MONOCACY PR 2

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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.


    Patrol/River Gunboat
    Pre-constructed in 1912 at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA
    Dismantled and shipped to Shanghai Dock and Engineering Co., Shanghai China
    Keel Laid April 28 1913 - Launched April 27 1914

  1. USS MONOCACY Gunboat No. 20
    Commissioned June 24 1914 - Decommissioned September 19 1915
    Recommissioned April 25 1916

  2. USS MONOCACY PG-20
    Designated (PG) July 17 1920

  3. USS MONOCACY PR-2
    Reclassified River Gunboat (PR) June 15 1928
    Decommissioned January 31 1939

    Struck from Naval Register January 31 1939
    Towed to sea and sunk February 10 1939

 

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. Monocacy Covers Page 1    (1931-39)

 

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

2nd Commissioning April 25 1916 to January 31 1939


 

Locy Type
3s (B)

1931-10-03

JonBurdett monocacy pr2 19311003 pm.jpg
JonBurdett monocacy pr2 19311003.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
5hks

"SHANGHAI /
CHINA"

1936-04-04

GregCiesielski Monocacy PR2 19360404r 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Monocacy PR2 19360404 1 Front.jpg

All of the foreign postmarks on this cover were created by John Lawrence and this cover is more a 'souvenir' than anything else.


 

Locy Type
5ahks

"MEMORIAL DAY /
ON THE /
YANGTZE"

1935-05-30

JonBurdett monocacy pr2 19350530 pm.jpg
JonBurdett monocacy pr2 19350530.jpg

Unlisted in USCS Postmark Catalog. Bars most likely covered, as mark on back from same date shows bars


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. M-41a

1927-06-13

GregCiesielski Monocacy PR2 19270613 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Monocacy PR2 19270613 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. M-41b

1934-11-11

JonBurdett monocacy pr2 19341111 pm.jpg
JonBurdett monocacy pr2 19341111.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
RCVD

1935-04-11

GregCiesielski Monocacy PR2 19350411 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Edsall DD219 19350506 2 Back.jpg

Unlisted "Received" marking on the back of a USS Edsall DD-219 cover. Notice the John N. Lawrence signature stamp also. From the Bob Govern collection.


 

Locy Type
LDC 5hks

"YANGTZE PATROL /  "

1939-01-31

GregCiesielski Monocacy PR2 19390131 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Monocacy PR2 19390131 1 Front.jpg

Last Day in Commission, Cachet by Edward Hacker




 

Locy Type
3 (BC-BBT)

"HSIAKWAN /
CHINA"

USS Panay
PR-5

1935-08-06

GregCiesielski Panay PR5 19350806 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Panay PR5 19350806 1 Front.jpg

Deane C. Bartley R/S marking on the back along with a J. N. LAWRENCE/ USS MONOCACY (PR-2) boxed marking.


 

Locy Type
3 (BC-BBT)

"HSIAKWAN /
CHINA"

USS Panay
PR-5

1935-08-06

GregCiesielski Panay PR5 19350806 2 Back.jpg
GregCiesielski Panay PR5 19350806 1 Back.jpg

Back side of the August 6 1935 cover. Deane C. Bartley R/S marking along with a J. N. LAWRENCE / USS MONOCACY boxed marking.




 

Locy Type
5 dial

c 1935

GregCiesielski Panay PR5 1935 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Panay PR5 1935 1 Front.jpg

From the Estate of Richard Burns.

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - A river in northern Maryland, which rises as a creek in southern Pennsylvania ; the Indian name means stream containing many large bends. The Civil War Battle of Monocacy, in which General Lew Wallace's Union forces prevented General Early's Confederates from reaching Washington, D.C., was fought on the banks of the river near Frederick, Md., 4 and 5 July 1864.

 


 

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