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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.

    Balao Class Submarine
    Ordered as CHICKWICK
    Name changed 24 September 1942
    Keel Laid 3 February 1944 - Launched 17 December 1944

    Commissioned 6 April 1945 - Decommissioned 10 December 1948
    Recommissioned 24 October 1950
    Placed in Reserve Commission 28 February 1952
    Placed in Full Commission 17 October 1952
    Decommissioned 31 July 1972

  2. TCG PREVEZE S-345 (Turkish Naval Service)
    Transferred (leased) to Turkey 31 July 1972 and renamed
    Struck from Navy Register 1 August 1973
    Sold to Turkey 1 August 1973
    Decommissioned by Turkish Navy 20 March 1986

    Fate unknown

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 Entemedor SS-340 Covers Page 1     (1944-1973)



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
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Cover Image


Machine Cancel

Groton CT



Keel Laying. Cachet by William F. Spader, sponsored by the Argonauts Crew No. 24, ANCS. From the George Marcincin collection.


Other Information

NAMESAKE - A fish of the electric ray family found in shallow waters from Baja California to Panama.



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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