MACHIAS PG 5

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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.

    Machias Class Gunboat
    Keel Laid February 4 1891 - Launched December 8 1891

  1. USS MACHIAS Gunboat No. 5
  2. Commissioned July 20 1893 - Decommissioned August 14 1900
    Recommissioned July 24 1901 - Decommissioned May 14 1904
    Assigned to Connecticut Naval Militia October 19 1907
    Returned to U.S. Navy April 25 1914
    Recommissioned April 27 1914 - Placed in Reserves February 1 1915
    Recommissioned April 1 1915 - Decommissioned October 3 1919

  3. USS MACHIAS PG-5
  4. Redesignated (PG) July 17 1920, while in reserve

  5. AGUA PRIETA R-35
  6. Sold to Mexico October 29 1920 and renamed

    Scrapped 1935

 

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. Covers Page 1    (1918)

 

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.


 

3 (A)

Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Date From
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Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
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Cover Image




4th Commissioning April 1 1915 to October 3 1919


 

Locy Type
3 (A)

1917-03-05

GregCiesielski Machias PG5 19170305 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Machias PG5 19170305 1 Front.jpg

Unique cover created by Tazewell G. Nicholson (c. 1960's) to preserve a portion of a torn or battered cover from USS MACHIAS.


 

Locy Type
3b (A-OOX)

1918-03-20

JonBurdett machias pg5 19180320 pm.jpg
JonBurdett machias pg5 19180320.JPG

Note:


 

Locy Type P
(Type 2 dial removed)

and

Locy Type
SLKb (47x6)

1914-06-06

GregCiesielski Machias PG5 19140606 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Machias PG5 19140606 1 Front.jpg

Message erased by censor
Real-photo postcard of the USS Washington ACR-11 at Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. On this date MACHIAS relieved WASHINGTON on station at Puerto Plata, protecting the rebel-held town and its infrastructure from bombardment by government forces.


 

Locy Type P
(Type 2 dial removed)

and

Locy Type
SLKb (47x6)

1914-06-06

GregCiesielski Machias PG5 19140606 1 Picture.jpg
GregCiesielski Machias PG5 19140606 1 Front.jpg

Message erased by censor
Real-photo postcard of the USS Washington ACR-11 at Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. On this date MACHIAS relieved WASHINGTON on station at Puerto Plata, protecting the rebel-held town and its infrastructure from bombardment by government forces.

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - A town in eastern Maine

 


 

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