GRAYLING SS 209

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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.

    Gar Class Submarine
    Keel Laid 15 December 1939 - Launched 4 September 1940

  1. USS GRAYLING SS-209
    Commissioned 1 March 1941
    SUNK between September 9 - 12 1943 (Enemy Action) in Lingayen Gulf
    Possible collision with Japanese Passenger Cargo Ship HOKUAN MARU

    Struck from Naval Register (Date unknown)
GRAYLING 209 PATCH.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 Grayling SS-209 Covers Page 1    (1939-42)

 

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

Date From
to
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3(A-BTB)

"FIRST DAY /
MAIL SERVICE"

1941-03-20

GregCiesielski Grayling SS209 19410320 4 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Grayling SS209 19410320 3 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service. Cachet by Gow C. Ng.


 

Locy Type
FDPS 9v

1941-03-20

JonBurdett grayling ss208 19410320 pm9v.jpg
JonBurdett grayling ss208 19410320.jpg

First Day Postal Service


 

Locy Type
FDPS 9x

1941-03-20

GregCiesielski Grayling SS209 19410320 5 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Grayling SS209 19410320 5 Front.jpg

Add-on cachet by William Frederick. (Patterned after a Loring W. Stannard cachet)


 

Locy Type
3(A-BTB)

"DEEP /
DIVE"

1941-05-06

GregCiesielski Grayling SS209 19410506 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Grayling SS209 19410506 1 Front.jpg

Deep Dive. Cachet by George V. Sadworth, sponsored by the Argonauts Crew No. 24, ANCS


 

Locy Type
3z (BBT)

1942-07-06

JonBurdett grayling ss209 19420706 pm.jpg
JonBurdett grayling ss209 19420706.jpg

Censored, WWII use


 

USPS CDS

Portsmouth, NH

1983-09-12

GregCiesielski Grayling SS209 19430912 1 Front.jpg

N/A

"On Eternal Patrol". Cachet by Alton (Budd) M. Arrington

 

Other Information

Credited with sinking...
The 6243-ton Japanese Merchant Ship RYUJIN MARU, April 13 1942 off Japan
An Un-named Japanese Sailing Vessel. December 3 1942, Netherlands East Indies
The 749-ton Japanese Merchant Ship USHIO MARU, January 26 1943 Verde Island Passage
The 4103-ton Japanese Transport Ship SHANGHAI MARU, April 9 1943 off Dumali Point
The 5480-ton Japanese Transport Ship MEIZAN MARU, August 27 1943 off Mindoro

NAMESAKE - A fresh water game fish closely related to the trout.

 


 

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