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The Mare Island Naval Shipyard (MINSY) was the first United States Navy base established on the Pacific Ocean. It is located 25 miles northeast of San Francisco in Vallejo, California. The Napa River goes through the Mare Island Strait and separates the peninsula shipyard (Mare Island, California) from the main portion of the city of Vallejo. MINSY made a name for itself as the premier U.S. West Coast submarine port as well as serving as the controlling force in San Francisco Bay Area shipbuilding efforts during World War II.
The base closed in 1996 and has gone through several redevelopment phases. It was registered as a California Historical Landmark in 1960, and parts of it were declared a National Historic Landmark District in 1975.



 

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JonBurdett mareisland 19160305 cc.jpg
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1916-03-05
USPO Duplex Cancel
"Mare Island Br"
Vallejo CA

Official Business

Supply Office


 

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1932-10-27
USPO Slogan Machine Cancel
"Mare / Island / Sta"
Vallejo CA

Navy Day

Cacheted


 

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GregCiesielski BDLAaronWard DD132 19321118 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski BDLAaronWard DD132 19321118 1 Postmark.jpg

1932-11-18
Locy Type CD-1
"MARE ISLAND / CALIFORNIA"
USS Aaron Ward DD-132

Collectors request

Add-on Cachet by Bruce D. Liddell


 

N/A

GregCiesielski Undaunted AT58 19330215 1 Front.jpg

N/A

1933-02-15
USPO Slogan Machine Cancel
"MARE ISLAND / STA."
Vallejo CA

Collectors request from -
USS Undaunted AT-58

From the Tom Kean collection.


 

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GregCiesielski Arctic AF7 19361012 3 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Mare Island 19361012 1 Postmark.jpg

1936-10-12
On the Back -
USPO Slogan Machine Cancel
"Mare Island / Station"
Vallejo CA

Columbus Day

Postmarks also for: USS Arctic AF-7, USS Tuscaloosa CA-37 - USS San Francisco CA-38 - USS Smith DD-378


 

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1938-11-11
On the Back -
USPO Slogan Machine Cancel
"Mare Island / Station"
Vallejo CA

Armistice Day

Cachet sponsor was the National Cachet Society. Front of the cover has a postmark from USS Ramapo AO-12


 

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Bunter Fulton AS 11 19410912 1 pm1.jpg

1941-09-12
USPO Slogan Machine Cancel
"Mare Island / Station"
Vallejo CA

Commissioning of -
USS Fulton As-11

Cachet by Martin R. Aden


 

GregCiesielski USMC 19411127 1 Cachet.jpg
GregCiesielski USMC 19411127 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski USMC 19411127 1 Postmark.jpg

1941-11-27
USPO Duplex Cancel
"USM BRKS"
"MARE ISD. BR."
Vallejo, CA

Thanksgiving Day

Cachet by Gordon A. Shaw and sponsored by Arthur A. Christensen


 

JonBurdett mareisland 19430616 cc.jpg
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1943-06-16
USPO Duplex Cancel
"Mare Island Sta."
Vallejo, CA

Collectors request


 

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1953-06-08
USPO Slogan Machine Cancel
"MARE ISLAND / STA."
Vallejo CA
(Dial Inverted)

Launching of -
USS Cormorant MSC-122

Cachet by Lloyd G. Piller and sponsored by the Mare Island Naval Shipyard National Association of Supervisors Local 16.


 

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1954-09-16
USPO Slogan Machine Cancel
"CENTENNIAL / MARE ISLAND NAVY YARD / 1854 - 1954"
Vallejo CA

Mare Island Navy Yard Centennial

Cacheted


 

Bunter OtherUS Mare Island Naval Shipyard 19591003 1 cachet.jpg
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Bunter OtherUS Mare Island Naval Shipyard 19591003 1 pm1.jpg

1959-10-03
USPO Slogan Machine Cancel
"MARE ISLAND / STA."
Vallejo CA

Launching of -
USS Theodore Roosevelt SSBN-600

Cachet by Cunningham, sponsored by the Mare Island Naval Shipyard National Association of Supervisors Local 16


 

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Hoffman Daniel Boone SSBN 629 19630622 1 pm1.jpg

1963-06-22
USPO 1-bar Cancel
Mare Island CA

Launching of -
USS Daniel Boone SSBN-629

Cachet sponsored by the Mare Island Naval Shipyard National Association of Supervisors Local 16. Contributed by Jennifer Hoffman.


 

Hoffman Stonewall Jackson SSBN 634 19631130 1 cachet.jpg
Hoffman Stonewall Jackson SSBN 634 19631130 1 front.jpg
Hoffman Stonewall Jackson SSBN 634 19631130 1 pm1.jpg

1963-11-30
USPO 1-bar Cancel
Mare Island CA

Launching of -
USS Stonewall Jackson SSBN-634

Cachet sponsored by the Mare Island Naval Shipyard National Association of Supervisors Local 16. Contributed by Jennifer Hoffman.


 

Hoffman Daniel Boone SSBN 629 19640918 1 cachet.jpg
Hoffman Daniel Boone SSBN 629 19640918 1 front.jpg
Hoffman Daniel Boone SSBN 629 19640918 1 pm1.jpg

1964-09-18
USPO 1-bar Cancel
Mare Island CA

Shakedown Cruise of -
USS Daniel Boone SSBN-629

Contributed by Jennifer Hoffman.


 

Bunter Hawkbill SSN 666 19690412 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Hawkbill SSN 666 19690412 1 front.jpg
Bunter Hawkbill SSN 666 19690412 1 pm1.jpg

1969-04-12
USPO 1-bar Cancel
Mare Island CA

Launching of -
USS Hawkbill SSN-666

Cachet sponsored by the Mare Island Naval Shipyard National Association of Supervisors Local 16.


 

Hoffman Drum SSN 677 19720122 1 cachet.jpg
Hoffman Drum SSN 677 19720122 1 front.jpg
Hoffman Drum SSN 677 19720122 1 pm1.jpg

1972-01-22
USPO 1-bar Cancel
Mare Island CA

Sea Trials of -
USS Drum SSN-677

Cachet by Bernhard M Vesper and sponsored by the Nuclear Ships Chapter No. 61, USCS. Contributed by Jennifer Hoffman.


 

Hoffman Drum SSN 677 19720415 1 cachet.jpg
Hoffman Drum SSN 677 19720415 1 front.jpg
Hoffman Drum SSN 677 19720415 1 pm1.jpg

1972-04-15
USPO 1-bar Cancel
Mare Island CA

Commissioning of -
USS Drum SSN-677

Contributed by Jennifer Hoffman.


 

Hoffman Guitarro SSN 665 19720909 1 cachet.jpg
Hoffman Guitarro SSN 665 19720909 1 front.jpg
Hoffman Guitarro SSN 665 19720909 1 pm1.jpg

1972-09-09
USPO 1-bar Cancel
Mare Island CA

Commissioning of -
USS Guitarro SSN-665

Cachet sponsored by the USS Saginaw Chapter No. 59, USCS. Contributed by Jennifer Hoffman.


 

Bunter Mare Island 19960331 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Mare Island 19960331 1 front.jpg
Bunter Mare Island 19960331 1 back.jpg

1996-03-31
USPS Pictorial Postmark
"Conversion Station"
Mare Island CA

Shipyard conversion

Cachet by Alvin Eckert.

 


 

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