HONOLULU CL 48

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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.

    Brooklyn Class Light Cruiser
    Keel Laid 10 September 1935 - Launched 26 August 1937

  1. USS HONOLULU CL-48
    Commissioned 15 June 1938 - Decommissioned 3 February 1947

    Struck from Naval Register 1 March 1949
    Sold 12 October 1959 to Bethlehem Steel Baltimore, MD for scrap

Honolulu cl48.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 Honolulu CL-48 Covers Page 1    (1935 - June 1938)
  2. USS Honolulu CL-48 Covers Page 2    (July 1938 - Dec 1938)
  3. USS Honolulu CL-48 Covers Page 3    (1939)
  4. USS Honolulu CL-48 Covers Page 4    (1940-46)

 

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

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link
To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image


 

Locy Type
FDC 3r(A-BBT)

"NAVY YARD /
BROOKLYN"

1938-06-15

Bunter Honolulu CL 48 19380615 12 pm1.jpg
Bunter Honolulu CL 48 19380615 12 front.jpg

First Day in Commission. Cachet by M. Fay Muridge, sponsored by Walter Czubay


 

Locy Type
FDC 3r(A-BBT)

"1ST.POSTAL /
SERVICE"

1938-06-15

GregCiesielski Honolulu CL48 19380615 1r Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Honolulu CL48 19380615 1r Front.jpg

First Day in Commission / First Day of Postal Service. Cachet by Ted Rauterberg. This postmark is not listed in the Postmark Catalog, 5th edition. From the Bob Reisinger collection.


 

Locy Type
FDC 3r(A-BBT)

"FIRST P.O. /
SERVICE"

1938-06-15

GregCiesielski Honolulu CL48 19380615 2r Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Honolulu CL48 19380615 2r Front.jpg

First Day in Commission / First Day of Postal Service. Cachet by Walter G. Crosby. This postmark is not listed in the Postmark Catalog, 5th edition. From the Bob Reisinger collection.


 

Locy Type
2(n)

(used after POD)

1946-07-05

JonBurdett honolulu cl48 19460705 pm.jpg
JonBurdett honolulu cl48 19460705.jpg

Post office discontinued June 1 1946


 

Locy Type
2rtz

1945-09-02

Bunter Honolulu CL 48 19450902 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Honolulu CL 48 19450902 1 front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 2z

1944-07-05

Bunter Honolulu CL 48 19440705 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Honolulu CL 48 19440705 1 front.jpg

Censored wartime (WII) use


 

Locy Type
3 (A-TBT)

"EASTER /
SUNDAY"

1941-04-13

JonBurdett honolulu cl48 41341 pm.jpg
JonBurdett honolulu cl48 41341.jpg

Easter 1941


 

Locy Type
3r (A-BBT)

"A MERRY /
XMAS"

1939-12-25

GregCiesielski Honolulu CL48 19391225 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Honolulu CL48 19391225 1 Front.jpg

Merry Christmas from Ralph L. (Shorty) Burkholder


 

Locy Type
3ar

1940-02-12

JonBurdett honolulu cl48 19400212 pm.jpg
JonBurdett honolulu cl48 19400212.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3z (BBB)

1942-12-27

JonBurdett honolullu cl48 19421227 pm.jpg
JonBurdett honolullu cl48 19421227.jpg

Censored wartime (WWII) use


 

Locy Type
6ep(3)

1939-01-10

GregCiesielski Honolulu CL48 19390110 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Honolulu CL48 19390110 1 Front.jpg

Add-on cachet by Bruce D. Liddell


 

Locy Type 9

1945-09-02

Bunter Honolulu CL 48 19450902 1 pm2.jpg
Bunter Honolulu CL 48 19450902 1 front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 9v

1940-01-01

Bunter Honolulu CL 48 19400101 1 pm4.jpg
Bunter Honolulu CL 48 19400101 1 back.jpg

Note: Cachet is thermographed.


 

Locy Type
9efw

1940-01-01

Bunter Honolulu CL 48 19400101 1 pm2.jpg
Bunter Honolulu CL 48 19400101 1 back.jpg

Note: Cachet is thermographed.


 

Locy Type 9x

1940-01-01

Bunter Honolulu CL 48 19400101 1 pm3.jpg
Bunter Honolulu CL 48 19400101 1 back.jpg

Note: Cachet is thermographed.


 

Locy Type F

"ARRIVED /
9 JUL 1939"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. H-77

1939-07-09

Bunter Honolulu CL 48 19390709 3 pm1.jpg
Bunter Honolulu CL 48 19390709 3 front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type F

"DEPARTED /
JUL 15 1939"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. H-77

1939-07-15

Bunter Honolulu CL 48 19390715 3 pm2.jpg
Bunter Honolulu CL 48 19390715 3 front.jpg

Cachet by George V. Sadworth


 

Locy Type F

"FIRST DAY /
THIS /
CANCEL"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. H-77a

1940-06-16

Bunter Honolulu CL 48 19400616 1 pm2.jpg
Bunter Honolulu CL 48 19400616 1 front.jpg

Cachet is thermographed. Father's Day.


 

Locy Type F

"FLAGSHIP - CRUISERS /
Navy Day /
Lanakila Maui /
BATTLEFORCE -
U.S. FLEET"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. H-77b

1940-10-27

Bunter Honolulu CL 48 19401027 4 pm1.jpg
Bunter Honolulu CL 48 19401027 4 front.jpg

Cachet by Walt Lupton


 

Locy Type Fz

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. H-77c

1942-01-03

JonBurdett honolulu cl46 19420103 pm.jpg
JonBurdett honolulu cl46 19420103.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
FAKE

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-3

1941-08-26

GregCiesielski Honolulu CL48 19410826 1a Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Honolulu CL48 19410826 1a Front.jpg

Cachet by Sibley's Dept. Store (Hobby Shop)


 

Locy Type
SLO

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. H-77d

1940-10-27

JonBurdett honolulu cl48 19401027 slo.jpg
JonBurdett honolulu cl48 19401027-1.jpg

Cachet by Walter Czubay


 

Locy Types
SLKb (32x4)

SLKts (37x3)

c1940

JonBurdett honolulu cl48 slk pm.jpg
JonBurdett honolulu cl48 slk.jpg

Both known straightline marks used together


 

Locy Type
SLK (38x3)

1939-09-07

Bunter Honolulu CL 48 19390907 1 pm4.jpg
Bunter Honolulu CL 48 19390907 1 front.jpg

Note: Not documented in the USCS Postmark Catalog


 

Locy Type
SLKs (42x3)

1939-09-07

Bunter Honolulu CL 48 19390907 1 pm2.jpg
Bunter Honolulu CL 48 19390907 1 front.jpg

Note: Not documented in the USCS Postmark Catalog


 

Locy Type
SLP3

1940-02-12

GregCiesielski Honolulu CL48 19400212 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Honolulu CL48 19400212 1 Front.jpg

Note: Not documented in the USCS Postmark Catalog. From the Bob Reisinger collection.



Non-Postal Marking


 

Non-Postal
Marking

1938-06-15

Bunter Honolulu CL 48 19380615 8 marking.jpg
Bunter Honolulu CL 48 19380615 8 front.jpg

Note: Marking found on Commissioning covers.



Proof Strikes of Type F (H-77)


 

Proof Strike

1939-07-15

GregCiesielski Honolulu CL48 19390715 1 Front.jpg

N/A

Proof Strike on postal card


 

Proof Strike

1939-07-15

GregCiesielski Honolulu CL48 19390715 2 Front.jpg

N/A

Proof Strike on card

 

Other Information

USS HONOLULU earned 8 Battle Stars for WWII service

HONOLULU was at Pearl Harbor December 7 1941 at The Pearl Harbor Navy Yard

NAMESAKE - Named for the city of Honolulu, Hawaii.

The ships sponsor was Miss Helen Poindexter.

 


 

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