PORTLAND CA 33

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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.


    Portland Class Cruiser
    Keel Laid as Light Cruiser (CL) 17 February 1930
    Redesignated Heavy Cruiser (CA) 1 July 1931
    Launched 21 May 1932

  1. USS PORTLAND CA-33
  2. Commissioned 23 February 1933 - Decommissioned 12 July 1946

    Struck from Naval Register 1 March 1959
    Sold 6 October 1959 for scrap

 

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Portland CA-33 Covers Page 1    (1933-1945,2008)

 

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
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Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image

Post office established 23 February 1933 - Disestablished 3 June 1946


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3 (B-BTT)

"FIRST DAY /
P.O. SERVICE"

1933-03-29

Bunter Portland CA 33 19330329 1 pm1.jpg
FirstMuseum Portland 19330329 1 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service, cachet by Old Ironsides Chapter No. 1, USCS


 

Locy Type 2(n)

(Oct 27, 1945)

1945-10-27

JonBurdett portland ca33 19451027r pm.jpg
JonBurdett portland ca33 19451027.jpg

"Victory" cancel


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1945-11-09

JonBurdett portland ca33 19451109 pm.jpg
JonBurdett portland ca33 19451109.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 2z

1943-12-23

JohnGermann Portland CA33 19431223 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Portland CA33 19431223 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 2#

(Br. #15960)

1945-10-17

JonBurdett portland ca33 19451017 pm.jpg
JonBurdett portland ca33 19451017.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (B-BTT)

"BREMERTON /
WASHINGTON"

1933-07-13

GregCiesielski Portland CA33 19330713 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Portland CA33 19330713 1 Front.jpg

R/S cachet


 

Locy Type
3 (BC-BTT)

"HONOLULU /
HAWAII"

1935-05-25

GregCiesielski Portland CA33 19350525 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Portland CA33 19350525 1 Front.jpg

Fleet Maneuvers, cachet by Harry E. Whitlatch


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-TBB)

"Long Beach /
*Calif.*"

1936-12-25

GregCiesielski Portland CA33 19361225 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Portland CA33 19361225 1 Front.jpg

Christmas, cachet by O. A. Farabee ANCS #210 and Frank P. Hollis ANCS #409


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BTT)

"LONG BEACH /
CALIF."

1939-07-13

Bunter Portland CA 33 19390713 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Portland CA 33 19390713 1 front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 9v

(1938)

1939-07-13

Bunter Portland CA 33 19390713 1 pm2.jpg
Bunter Portland CA 33 19390713 1 front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 9v

(1940)

1945-08-13

JonBurdett portland ca33 19450813 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett portland ca33 19450813.jpg

Mark from back of cover


 

Locy Type
9efw

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-76b

(1938)

1939-07-13

Bunter Portland CA 33 19390713 1 pm3.jpg
Bunter Portland CA 33 19390713 1 front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9efw

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-76c

(1940)

1940-02-05

JonBurdett portland ca33 19400205 pm.jpg
JonBurdett portland ca33 19400205.jpg

Favor strike on stamp block


 

Locy Type
9x

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-76

(1938-1939)

1939-07-13

Bunter Portland CA 33 19390713 1 pm4.jpg
Bunter Portland CA 33 19390713 1 front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-76e

1945-10-27

JonBurdett portland ca33 19451027 pmf.jpg
JonBurdett portland ca33 19451027.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type Fz

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-76d

(1942-1943)

1943-08-04

JonBurdett portland ca33 19430804 pm.jpg
JonBurdett portland ca33 19430804.jpg

Note:



USPS Pictorial Postmark


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"75th Anniversary of
Commissioning Station"

Portland OR

2008-02-23

GregCiesielski Portland CA33 20080223 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Portland CA33 20080223 1 Front.jpg

75th Anniversary of Commissioning, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS

 

Other Information

USS PORTLAND earned the Navy Combat Action Ribbon, the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, the American Defense Service Medal w/Fleet Clasp, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 16 Battle Stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon and the Philippine Liberation Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named for the city of Portland, Maine.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Ralph D. Brooks of Portland.

Three ships of the US Navy have borne the name PORTLAND - USS Portland CA-33 (named for Portland ME), USS Portland LSD-37 (named for Portland ME & Portland OR) and USS Portland LPD-27 (named for Portland OR).

 


 

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