PADDLE SS 263

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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.

    Gato Class Submarine
    Keel Laid April 1 1942 - Launched December 30 1942

  1. USS PADDLE SS-263
    Commissioned March 29 1943 - Decommissioned February 1 1946
    Recommissioned August 31 1956 - Decommissioned January 18 1957

    Struck from Naval Register June 30 1968

  2. RIACHUELO S-15 (Brazilian Naval Service)
    Loaned to Brazil January 18 1957 and renamed
    Returned to U.S. custody July 1 1966

    Sunk as target
Paddle SS263 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1     (1942-43)

 

Postmarks

This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. 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
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


 

Groton CT
Machine

1942-05-01

JonBurdett paddle ss263 19420501.jpg
JonBurdett paddle ss263 19420501 cach.jpg

Keel Laying Streeter Cachet


 

Locy Type
3z

"MORE KEELS /
FOR UNCLE"

1942-05-01

JonBurdett paddle ss263 19420501-1.jpg
JonBurdett paddle ss263 19420501-1 cach.jpg

Keel Laying Streeter Cachet


 

Groton CT
Machine

1942-12-30

JonBurdett paddle ss263 19421230.jpg
JonBurdett paddle ss263 19421230 cach.jpg

Launching
Spader Cachet


 

Locy Type 3z

"USS PADDLE /
LAUNCHED"

Groton CT

1942-12-30

GregCiesielski Paddle SS263 19421230 1 Front.jpg

No Image

Launching


 

Groton CT
Machine

1943-03-29

GregCiesielski Paddle SS263 19430329 1 Front.jpg

No Image

Commissioning


 

Groton CT
Machine

1943-03-29

JonBurdett paddle ss263 19430329.jpg
JonBurdett paddle ss263 19430329 cach.jpg

Commissioning Streeter Cachet




 

NO PADDLE POSTMARKS
AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

DATE FROM
to
DATE TO

Note:


 

Other Information

PADDLE earned 8 battle stars for her World War II service

Credited with sinking...
The 5248-ton Japanese Merchant Passenger Cargo Ship ATAKA MARU, August 23 1943 off Japan
The Japanese Destroyer HOKAZE, July 6 1944 off Sangi Island
The 2634-ton Japanese Troop Transport SHINYO MARU, September 7 1944 off Mindanao
An un-named Japanese Sailing Vessel, October 9 1944 in Makassar Strait
The 2854-ton Japanese Merchant Tanker SHOEI MARU, December 8 1944 South China Sea
The SHOEI MARU is shared kill with USS HAMMERHEAD SS-364
Two small un-named Japanese Vessels, June 8 1945 South China Sea
A small un-named Japanese Vessel, June 27 1945 Yellow Sea
Five small un-named Japanese Vessels, July 2 1945 Yellow Sea

NAMESAKE - A large ganoid fish of the Mississippi and its larger tributaries.

 


 

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