FLORIDA BB 30

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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.


    Florida Class Battleship
    Keel Laid 9 March 1909 - Launched 12 May 1910

  1. USS FLORIDA Battleship No. 30
  2. Commissioned 15 September 1911

  3. USS FLORIDA BB 30
  4. Designated (BB) 17 July 1920
    Decommissioned 16 February 1931

    Struck from Naval Register 6 April 1931
    Sold 16 February 1931 and broken up for scrap
Florida BB30 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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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 Florida BB-30 Covers Page 1    (1910-1931)

 

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


 

Locy Type
1z

1918-05-28

GregCiesielski Florida BB30 19180528 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Florida BB30 19180528 1 Front.jpg

Passed By Censor, FREE mail, World War I.


 

Locy Type
2

1911-12-30

JonBurdett florida bb30 19111230 pm.jpg
JonBurdett florida bb30 19111230.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. F-12a

1922-01-17

JonBurdett florida bb30 19220117r pm.jpg
JonBurdett florida bb30 19220117.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3

"BOSTON /
MASS"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. F-12c

1927-11-16

GregCiesielski Florida BB30 19271116 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Florida BB30 19271116 1 Front.jpg

Sailor's Mail


 

Locy Type
3

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. F-12d

1927-06-16

JonBurdett florida bb30 19270616r pm.jpg
JonBurdett florida bb30 19270616.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3a (C)

"VERA CRUZ /
MEXICO"

1914-06-28

GregCiesielski Florida BB30 19140628 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Florida BB30 19140628 1 Back.jpg

Facing slip. From the Gary B. Weiss collection.


 

Locy Type
3b (BC-XOX)

"NORFOLK /
VA"

1913-04-05

JonBurdett florida bb30 19130405r pm.jpg
JonBurdett florida bb30 19130405.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3rs

1922-07-13

JonBurdett florida bb30 19220713r pm.jpg
JonBurdett florida bb30 19220713.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3s

1927-07-08

GregCiesielski Florida BB30 19270708 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Florida BB30 19270708 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
6

1929-07-27

Bunter Florida BB 30 19290727 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Florida BB 30 19290727 1 front.jpg

Notes:


 

Locy Type 8

1930-10-01

GregCiesielski Florida BB30 19301001 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Florida BB30 19301001 1 Front.jpg

Collectors request from Herbert Rommel Jr. From the Tom Kean Collection.


 

Locy Type
9v

1914-12-14

JonBurdett florida bb30 19141214 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett florida bb30 19141214.JPG

Mark from back of cover


 

Locy Type P

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. F-12i

1917-08-17

GregCiesielski Florida BB30 19170817 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Florida BB30 19170817 1 Front.jpg

Censored postcard


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. F-12i

1917-12-11

JonBurdett florida bb30 19171211 pm.jpg
JonBurdett florida bb30 19171211.jpg

Censored wartime (WWI) use


 

Locy Type F

"PHILADELPHIA /
NAVY YARD"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. F-12g

1931-02-12

JonBurdett florida bb30 19310212 pm.jpg
JonBurdett florida bb30 19310212.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
LDC F

"LAST DAY IN /
COMMISSION"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. F-12g

1931-02-16

GregCiesielski Florida BB30 19310216 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Florida BB30 19310216 1 Front.jpg

Last Day in Commission



 

USPO
Machine Cancel

"Sta. F"

Washington DC

1914-02-02

GregCiesielski NewYork BB34 19140202 1 Front.jpg

No Image

Incoming mail from the "American Society of Naval Engineers, Navy Dept., Washington DC"


 

Locy Type
3 (AC)

"NAVY YARD /
NEW YORK"

USS NEW YORK
BB 34

1914-12-14

GregCiesielski NewYork BB34 19141214 1 Picture.jpg
GregCiesielski NewYork BB34 19141214 1 Front.jpg

Picture postcard of USS Florida BB-30

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for The State of Florida.

Six ships of the US Navy have borne the name FLORIDA - USS Florida (1824 Sloop), USS Florida (1850 Side-wheel Steamboat), USS Florida (1869 Screw Frigate), USS Florida BM-9,
USS Florida BB-30 and USS Florida SSGN-728

The ships sponsor was E. D. Fleming.

 


 

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