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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.

    Virginia Class Battleship
    Keel Laid 31 August 1901 - Launched 11 October 1904

  1. USS GEORGIA Battleship No. 15
  2. Commissioned 24 September 1906 - Decommissioned 27 January 1916
    Served as receiving ship at Boston, MA while out of commission
    See US Receiving Ship - Boston MA for more information
    Recommissioned 6 April 1917 - Decommissioned 15 July 1920

    Stricken 12 July 1922
    Sold 1 November 1923 and broken up for scrap


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 Georgia BB-15 Covers Page 1    (1909-1918)



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
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image

1st Commissioning 24 September 1906 to 27 January 1916


Locy Type 1




Locy Type
3 (A)



Picture postcard from Port Au Prince Haiti

2nd Commissioning April 6 1917 to July 15 1920


Locy Type 1z


Censored, Official Business

USPS Pictorial Postmark


Pictorial Postmark

(BB-15) Station"

Norfolk VA


100th Anniversary of the Great White Fleet, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


Other Information

NAMESAKE - The state of Georgia.

Two ships of the US Navy have been named GEORGIA - USS Georgia Battleship No. 15 and USS Georgia SSGN-729

Two ships of the Confederate States Navy have been named GEORGIA - CSS Georgia (Cruiser 1863) and CSS Georgia (Battery 1863).

The ships sponsor was Miss Stella Tate, of Tate, GA, sister of Congressman Tate.



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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