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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.

    Thresher Class Attack Submarine
    Keel Laid 15 August 1961 - Launched 4 April 1964
    Lengthened 13 feet, Re-Launched 30 April 1965

    Commissioned 3 November 1967 - Decommissioned 18 April 1994

    Struck from Naval Register 18 April 1994
    Scrapped 30 September 1994

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 Greenling SSN-614 Covers Page 1     (1964-1994)



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
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Cover Image



Machine Cancel

Groton CT


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Launching, cachet by Morris W. Beck


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for the Greenling, an elongate, fine-scaled fish found from Kamchatka to California.

Two submarines of the US Navy have borne the name GREENLING - USS Greenling SS-213 and USS Greenling SSN 614.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Henry C. Bruton, wife of retired Rear Admiral Henry Chester Bruton, the commissioning commanding officer of the first GREENLING (SS 213) and the holder of three Navy Crosses and the Legion of Merit for his service during World War II.



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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