PENSACOLA CA 24

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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.

    Pensacola Class Light Cruiser
    Keel Laid 27 October 1926 - Launched 25 April 1929

  1. USS PENSACOLA CL-24
  2. Commissioned 6 February 1930

  3. USS PENSACOLA CA-24
  4. Redesignated Heavy Cruiser (CA) 1 July 1931
    Designated as test ship for "Operation Crossroads" at Bikini Atoll
    Survived atomic aerial burst 1 July 1946
    Survived atomic subsurface burst 25 July 1946
    Decommissioned 26 August 1946

    Sunk as target 10 November 1948

 

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Pensacola CL-24 / CA-24 Covers Page 1    (1930-1946)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link
To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image

Post Office Established 6 February 1930 - Disestablished 24 August 1946


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3s (B)

"CANAL ZONE"

1930-04-07

JonBurdett pensacola cl24 19300407 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pensacola cl24 19300407.jpg

CL-24. First Day of Postal Service.


 

Locy Type
3 (B-BTT)

"BROOKLYN /
N.Y."

1934-11-11

GregCiesielski Pensacola CA24 19341111 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pensacola CA24 19341111 1 Front.jpg

CA-24. Armistice Day, cachet by Daniel Puglis


 

Locy Type
3 (B-BTT)

"BROOKLYN /
N.Y."

1934-12-25

GregCiesielski Pensacola CA24 19341225 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pensacola CA24 19341225 1 Front.jpg

CA-24. Christmas Day, cachet by Daniel Puglis


 

Locy Type
3 (B-BTT)

"BROOKLYN /
N.Y."

1934-12-25

GregCiesielski Pensacola CA24 19341225 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pensacola CA24 19341225 2 Front.jpg

CA-24. Christmas Day, markings on the back from Samuel Stein and William Goldberger


 

Locy Type
3 (B-BTT)

"BROOKLYN /
N.Y."

1934-12-25

GregCiesielski Pensacola CA24 19341225 3 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pensacola CA24 19341225 3 Front.jpg

CA-24. Christmas Day, cachet by P J (PeeJay) Ickeringill


 

Locy Type
3 (BC-TTT)

"SAN PEDRO /
CALIF."

1937-04-10

JonBurdett pensacola ca24 19370410r pm.jpg
JonBurdett pensacola ca24 19370410.jpg

CA-24. Cachet by Walter G. Crosby


 

Locy Type
3s (B)

" /
NEWYORK"

1930-08-09

JonBurdett pensacola ca24 19300809 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pensacola ca24 19300809.jpg

CL-24


 

Locy Type
3s (A)

"LAHAINA /
RD. T. H."

1938-04-01

JonBurdett pensacola ca24 19380401r pm.jpg
JonBurdett pensacola ca24 19380401.jpg

CA-24


 

Locy Type 3z

c1943

JonBurdett pensacola ca24 1943r pm.jpg
JonBurdett pensacola ca24 1943.JPG

CA-24. Censored WWII use


 

Locy Type
5hks

1932-04-27

GregCiesielski Pensacola CA 24 19320427 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pensacola CA 24 19320427 1 Front.jpg

CA-24. Add-on cachet by Bruce D. Liddell to celebrate the Capturing of Derne, Tripoli by a USN and USMC Landing Party on April 27, 1805


 

Locy Type
5hks

"SAN PEDRO"

1932-12-01

GregCiesielski Pensacola CA24 19321201 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pensacola CA24 19321201 1 Front.jpg

CA-24. Add-on cachet by Bruce D. Liddell


 

Locy Type
9efu

1946-06-30

JonBurdett pensacola ca24 19460630 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pensacola ca24 19460630.jpg

CA-24


 

Locy Type 9x

1936-07-16

JonBurdett pensacola ca24 19360716 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pensacola ca24 19360716.jpg

CA-24. Add-on cachet by Michael Hebert (Mh Cachets)


 

Locy Type Fz

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-Z4

1943-12-31

JonBurdett pensacola ca24 19431231 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pensacola ca24 19431231.jpg

CA-24. Censored WWII use



Fantasy postmarks created by the NMC


 

Locy Type
FANTASY

"Nov 29 /
1934"

1934-11-29

GregCiesielski Pensacola CA24 19341129 1F Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pensacola CA24 19341129 1F Front.jpg

CA-24. Thanksgiving, the mail clerk substituted a turkey for the date & time in ship’s cancel and placed the date in the killer bars.


 

Locy Type
FANTASY

"DEC 25 /
1934"

1934-12-25

GregCiesielski Pensacola CA24 19341225 5 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pensacola CA24 19341225 5 Front.jpg

CA-24. Christmas, cachet by Stanlos Cover Service, Michael Sanders (printer) and John C. Von Losberg (cachet director).
The mail clerk substituted a reindeer for the date & time in ship’s cancel and placed the date in the killer bars.

 

USS PENSACOLA earned the Navy Combat Action Ribbon, the American Defense Service Medal w/Fleet Clasp, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 13 Battle stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy World War II Occupation Medal w/Asia Clasp, the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon and the Philippine Liberation Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named for the city of Pensacola, FL.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Josephine K. Seligman.

Four ships of the US Navy have borne the name PENSACOLA - USS Pensacola (1859 Screw Steamer), USS Pensacola AK-7, USS Pensacola CA-24 and USS Pensacola LSD-38.

 


 

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