PERCH IXSS 313

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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.

    Balao Class Submarine
    Keel Laid January 5 1943 - Launched September 12 1943

  1. USS PERCH SS-313
    Commissioned January 7 1944 - Decommissioned January 15 1947
    Converted to Submarine Transport (SSP) 1948

  2. USS PERCH SSP-313
    Recommissioned May 20 1948

  3. USS PERCH ASSP-313
    Redesignated Transport Submarine (ASSP) January 31 1950

  4. USS PERCH APSS-313
    Redesignated Submarine Transport (APSS) October 24 1956
    Decommissioned March 31 1960
    Recommissioned November 11 1961

  5. USS PERCH LPSS-313
    Reclassified Amphibious Transport Submarine (LPSS) August 22 1968

  6. USS PERCH IXSS-313
    Reclassified Unclassified Miscellaneous Submarine (IXSS) June 30 1971
    Decommissioned December 1 1971

    Struck from Naval Register December 1 1971
    Sold January 15 1973 for scrap
Perch SS313 Crest.jpg
PERCH APSS PATCH.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. Perch Covers Page 1    (1943-44)

 

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.


 

Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Date From
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Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
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Cover Image


 

Locy Type 3z

"USS PERCH /
KEEL LAID"

Groton CT

1943-01-05

GregCiesielski Perch SS313 19430105 2 Front.jpg

No Image

Keel Laying


 

USPO
Machine Cancel

Groton CT

1943-01-05

GregCiesielski Perch SS313 19430105 1 Front.jpg

No Image

Keel Laying, cachet by Walter Czubay.


 

Locy Type
CD-Z5

Section Base
Post Office

New London CT

1943-09-12

GregCiesielski Perch SS313 19430912 1 Front.jpg

No Image

Launching, David A. Hurt Post 203, Regular Veterans Association.


 

USPO
Machine Cancel

New London, Conn.

1943-09-12

JonBurdett perch ss313 19430912.jpg
JonBurdett perch ss313 19430912 cach.jpg

Launching. Cachet by the Argonauts Crew No. 24, ANCS


 

Locy Type
CD-Z5

Section Base
Post Office

New London CT

1944-01-07

Bunter Perch SS 313 19440107 1 front.jpg

No Image

Commissioning, thermographed cachet by Fred Hebditch and Edgar P Simmons.


 

USPO
Machine Cancel

Groton CT

1944-01-07

GregCiesielski Perch SS313 19440107 1 Front.jpg

No Image

Commissioning, thermographed cachet by Fred Hebditch and Edgar P Simmons.


 

USPO
Machine Cancel

Groton CT

1944-01-07

GregCiesielski Perch SS313 19440107 2 Front.jpg

No Image

Commissioning, Cachet by the Argonauts Crew No. 24, ANCS



 

NO PERCH POSTMARKS
AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

DATE FROM
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DATE TO

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Other Information

PERCH received four battle stars for her World War II service and one battle star for her Korean War service

Credited with sinking...
The 115-ton Japanese Guardboat KANNON MARU I-Go, July 29 1944 Philippine Sea
The Japanese Communication Vessel No. 463, March 22 1945 Makassar Strait

NAMESAKE - A rather small European fresh-water spiny-finned fish

Two submarines of the US Navy have been name PERCH - USS Perch SS 176 and USS Perch IX 313.

 


 

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