PETREL PG 2

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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.

    Gunboat
    Keel Laid 27 August 1887 - Launched 13 October 1888

  1. USS PETREL Gunboat No. 2
  2. Commissioned 10 December 1889 - Decommissioned 6 January 1907
    Recommissioned 9 May 1910 - Decommissioned 15 July 1919

    Struck from Naval Register 16 April 1920
    Sold 1 November 1920 to Snare and Treest, NY
GregCiesielski Petrel PG2 19130416 1 Photo.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Petrel Gunboat No. 2 Covers Page 1    (1900-13)

 

Postmarks

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Killer Bar Text

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1st Commissioning 10 December 1889 to 6 January 1907


 

USPO Duplex
No. 2 Cancel

"Mil. Sta.
No. 2 Cavite"

PHIL ISL'D

1899-08-31

GregCiesielski Petrel PG2 18990831 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Petrel PG2 18990831 1 Marking.jpg

Marking digitally enhanced. "Sailor's Letter / U.S.S. Petrel / C. C. Cornwell / Commander U.S.N. / Commanding"
CMDR Cornwell was USNA Class of 1868 and served as the CO of PETREL twice, 21 December 1898-16 December 1899 & 19 May 1900-30 June 1900.


 

USPO CDS RCVD

"Mil. Sta.
No. 1 Manila"

PHIL ISL'D

1899-09-13

GregCiesielski Petrel PG2 18990913 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Petrel PG2 18990913 1 Back.jpg

Multi-Forwarded cover finally finding the sailor aboard USS PETREL.



2nd Commissioning 9 May 1910 to 15 July 1919


 

Locy Type
1u (AC)

1911-12-02

Bunter Petrel PG 2 19111202 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Petrel PG 2 19111202 1 front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
1u (AC)

1913-02-09

JonBurdett petrel pg2 19130209 pm.JPG
JonBurdett petrel pg2 19130209.JPG

Repaired device showing different alignment


 

Locy Type
3 (AC)

"GUANTANAMO /
BAY CUBA"

1913-04-16

GregCiesielski Petrel PG2 19130416 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Petrel PG2 19130416 1 Front.jpg

Picture postcard of a Cuban fruit stand.


 

USPO Duplex

Stanwood, WA

1908-04-18

Petrel pg2.JPG
Petrel pg2 back.JPG

U.S. GUNBOAT PETREL, LENGTH 170 FT. 5 IN., BREADTH 31FT., DRAFT 11 FT 6 1/4 IN., PLACE LAUNCHED / BALTIMORE MD.

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - A small long-winged sea bird which flies far from land.

Four ships of the US Navy have borne the name PETREL - USS Petrel (1846 Schooner), USS Petrel (1862 Steamship), USS Petrel Gunboat No. 2 and USS Petrel ASR-14.

 


 

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