO /
CALIF 8 A.M."

1930-11-04

GregCiesielski Procyon AG11 19301104 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Procyon AG11 19301104 1 Front.jpg

Official Business


 

Locy Type
3sty
"Flagship Fleet Base Force"

"SAN PEDRO /
CALIFORNIA"

1924-10-23

Bunter Empire State IX 38 19241023 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Empire State IX 38 19241023 1 front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
6

1928-07-20

GregCiesielski Procyon AG11 19280720 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Procyon AG11 19280720 1 Front.jpg

Note:



EMPIRE STATE

No Post Office


 

USPO Slogan
Machine Cancel

"Navy Yard Station"

Brooklyn NY

1936-10-26

GregCiesielski EmpireState IX38 19361026 1 Front.jpg

N/A

Note:


 

Locy Type
SLKb(58x3)

1933

GregCiesielski EmpireState IX38 1933 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski EmpireState IX38 1933 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
SL3Kb (30x3)

1935-05-01

GregCiesielski EmpireState IX38 19350501 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski EmpireState IX38 19350501 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by - George V. Sadworth


 

Locy Type
SL3Kb (30x3)

1935-05-01

GregCiesielski EmpireState IX38 19350501 1 Back.jpg
GregCiesielski EmpireState IX38 19350501 1 Front.jpg

Reverse of May 1 1935 cover showing manuscript date.

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE -
PROCYON - A first-magnitude star in the constellation Canis Minor

EMPIRE STATE - Named for The State of New York

BAY STATE - Named for The State of Massachusetts

Three ships of the US Navy have borne the name PROCYON - USS Procyon AG-11, USS Procyon AKA-2 and USS Procyon AF-61.

 


 

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