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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.

    Gato Class Submarine
    Keel Laid 15 September 1941 - Launched 23 June 1942

  1. USS POGY SS-266
    Commissioned (Special, for Delivery) 10 January 1943
    Commissioned 12 February 1943 - Decommissioned 20 July 1946

    Struck from Naval Register 1 September 1958
    Sold 1 May 1959 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 name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). 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 Pogy SS-266 Covers Page 1     (1944)



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.

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 F



Commissioning (Special), cachet by William S. Linto. Postmark from the Atlantic Fleet Service School, Virginia Beach VA


Locy Type


Censored, World War II use.


Other Information

USS POGY earned the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ eight battle stars and the World War II Victory Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A trout found in Lake Tahoe, California.

Two submarines of the US Navy have borne the name POGY - USS Pogy SS-266 and USS Pogy SSN-647

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Julius A. Furer.



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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