PHOENIX CL 46

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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.

    Brooklyn Class Light Cruiser
    Keel Laid April 15 1935 - Launched March 13 1938

  1. USS PHOENIX CL 46
    Commissioned October 3 1938 - Decommissioned July 3 1946

  2. DIECISIETE DE OCTUBRE C 4 (Argentine Naval Service)
    Transferred to Argentina April 9 1951
    Commissioned October 17 1951

  3. GENERAL BELGRANO (Argentine Naval Service)
    Renamed 1956
    SUNK (Torpedoes) May 2 1982 during Falkland Islands War by HMS CONQUERER S-48

 

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1    (1938-46)

 

Postmarks

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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.
 
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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 October 3 1938 - Disestablished January 28 1946


 

Locy Type
FDC 3r Oct 3, 1938

"COMMISSION /
DATE"

1938-10-03

JonBurdett phoenix cl46 19381003r pm.jpg
JonBurdett phoenix cl46 19381003.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by Lloyd A. Nace


 

Locy Type
FDC 3r Oct 3, 1938

"COMMISSION /
DATE"

1938-10-03

Bunter Phoenix CL 46 19381003 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Phoenix CL 46 19381003 1 front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by Walter Czubay


 

Locy Type
FDC 3r Oct 3, 1938

"COMMISSION /
DATE"

1938-10-03

GregCiesielski Phoenix CL46 19381003 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Phoenix CL46 19381003 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by Meyer Tuchinsky


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1946-02-22

JonBurdett phoenix cl46 19460222 pm.jpg
JonBurdett phoenix cl46 19460222.jpg

Collector's Mail


 

Locy Type
2z

1943-12-08

JonBurdett phoenix cl46 19431208r pm.jpg
JonBurdett phoenix cl46 19431208.jpg

Censored wartime (WWII) use


 

Locy Type
2z*

1944-10-01

JonBurdett phoenix cl46 19441001r pm.jpg
JonBurdett phoenix cl46 19441001.jpg

Official mail.


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BBT)

1941-08-19

Bunter Phoenix CL 46 19410819 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Phoenix CL 46 19410819 1 front.jpg

Sailor's Mail


 

Locy Type
3r (A-BBT)

"NAVY YARD /
PHILA., PA."

1938-11-24

GregCiesielski Phoenix CL46 19381124 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Turkey AM13 19381011 3 Front.jpg

Thanksgiving. Cachet by Dr. S. E. Hutnick. Postmarked from USS Turkey AM 13 also.


 

Locy Type
3r (A-BBT)

"PORT OF SPAIN /
TRINIDAD"

1938-12-05

Bunter Phoenix CL 46 19381205 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Phoenix CL 46 19381205 1 front.jpg

Shakedown cruise. Cachet by Al Cohen


 

Locy Type
3r (A-BBT)

"DOMAIN OF /
NEPTUNE REX"

1938-12-13

JonBurdett phoenix cl46 121338 pm.jpg
JonBurdett phoenix cl46 121338.jpg

Shakedown cruise


 

Locy Type
3r (A-BBT)

"BUENOS AIRES /
ARGENTINA"

1939-01-03

GregCiesielski Phoenix CL46 19390103 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Phoenix CL46 19390103 1 Front.jpg

Shakedown cruise, cachet by Walter Czubay


 

Locy Type
3r (A-BBT)

"CROSSING /
EQUATOR"

1939-01-19

GregCiesielski Phoenix CL46 19390119 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Phoenix CL46 19390119 1 Front.jpg

Shakedown Cruise, cachet by Edward Hacker


 

Locy Type
3r (A-BBT)

"LONG BEACH /
CALIFORNIA"

1939-05-15

GregCiesielski Phoenix CL46 19390515 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Phoenix CL46 19390515 1 Front.jpg

US Fleet at New York World's Fair, cachet by Edward Hacker


 

Locy Type
3r (A-BTT)

1940-12-19

JonBurdett phoenix cl46 121940 pm.jpg
JonBurdett phoenix cl46 121940.jpg

Sailor's mail to Sears Roebuck.


 

Locy Type
3z

1943-04-05

JonBurdett phoenix cl46 19430405 pm.jpg
JonBurdett phoenix cl46 19430405.jpg

Censored wartime (WWII) use


 

Locy Type
9v

1938-11-11

Bunter Phoenix CL 46 19381111 1 pm4.jpg
Bunter Phoenix CL 46 19381111 1 front.jpg

Armistice Day, cachet by Dr. S. E. Hutnick


 

Locy Type
9vz

1943-11-15

JonBurdett phoenix cl46 19441115 pm.jpg
JonBurdett phoenix cl46 19441115.jpg

Mark from back of cover


 

Locy Type
9efw

1938-11-11

Bunter Phoenix CL 46 19381111 1 pm2.jpg
Bunter Phoenix CL 46 19381111 1 front.jpg

Armistice Day, cachet by Dr. S. E. Hutnick


 

Locy Type
9efw

1939-07-24

JonBurdett phoenix cl46 19390724r pm9.jpg
JonBurdett phoenix cl46 19390724.jpg

Add-on cachet by Bruce D. Liddell


 

Locy Type
9x

1938-11-09

JonBurdett phoenix cl46 193811109r pm9x.jpg
JonBurdett phoenix cl46 193811109.jpg

Struck on blank envelope


 

Locy Type
9x

1938-11-11

Bunter Phoenix CL 46 19381111 1 pm3.jpg
Bunter Phoenix CL 46 19381111 1 front.jpg

Armistice Day, cachet by Dr. S. E. Hutnick


 

Locy Type F

"FLAG / DAY"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-23

1940-06-14

JonBurdett phoenix cl46 19400614 pmf.jpg
JonBurdett phoenix cl46 19400614.jpg

Patriotic cachet, unknown maker. "First Day Rites" is also FDR using the red letters.


 

Locy Type F

"NAVY / DAY"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-23

1945-10-27

JonBurdett phoenix cl46 19451027 pm.jpg
JonBurdett phoenix cl46 19451027.jpg

"The U.S.C.S. Catalog of United States Naval Postmarks 1997 edition states that the P-23 marking used in 1945 may be a fake."
Cachet by Walter Lupton


 

Locy Type F

"MERRY /
CHRISTMAS"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-23

1945-12-25

GregCiesielski Phoenix CL46 19451225 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Phoenix CL46 19451225 1 Front.jpg

"The U.S.C.S. Catalog of United States Naval Postmarks 1997 edition states that the P-23 marking used in 1945 may be a fake."


 

Locy Type Fxz

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-23a

c1941

JonBurdett phoenix cl46 1941 pm.jpg
JonBurdett phoenix cl46 1941.jpg

Favor cancel on stamp block applied to cover


 

Locy Type
Fake

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-3

1942-03-12

GregCiesielski Phoenix CL46 19420312 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Phoenix CL46 19420312 1 Front.jpg

Cachet and postmark by Sibley's Department Store (Hobby Shop).

 

Other Information

PHOENIX earned 9 battle stars for her World War II service
* Pearl Harbor December 7 1941

Was the last surviving warship present in Pearl Harbor on December 7 1941

NAMESAKE - Named for the city of Phoenix, Arizona

 


 

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