NASHVILLE CL 43

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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.


    Brooklyn Class Light Cruiser
    Keel Laid 24 January 1935 - Launched 2 October 1937

  1. USS NASHVILLE CL-43
    Commissioned 6 June 1938 - Decommissioned 24 June 1946
    Stricken 9 January 1961

  2. CAPITAN PRAT CL-3
    Sold to Chile 9 January 1951 and renamed
    Decommissioned 10 May 1982

    Sold 29 April 1983 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. USS Nashville CL-43 Covers Page 1    (1938-1941)

 

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
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Locy Type
FDC F

"U.S.S. NASHVILLE /
COMMISSIONED /
NAVY YARD,PHILA"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. N-1

1938-06-06

GregCiesielski Nashville CL43 19380606 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Nashville CL43 19380606 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by Meyer Tuchinsky


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BBT)
(1938-39)

"AT GOTEBORG /
SWEDEN"

1938-09-07

GregCiesielski Nashville CL43 19380907 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Nashville CL43 19380907 1 Front.jpg

Shakedown Cruise, cachet by Meyer Tuchinsky


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BBT)
(1941)

1941-03-16

JonBurdett nashville cl43 19410316 pm.jpg
JonBurdett nashville cl43 19410316.jpg

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Locy Type 3z

1942-08-02

JohnGermann Nashville CL43 19420802 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Nashville CL43 19420802 1 Front.jpg


 

Locy Type 9v

1939-08-09

Bunter Nashville CL 43 19390809 1 pm2.jpg
Bunter Nashville CL 43 19390809 1 front.jpg

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Locy Type
9efw

1939-08-09

Bunter Nashville CL 43 19390809 1 pm3.jpg
Bunter Nashville CL 43 19390809 1 front.jpg

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Locy Type 9x

1939-08-09

Bunter Nashville CL 43 19390809 1 pm4.jpg
Bunter Nashville CL 43 19390809 1 front.jpg

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Locy Type
FAKE

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-3

1941-10-02

JonBurdett nashville cl43 19411002 pm.jpg
JonBurdett nashville cl43 19411002.jpg

Cachet and cancel by Sibley's Dept. Store (Hobby Shop)

 

Other Information

USS NASHVILLE earned the Combat Action Ribbon the China Service Medal, the American Defense Service Medal w/ "A" Clasp, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 10 Battle stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon and the Philippine Liberation Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named for the city of Nashville, TN.

The ships sponsors were Misses Ann and Mildred Stahlman, daughters of James G. Stahlman, President of "The Nashville Banner".

Three ships of the US Navy have borne the name NASHVILLE - USS Nashville PG-7, USS Nashville CL-43 and USS Nashville LPD-13.

NAMESAKE (Chile) - Agustín Arturo Prat Chacón (Hacienda San Agustín de Puñual, Ninhue, Chile, 3 April 1848, - Iquique, 21 May 1879) Chilean sailor, military and lawyer. He is considered Chile's top naval hero. Son of Agustín Prat del Barril and Rosario Chacón Barrios.
He took part in several major naval battles during the War against Spain (1865-1871), including the naval Battle of Papudo in 1865, where the schooner Covadonga was captured. During the Pacific War he commanded the corvette Esmeralda in the naval Battle of Iquique, in which he was killed.

 


 

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