NEVADA BB 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.

    Nevada Class Battleship
    Keel Laid 4 November 1912 - Launched 11 July 1914

  1. USS NEVADA Battleship No. 36
  2. Commissioned 11 March 1916

  3. USS NEVADA BB-36
  4. Designated (BB) 17 July 1920
    Heavily damaged during Pearl Harbor attack 7 December 1941
    Repaired and returned to service July 1943
    Decommissioned 29 August 1946

    Used as target during Atomic Bomb Tests, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands July 1946
    Struck from Naval Register 12 August 1948
    Sunk as target 31 July 1948 off Oahu
    On 11 May 2020, US Navy and RV Ocean Infinity announced her finding in 15,400 feet beneath the surface about 65 nautical miles southwest of Pearl Harbor.
Nevada BB36 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Nevada BB-36 Covers Page 1    (1916-1946, 1988-2016)

 

Postmarks

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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

Post office established 11 March 1916 - Disestablished 26 August 1946


 

Locy Type 1z

1918-05-18

JonBurdett nevada bb36 19180518 pm.jpg
JonBurdett nevada bb36 19180518.jpg

Censored WWI use


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1945-12-07

JonBurdett nevada bb36 19451207r pm.jpg
JonBurdett nevada bb36 19451207.jpg

Pearl Harbor Day 1945


 

Locy Type 2z

1945-03-14

JonBurdett nevada bb36 19450314r pm.jpg
JonBurdett nevada bb36 19450314.jpg

Manuscript ship's name in return address


 

Locy Type 3a

c1916

JonBurdett nevada bb36 c1916r pm.jpg
JonBurdett nevada bb36 c1916.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (AC)

1917-03-29

JonBurdett nevada bb36 19170329r pm.jpg
JonBurdett nevada bb36 19170329.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (BC-TTB)

"WASHINGTON /
BIRTHDAY"

1936-02-22

JonBurdett nevada bb36 19360222r pm.jpg
JonBurdett nevada bb36 19360222.jpg

Washington's Birthday 1936


 

Locy Type
3 (BC-TTB)

"PEARL /
HARBOR"

1938-04-08

JonBurdett nevada bb36 4838 pm.jpg
JonBurdett nevada bb36 4838.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (A-TBB)

1941-11-28

JonBurdett nevada bb36 19411128 pm.jpg
JonBurdett nevada bb36 19411128.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (A-TBB)

1941-04-13

Bunter Nevada BB 36 19410413 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Nevada BB 36 19410413 1 front.jpg

Notes:


 

Locy Type 3r

"PORT ANGELES"

1926-07-11

JonBurdett nevada bb36 19260711r pm.jpg
JonBurdett nevada bb36 19260711.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3rs

1923-03-23

GregCiesielski Nevada BB36 19230323 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Nevada BB36 19230323 1 Front.jpg

Sailor's Mail


 

Locy Type
3rs

1923-04-11

JonBurdett nevada bb36 19230411r pm.jpg
JonBurdett nevada bb36 19230411.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3s (AC)

(1921-1925)

1924-11-09

GregCiesielski Nevada BB36 19241109 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Nevada BB36 19241109 1 Front.jpg

Sailor's Mail


 

Locy Type
3s (AC)
"SAN PEDRO /
CALIFORNIA"

(1930-1932)

1931-01-17

GregCiesielski Nevada BB36 19310117 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Nevada BB36 19310117 1 Front.jpg

Official Business


 

Locy Type
3s (AC)

"ENROUTE TO /
BREMERTON"

(1930-1932)

1931-04-06

GregCiesielski Nevada BB36 19310406 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Nevada BB36 19310406 1 Front.jpg

Note: 3.5" x 5" Mourning cover. Reverse is clean.


 

Locy Type
3s (AC)

"MEMORIAL /
DAY"

(1930-1932)

1932-05-30

JonBurdett nevada bb36 19320530r pm.jpg
JonBurdett nevada bb36 19320530.jpg

Memorial Day 1932


 

Locy Type
3z (BBT)

1943-03-12

JonBurdett nevada bb36 19430312r pm.jpg
JonBurdett nevada bb36 19430312.jpg

Manuscript ship's name in return address


 

Locy Type
5hks

"COLUMBUS /
DAY"

1932-10-12

GregCiesielski Nevada BB36 19321012 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Nevada BB36 19321012 1 Front.jpg

Columbus Day


 

Locy Type
5hks

"FLEET /
RETURNS"

1934-11-09

GregCiesielski Nevada BB36 19341109 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Nevada BB36 19341109 1 Front.jpg

San Pedro, CA
Cachet by Sarah Litton and Robert L. Manley
USPO Type 6 postmark on reverse from Seaford, NY


 

Locy Type
5bhks

"BREMERTON /
WASHINGTON"

1933-01-23

JonBurdett nevada bb36 19330123 pm.jpg
JonBurdett nevada bb36 19330123.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
6fy (Br.)

1927-06-14

JonBurdett nevada bb36 19270614r pm.jpg
JonBurdett nevada bb36 19270614.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 7t

1924-04-23

JonBurdett nevada bb36 19240423 pm.jpg
JonBurdett nevada bb36 19240423.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
7t(#u) (C+)

(Br. #15730)

1945-09-09

JonBurdett nevada bb36 19450909 pm.jpg
JonBurdett nevada bb36 19450909.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 8

1930-05-03

Bunter Nevada BB 36 19300503 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Nevada BB 36 19300503 1 front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 8

1931-07-02

JonBurdett nevada bb36 19310702 pm.jpg
JonBurdett nevada bb36 19310702.jpg

Add-on cachet by Roger A. Wentworth


 

Locy Type
9v (C)

1928-01-04

JonBurdett nevada bb36 19280104 pm.jpg
JonBurdett nevada bb36 19280104.jpg

Return address to USS ANTARES AG-10


 

Locy Type
9v (C)

1927-04-11

Bunter Nevada BB 36 19270411 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Nevada BB 36 19270411 1 front.jpg

Notes:


 

Locy Type
9v (C+)

1932-05-30

Bunter Nevada BB 36 19320530 1 pm2.jpg
Bunter Nevada BB 36 19320530 1 front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9w (AC)

1927-10-31

JonBurdett nevada bb36 19271031r pm.jpg
JonBurdett nevada bb36 19271031.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9w (B)

1932-05-30

Bunter Nevada BB 36 19320530 1 pm3.jpg
Bunter Nevada BB 36 19320530 1 front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 9x

1932-05-30

Bunter Nevada BB 36 19320530 1 pm4.jpg
Bunter Nevada BB 36 19320530 1 front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 9#

(Br. #15730)

1945-07-20

JonBurdett nevada bb36 19450720 pm.jpg
JonBurdett nevada bb36 19450720.jpg

Note: Mark from back of cover


 

Locy Type
FAKE

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-3

1941-07-11

Bunter Nevada BB 36 19410711 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Nevada BB 36 19410711 1 front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
SLKb (USS ) (49x4)

1916-06-20

JonBurdett nevada bb36 slkb 1916r pm.JPG
JonBurdett nevada bb36 slkb 1916.JPG

Note:


 

Locy Type
LDPS 2(n)

1946-06-30

JonBurdett nevada bb36 19460630r pm.jpg
JonBurdett nevada bb36 19460630.jpg

Last Day of Postal Service, Add-on cachet by Mh Cachets

 

Other Information

USS NEVADA earned the World War I Victory Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (with 7 battle stars total) and the World War II Victory Medal during her Naval career.

USS NEVADA was at Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941

NAMESAKE - Named for the State of Nevada.

The ships sponsor was Miss Eleanor Anne Siebert (age 10), niece of Governor Tasker L. Oddie of Nevada and descendant of Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Stoddert.

Three ships of the US Navy have borne the name NEVADA - USS Nevada BM-8, USS Nevada BB-36 and USS Nevada SSBN-733.

 


 

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