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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.

    Perch Class Submarine
    Keel Laid 6 June 1935 as PINNA
    Launched 5 October 1936
    Renamed 22 October 1935

  1. USS PERMIT SS-178
    Commissioned 17 March 1937 - Decommissioned 15 November 1945

  2. PERMIT SS-178
    Placed In Service 24 January 1947 as Dockside Training Submarine
    Out of Service (Date unknown)

    Struck from Naval Register 26 July 1956
    Sold 28 June 1958 for scrap

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. USS Permit SS-178 Covers Page 1    (1935-1937)



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
Killer Bar Text

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Locy Type



First Day in Commission. Add-on cachet by Alton M. (Budd) Arrington


Locy Type
3 (AC-BBT)



Shakedown Cruise. Cachet by Argonauts Crew No. 24, ANCS. Courtesy of Jack Treutle


Other Information

USS PERMIT earned the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ ten battle stars and the World War II Victory Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named for a food fish, often called "round pompano," found in waters from North Carolina to Brazil.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Harold G. Bowen. Her husband, Admiral Harold G. Bowen, was the Chief of the Bureau of engineering from 1935 to 1939.



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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