KENTUCKY BB 6

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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.


    Kearsarge Class Battleship
    Keel Laid June 30 1896 - Launched March 24 1898

  1. USS KENTUCKY Battleship No. 6
    Commissioned May 15 1900 - Decommissioned August 28 1909
    Recommissioned June 4 1912 - Decommissioned March 29 1920

    Struck from Naval Register May 27 1922
    Sold March 24 1923 and broken up for scrap

 

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Kentucky BB-6 Covers Page 1    (1901-18,2008)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link
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Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image

1st Commissioning May 15 1900 - August 28 1909


 

Duplex

MANILA P.I.

1902-03-24

GregCiesielski Kentucky BB6 19020324 1 Front.jpg

N/A

USS KENTUCKY / ASIATIC STATION


 

Locy Type 1

1909-03-28

GregCiesielski Kentucky BB6 19090328 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Kentucky BB6 19090328 1 Back.jpg

Picture postcard of the Chamberlin Hotel, Old Point Comfort, VA


 

Postcard

1909-03-28

GregCiesielski Kentucky BB6 19090328 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Kentucky BB6 19090328 1 Back.jpg

Picture postcard of the Chamberlin Hotel, Old Point Comfort, VA


 

Locy Type 1

1909-05-29

Bunter Kentucky BB 6 19090529 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Kentucky BB 6 19090529 1 front.jpg

Note:



2nd Commissioning June 4 1912 - March 29 1920


 

Locy Type
2rz

1918-11-14

JonBurdett kentucky bb6 19181114 pm.jpg
JonBurdett kentucky bb6 19181114.JPG

Censored, World War II use


 

Locy Type
3 (AC)

1917-09-17

JonBurdett kentucky 18170917 pm.jpg
JonBurdett kentucky 18170917.jpg

Censored, World War II use


 

Locy Type 3

1917-01-17

JonBurdett kentucky bb6 19170117 pm.jpg
JonBurdett kentucky bb6 19170117.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3a

1916-04-10

JonBurdett kentucky bb6 19160410.jpg

N/A

Cut-piece


 

Locy Type F

"VERA CRUZ /
TO /
PHILADELPHIA"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. K-6

1916-01-18

JonBurdett kentucky bb6 19160118.jpg

N/A

Cut-piece


 

Locy Type F

"PHILADELPHIA"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. K-6

1916-07-22

JonBurdett kentucky bb6 19160722 pm.jpg
JonBurdett kentucky bb6 19160722.jpg

Note:




 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"USS KENTUCKY
(BB-6) Station"

Staten Island NY

2008-10-18

GregCiesielski Kentucky BB6 20081018 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Kentucky BB6 20081018 1 Front.jpg

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


 

Postcard

1908

GregCiesielski Kentucky BB6 1908 1 Front.jpg

N/A

Great White Fleet picture postcard


 

Non-posted

JonBurdett kentucky bb6-2.JPG
JonBurdett kentucky bb6-2 back.jpg

Picture postcard


 

Locy Type 1

USS FRANKLIN
Sail Frigate

1911-07-08

JonBurdett franklin 19110708 back.jpg
JonBurdett franklin 19110708.jpg

Photo postcard


 

Unused

N/A

JonBurdett kentucky bb6.jpg
JonBurdett kentucky bb6 back.jpg

Ship Postcard. "U. S. Battleship Kentucky"


 

Unused

N/A

JonBurdett kentucky bb6-1.jpg
JonBurdett kentucky bb6-1 back.jpg

"Gun deck of U. S. Battleship "Kentucky". Back "corrects" location

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for The State of Kentucky

Three ships of the US Navy have been named KENTUCKY - USS Kentucky BB-6, USS Kentucky BB-66 (Cancelled 1947) and USS Kentucky SSBN-737.

One ship of the Confederate Navy has been named KENTUCKY - CSS Kentucky (Transport 1862).

 


 

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