FLORIDA SSGN 728

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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.

    Ohio Class Nuclear Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine
    Keel Laid 4 July 1976 - Named "FLORIDA" 19 January 1981
    Launched 14 November 1981

  1. USS FLORIDA SSBN-728
  2. Commissioned 18 June 1983

    Ohio Class Nuclear Powered Guided Missile Submarine
  3. USS FLORIDA SSGN-728
  4. Returned to service as (SSGN) 25 May 2006
Florida SSBN 1 Crest.jpg
Florida SSGN 1 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 Florida SSBN / SSGN-728 Covers Page 1    (1983-2020)

 

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
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Full Cover Image

Ship Postmarks


 

Locy Type F

"FIRST DAY /
IN /
COMMISSION"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. F-53

1983-06-18

GregCiesielski Florida SSBN728 19830618 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Florida SSBN728 19830618 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS. BLACK ink.


 

Locy Type F

"FIRST DAY /
IN /
COMMISSION"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. F-53

1983-06-18

GregCiesielski Florida SSBN728 19830618 13 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Florida SSBN728 19830618 13 Front.jpg

Commissioning, Cachet by Alton M. (Budd) Arrington, sponsored by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS. PURPLE ink.


 

Locy Type F

"FIRST DAY /
IN /
COMMISSION"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. F-53

1983-06-18

GregCiesielski Florida SSBN728 19830618 3 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Florida SSBN728 19830618 3 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS. RED ink.


 

Locy Type F

"FIRST DAY /
IN /
COMMISSION"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. F-53

1983-06-18

GregCiesielski Florida SSBN728 19830618 14 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Florida SSBN728 19830618 14 Front.jpg

Commissioning, Cachet by Alton M. (Budd) Arrington, sponsored by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS. TEAL ink.


 

Locy Type F

"FIRST DAY /
IN /
COMMISSION"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. F-53

1983-06-18

GregCiesielski Florida SSBN728 19830618 15 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Florida SSBN728 19830618 15 Front.jpg

Commissioning, Invitation cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS. BLUE ink.



USPS Pictorial Postmarks


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"20th
Anniversary Station"

Groton, CT

2003-06-18

GregCiesielski Florida SSBN728 20030618 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Florida SSBN728 20030618 2 Front.jpg

20th Anniversary, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Return To
Service Station"

Mayport, FL

2006-05-25

GregCiesielski Florida SSGN728 20060525 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Florida SSGN728 20060525 5 Front.jpg

Official Return to Service Ceremony, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"25th
Anniversary Station"

Groton, CT

2008-06-16

GregCiesielski Florida SSGN728 20080618 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Florida SSGN728 20080618 1 Front.jpg

25th Anniversary, cachet by Wolfgang Hechler
The date on the pictorial postmark was incorrect by two days. To correct the error, the post office used their Type 9 postmark to reflect the actual date of anniversary.


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"25th
Anniversary Station"

Groton, CT

2008-06-18

GregCiesielski Florida SSGN728 20080618 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Florida SSGN728 20080618 2 Front.jpg

25th Anniversary, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS. Corrected pictorial postmark.


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"30th
Anniversary Sta."

Groton, CT

2013-06-18

GregCiesielski Florida SSGN728 20130618 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Florida SSGN728 20130618 1 Front.jpg

30th Anniversary, cachet by Leonhard Venne


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"35th
Anniversary Sta."

Groton, CT

2018-06-18

GregCiesielski Florida SSGN728 20180618 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Florida SSGN728 20180618 1 Front.jpg

35th Anniversary, postmark and cachet by Wolfgang Hechler

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named after the 27th state - FLORIDA.

There has been six US Navy ships that have borne the name FLORIDA - USS Florida (Sloop 1824); USS Florida (Steamboat 1850); USS Florida (Screw Frigate 1869); USS Florida BM-9; USS Florida BB-30 and USS Florida SSBN/SSGN-728.

The ships sponsor is Mrs. Marcia M. Carlucci.

 


 

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