PIKE SS 173

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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.

    Porpoise Class Submarine
    Keel Laid December 20 1933 - Launched September 12 1935

  1. USS PIKE SS-173
    Commissioned December 2 1935 - Decommissioned November 15 1945

  2. PIKE SS-173
    Placed In Service as Naval Reserve Training Ship
        at Baltimore, MD September 1946
    Placed Out of Service February 17 1956

    Struck from Naval Register February 17 1956
    Sold January 14 1957 for scrap
Pike SS173 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Pike SS-173 Covers Page 1    (1933-42)

 

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


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3(AC-TBT)

"FIRST DAY /
MAIL SERVICE"

1936-01-17

GregCiesielski Pike SS173 19360117 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pike SS173 19360117 1 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service, cachet by Eugene L. Mueller, sponsored by Independence Crew No. 2, ANCS


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-TBT)

"SUB BASE /
P.H. T.H."

1939-05-30

GregCiesielski Pike SS173 19390530 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pike SS173 19390530 1 Front.jpg

Memorial Day, cachet by William F. Schlechter


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-TBT)

"TSINGTAO /
CHINA"

1940-07-25

GregCiesielski Pike SS173 19400725 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pike SS173 19400725 1 Front.jpg

Odd Port Postmark cachet by Walter Czubay


 

Locy Type Fz

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-Z1

1942-11-20

JonBurdett pike ss173 19421120 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pike ss173 19421120.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
FAKE

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-3

1941-09-12

GregCiesielski Pike SS173 19410912 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pike SS173 19410912 1 Front.jpg

FAKE postmark, cachet by Hobby Shop Cachets

 

Other Information

USS PIKE earned the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 4 battle stars and the WWI Victory Medal for WWII service

NAMESAKE - A spiny-finned fish named for the shape of its head.

Two submarines of the US Navy have borne the name PIKE - USS Pike, USS Pike SS-173.

One cutter of the US Coast Guard has borne the name PIKE - USCGC Pike WPB-87365

 


 

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