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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.

    Holland Class Submarine
    Keel Laid November 1896 - Launched March 1897
    Purchased by the Navy 18 April 1900

    Commissioned 12 October 1900 - Decommissioned 21 November 1910

    Struck from Naval Register 21 November 1910
    Sold 18 June 1913 to Henry A. Hintner & Sons, Philadelphia, PA


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 Holland SS-1 Covers Page 1     (1896-1910)



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

USPS Pictorial Postmark


Pictorial Postmark

"USS Holland Sta."

Berkeley Heights, NJ


GregCiesielski Holland SS1 20001012 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Holland SS1 20001012 1 Front.jpg

100th Anniversary, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


Other Information

NAMESAKE - John Philip Holland, developer of the first true submarine.

Ships sponsor was Mrs. Lee Gwynn Lawrence



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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