PITTSBURGH CA 72

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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.

    Baltimore Class Heavy Cruiser
    Keel Laid February 3 1943 as ALBANY
    Renamed during construction
    Launched February 22 1944

  1. USS PITTSBURG CA-72
    Commissioned October 10 1944 - Decommissioned March 7 1947
    Recommissioned September 25 1951 - Decommissioned August 28 1956

    Struck from Naval Register July 1 1973
    Sold July 22 1974 for scrap

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1     (1942-51)

 

Postmarks

This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. 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.

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

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


 

USPO
Machine Cancel

Quincy MA

1944-02-22

GregCiesielski Pittsburgh CA72 19420222 1 Front.jpg

No Image

Launching


 

Quincy MA
Machine

1944-02-22

JonBurdett pittsburgh ca72 19440222.jpg
JonBurdett pittsburgh ca72 19440222 cach.jpg

Launching


 

Quincy MA
Machine

1944-02-22

JonBurdett pittsburgh ca72 19440222-1.jpg
JonBurdett pittsburgh ca72 19440222-1 cach.jpg

Launching


 

Quincy MA
Machine

1944-02-22

JonBurdett pittsburgh ca72 19440222-2.jpg
JonBurdett pittsburgh ca72 19440222-2 cach.jpg

Launching
ANCS Pittsburgh Crew Cachet


1st Commissioning October 10 1944 to March 7 1947


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1945-11-11

GregCiesielski Pittsburgh CA72 19451111 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pittsburgh CA72 19451111 1 Front.jpg

Armistice Day, cacheted.


 

Locy Type
2z

1944-11-20

JonBurdett pittsburgh ca72 19441120 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pittsburgh ca72 19441120.jpg

Note:


2nd Commissioning September 25 1951 to August 28 1956


 

Locy Type
2

1951-11-12

JonBurdett pittsburgh ca72 19511112 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pittsburgh ca72 19511112.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2

1954-08-24

GregCiesielski Pittsburgh CA72 19540824 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pittsburgh CA72 19540824 1 Front.jpg

Note:

 

Other Information

PITTSBURGH received 2 battle stars for World War II service

NAMESAKE - Named for the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Five ships of the US Navy have borne the name PITTSBURGH - USS Pittsburgh (1861 Ironclad Gunboat), USS Pittsburgh CA-4, USS Pittsburgh CA-72, USS Pittsburgh SSN-720 and USS Pittsburgh LPD-31.

 


 

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