MINNEAPOLIS CA 36

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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.

    New Orleans Class Light Cruiser
    Keel Laid June 27 1931
    Redesignated Heavy Cruiser (CA) July 1 1931
    Launched September 6 1933

  1. USS MINNEAPOLIS CA-36
    Commissioned May 19 1934
    Placed in Commission Reserve May 21 1946
    Decommissioned February 10 1947

    Struck from Naval Register March 1 1959
    Sold August 14 1959 to Union Metals and Alloys Corp for scrap

 

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    (1934-46)

 

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

Date From
to
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link To
Full Cover Image


 

Locy Type
FDC F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. M-32a

1934-05-19

Commissioning, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1946-01-28

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (BC-BBT)

"GRAVESEND /
ENGLAND"

1934-08-25

Cachet by George V. Sadworth


 

Locy Type
3 (BC-BBT)

"NAVY YARD /
PHILA.PA"

1934-10-27

Navy Day, cacheted.


 

Locy Type
3 (BC-BBT)

"DEDICATED /
AT SEA"

1935-04-12

Dedication of the US Naval Hospital, Philadelphia PA
Cachet by Dr. S. E. Hutnick, sponsored by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-BBT)

"PEARL /
HARBOR T.H."

1940-12-25

Note:


 

Locy Type
7

1941-11-10

Note:


 

Locy Type
7z

c1941

Note:


 

Locy Type
9v

1936-01-11
to
1936-01-13

Mark from back of cover


 

Locy Type
9efw

1936-05-28

Note: "U,S,S," instead of "U.S.S." (commas instead of periods)


 

Locy Type
9ruz

1943-02-18
to
1943-03-16

Mark from back of cover


 

Locy Type
9x

1941-11-25

Cut piece on cover

 

Other Information

MINNEAPOLIS earned 16 Battle Stars for WWII service

NAMESAKE - Named for the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota

 


 

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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