GLACIER AF 4

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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.

    Built 1891 as "SS PORT CHALMERS"
    Acquired by US Navy 1898 and converted for Naval service

  1. USS DELMONICO
  2. Commissioned 5 July 1898

  3. USS GLACIER
  4. Renamed 11 July 1898 - Decommissioned 6 March 1899
    Recommissioned 31 March 1899 - Decommissioned 1 August 1903
    Recommissioned 15 December 1903 - Decommissioned 30 July 1904
    Recommissioned 15 September 1904

  5. USS GLACIER AF-4
  6. Designated (AF) 17 July 1920
    Decommissioned 6 March 1922

    Struck from Naval Register (Date unknown)
    Sold for commercial service 17 August 1922
    Acquired by the WSA 10 October 1942
    Re-delivered 23 August 1944, to Carbella SS. Co. renamed "SS Carbella"
    Final Disposition, date unknown, still working as of 1956
GregCiesielski Glacier AF4 1908 1 Front.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Glacier AF-4 Covers Page 1    (1909-1913,2009)

 

Postmarks

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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




4th Commissioning 15 September 1904 to 6 March 1922

Post Office Established 4 November 1908 - Post Office Disestablished 29 November 1911


 

Locy Type SL

Canal Zone Postmark

1909-03-01

GregCiesielski Glacier AF4 19090301 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Glacier AF4 19090301 1 Front.jpg

San Antonio TX postmark (in address) shows card was received on 11 March 1909. From the Gary Weiss collection.


 

Locy Type
1 (C+)

1910-08-28

JonBurdett glacier af4 19100828 pm.jpg
JonBurdett glacier af4 19100828.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2 (AC)

(1911)

1911-04-13

GregCiesielski Glacier 19110413 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Glacier 19110413 1 Back.jpg

Picture postcard of a indoor swimming pool in San Diego, CA



4th Commissioning 15 September 1904 to 6 March 1922

Post Office Reestablished 13 February 1912 - Post Office Disestablished 29 December 1920


 

Locy Type
2 (AC)

(1919)

1921-02-01

JonBurdett glacier af4 19210201 pm.jpg
JonBurdett glacier af4 19210201.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (AC)

"SAN DIEGO /
CALIFORNIA"

1913-08-19

GregCiesielski Glacier 19130819 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Glacier 19130819 1 Back.jpg

Picture postcard of a San Francisco CA monument



USPS Pictorial Postmark


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"USS GLACIER
AF-4 STA."

San Diego CA

2009-01-09

GregCiesielski Glacier AF4 20090109 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Glacier AF4 20090109 1 Front.jpg

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

 

Other Information

USS GLACIER earned the Philippine Campaign Medal, the Mexican Service Medal and the World War I Victory Medal w/ Transport clasp during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A field or body of ice formed in a region where snowfall exceeds melting; it moves slowly down a mountainside or valley. The second and fourth Glacier were named for Glacier Bay, Alaska; the third Glacier for Glacier County, Montana.

Four ships of the US Navy have been named GLACIER - USS Glacier AF-4, USS Glacier CVE-33, USS Glacier AK-183 and USS Glacier AGB-4.

 


 

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