MAINE SSBN 741

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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.

    Ohio Class Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine
    Keel Laid 3 July 1990 - Christened & Launched 16 July 1994
    Delivered to the US Navy 23 June 1995

  1. USS MAINE SSBN-741
  2. Commissioned 29 July 1995
Maine SSBN741 1 Crest.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 Maine SSBN-741 Covers Page 1    (1990-2020)

 

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.


 

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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
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Cover Image

Ship Postmarks

(Illustrations cleaned up by Greg Ciesielski)
 

Locy Type
2-2n+y
(USS, FPO AA 34092-2138, "(BLUE)")

2000-10-31

Ebert Maine SSBN 741 20001031 2 pm1.jpg
Ebert Maine SSBN 741 20001031 2 front.jpg

Contributed by Douglas Ebert. Year is unknown, 2000 is a guess.


 

Locy Type
2-2 (USS, FPO AP 96672)

2010-07-29

GregCiesielski Maine SSBN741 20100729 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Maine SSBN741 20100729 2 Front.jpg

15th Anniversary of Commissioning, cachet by Mike Brock.


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. M-84

1995-12-07

GregCiesielski Maine SSBN741 19951207 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Maine SSBN741 19951207 1 Front.jpg

Missile Launching, cachet director and artist is Rich Hoffner. Cachet Sponsor is Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS



USPS Pictorial Postmarks


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Christening Station"

Groton CT

Postmark Size
1-7/8"x7/8"

1994-07-16

GregCiesielski USSMaine SSBN741 19940716 1a Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski USSMaine SSBN741 19940716 1 Cover.jpg

Christening Day, cachet by -


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Christening Station"

Groton CT

Postmark Size
2-1/2"x1-1/8"

1994-07-16

GregCiesielski USSMaine SSBN741 19940716 3a Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski USSMaine SSBN741 19940716 3 Cover.jpg

Christening Day, cachet by the USS Nathan Hale Chapter No. 68,USCS
 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Portsmouth Naval
Shipyard Station"

Kittery ME 03904

1995-07-29

GregCiesielski USSMaine SSBN741 19950729 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski USSMaine SSBN741 19950729 2 Cover.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by the USS MAINE Commissioning Committee.


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Portsmouth Naval
Shipyard Station"

Portsmouth NH 03801

1995-07-29

GregCiesielski USSMaine SSBN741 19950729 9 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski USSMaine SSBN741 19950729 9 Cover.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by the USS MAINE Commissioning Committee.


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Portsmouth Naval
Shipyard Station"

Portsmouth NH 03804

1995-07-29

GregCiesielski USSMaine SSBN741 19950729 12 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski USSMaine SSBN741 19950729 12 Cover.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by the USS MAINE Commissioning Committee.


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"PORTSMOUTH NAVAL
SHIPYARD BICENTENNIAL
WEEKEND STATION"

Kittery, ME 03904

2000-06-09

GregCiesielski Maine SSBN 741 20000609 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Maine SSBN741 20000609 1 Front.jpg

Port Visit to Portsmouth, NH, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"5th Anniversary in
Commission Station"

Groton, CT 06340

2000-07-29

GregCiesielski Maine SSBN 741 20000729 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Maine SSBN 741 20000729 1 Cover.jpg

5th Anniversary in Commission, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS -


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"10th Anniversary
Station"

Groton, CT 06340

2005-07-29

GregCiesielski Maine SSBN 741 20050729 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Maine SSBN 741 20050729 1 Cover.jpg

10th Anniversary in Commission, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"15th Anniversary
Station"

Keyport WA

2010-07-29

GregCiesielski Maine SSBN741 20100729 3 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Maine SSBN741 20100729 2 Front.jpg

15th Anniversary of Commissioning, cachet by Mike Brock.


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"15th Anniversary
Station"

Groton CT

2010-07-29

GregCiesielski Maine SSBN741 20100729 4 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Maine SSBN741 20100729 4 Front.jpg

15th Anniversary of Commissioning, cachet by Dieter Lange.


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"20th Anniversary Sta."

Groton CT

2015-07-29

GregCiesielski Maine SSBN741 20150729 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Maine SSBN741 20150729 1 Front.jpg

20th Anniversary of Commissioning, postmark designed by Wolfgang Hechler, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"25th Anniversary Sta."

Groton CT

2020-07-29

GregCiesielski Maine SSBN741 20200729 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Maine SSBN741 20200729 1 Front.jpg

26th Anniversary of Commissioning, postmark designed by Wolfgang Hechler, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS



Non-Postal Markings


 

Non-Postal
Marking

1995-07-29

GregCiesielski USSMaine SSBN741 19950729 13 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski USSMaine SSBN741 19950729 13 Cover.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by the USS MAINE Commissioning Committee. Autographed by both CO's.


 

Non-Postal
Marking

1995-12-07

GregCiesielski USSMaine SSBN741 19951207 15 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski USSMaine SSBN741 19951207 15 Cover.jpg

Missile Launching, cachet by USS MAINE Commissioning Committee. Autographed by CO (Gold Crew)


 

Non-Postal
Marking

2000-10-17

GregCiesielski Maine SSBN741 20001017 1 Marking.jpg
GregCiesielski Maine SSBN741 20001017 1 Back.jpg

Strategic Patrol Marking. On the back of a Walter H. Bryant cover.

 

NAMESAKE - Named after the 23rd state - MAINE.

Four ships of the US Navy have borne the name MAINE - USS Maine ACR-1, USS Maine BB-10, USS Maine BB-69 (Cancelled in 1943) and USS Maine SSBN-741.

The ships sponsor is Mrs. Donna Cochran McLarty, wife of Thomas F. "Mack" McLarty III.

 


 

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