REINA MERCEDES IX 25

From NavalCoverMuseum
Jump to navigation Jump to search


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.

    Unprotected Cruiser/Barracks Ship
    Keel Laid for the Spanish Navy as ALFONSO XII
    Launched September 12 1887
    Captured as a War Prize July 17 1898 at Santiago de Cuba, during the Spanish-American War
    Salvaged January 2 1899 to March 1 1899 and converted to Receiving Ship

  1. REINA MERCEDES
    Placed In Service May 1905 as Non-self Propelled Receiving Ship
    Towed to Annapolis MD 1912, Used as Barracks Ship for The U.S. Naval Academy

  2. USS REINA MERCEDES IX 25
    Designated Miscellaneous Unclassified (IX) July 17 1920
    Placed Out of Service September 6 1957

    Struck from Naval Register September 6 1957
    Sold to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD., 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 incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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. Covers Page 1    (1921-53)

 

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
---
Killer Bar Text

Date From
to
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link To
Full Cover Image

1st Post Office Period October 16 1912 to October 31 1931


 

Locy Type
3 (AC)

1921-02-07

JonBurdett reinamercedes ix25 19210207 pm.jpg
JonBurdett reinamercedes ix25 19210207.jpeg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (B)

"ANNAPOLIS /
MARYLAND"

1930-07-21

GregCiesielski ReinaMercedes IX25 19300721 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski ReinaMercedes IX25 19300721 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (B)

"ANNAPOLIS /
MARYLAND"

1930-10-06

GregCiesielski ReinaMercedes IX25 19301006 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski ReinaMercedes IX25 19301006 1 Front.jpg

Note:


2nd Post Office Period July 26 1932 to May 31 1956


 

Locy Type
2

1953-06-18

JonBurdett reinamercedes ix25 19530618 pm.jpg
JonBurdett reinamercedes ix25 19530618.JPG

Note:


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1947-07-04

GregCiesielski ReinaMercedes IX25 19470704 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski ReinaMercedes IX25 19470704 1 Front.jpg

Independence Day, cachet by George A. Pavan


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1950-06-16

GregCiesielski ReinaMercedes IX25 19500616 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski ReinaMercedes IX25 19500616 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by Walter Czubay


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1951-05-19

JonBurdett reinamercedes ix25 19510519 pm.jpg
JonBurdett reinamercedes ix25 19510519.JPG

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-BBT)

"STATION SHIP /
U.S.N.A."

1935-10-12

GregCiesielski ReinaMercedes IX25 19351012 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski ReinaMercedes IX25 19351012 1 Front.jpg

Columbus Day, cachet by F and Robert L. Manley


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-BBT)

"IT CAN /
BE DONE"

1936-03-12

GregCiesielski ReinaMercedes IX25 19360312 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski ReinaMercedes IX25 19360312 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (A-TBT)

"U.S. NAVAL /
ACADEMY"

1939-11-11

GregCiesielski ReinaMercedes IX25 19391111 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski ReinaMercedes IX25 19391111 1 Front.jpg

Armistice Day, cachet by Louie C. Bean


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BBT)

"U.S. NAVAL /
ACADEMY"

1941-04-07

JonBurdett pt4 19410407 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pt4 19410407.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-BBT)

"FIRST DAY /
OF ISSUE"

1945-10-27

GregCiesielski ReinaMercedes IX25 19451027 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski ReinaMercedes IX25 19451027 1 Front.jpg

First Day of Issue for Sc. #935, issued at Annapolis MD. This ship was the station ship at the US Naval Academy, Annapolis MD. Cachet by Walter G. Crosby.
From the Michael Brock collection.


 

Locy Type
3z (BBT)

1941-12-03

GregCiesielski ReinaMercedes IX25 19411203 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski ReinaMercedes IX25 19411203 1 Front.jpg

Manuscript ship's name on the front of the cover.


 

Locy Type
5hks

"ANNAPOLIS /
MARYLAND"

1933-10-27

Kalisch Reina Mercedes IX 25 19331027 1 pm1.jpg
Kalisch Reina Mercedes IX 25 19331027 1 front.jpg

Notes: Contributed by Mark Kalisch. Cachet by Maryland Commemorative Association.


 

Locy Type
5hks

"ANNAPOLIS /
MARYLAND"

1934-02-26

GregCiesielski ReinaMercedes IX25 19340226 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski ReinaMercedes IX25 19340226 1 Front.jpg

30th Anniversary of the acquisition of the Panama Canal.


 

Locy Type
5hks

"ANNAPOLIS /
MARYLAND"

1934-03-23

GregCiesielski ReinaMercedes IX25 19340323 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski ReinaMercedes IX25 19340323 1 Front.jpg

First Day of Issue, Sc. 736. Cachet by Maryland Commemorative Association.


 

Locy Type
9ef(nu)

1951-03-25

JonBurdett reinamercedes ix25 19510325 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett reinamercedes ix25 19510325.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9x

1936-03-12

GregCiesielski ReinaMercedes IX25 19360312 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski ReinaMercedes IX25 19360312 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
PPO

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. R-43

1936-03-12

GregCiesielski ReinaMercedes IX25 19360312 3 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski ReinaMercedes IX25 19360312 1 Front.jpg

Note:

 

Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
World War I Victory Medal - American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

NAMESAKE - Queen Mercedes (1860-1878) was the wife of King Alfonso XII of Spain

 


 

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.

 


Copyright 2023 Naval Cover Museum