RHODE ISLAND BB 17

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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.

    Virginia Class Battleship
    Keel Laid 1 May 1902 - Launched 17 May 1904

  1. USS RHODE ISLAND Battleship No. 17
    Commissioned 19 February 1906 - Decommissioned 30 June 1920

    Struck from Naval Register 12 July 1922
    Sold 1 November 1923 and broken up for scrap

 

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Rhode Island Battleship No. 17 Covers Page 1    (1909-18)

 

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
To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image


 

Unused

1918
to
1919

GregCiesielski RhodeIsland BB17 1918 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski RhodeIsland BB17 1918 1 Back.jpg

Picture postcard of the USS Rhode Island Battleship No. 17




 

Locy Type 1s

1909-04-22

GregCiesielski RhodeIsland BB17 19090422 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski RhodeIsland BB17 19090422 1 Front.jpg

Sailor's Mail


 

Locy Type
1u (C)

1910-12-15

JonBurdett rhodeisland 19101215 pm.jpg
JonBurdett rhodeisland 19101215.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 1z

1918-10-21

JonBurdett rhodeisland bb17 19181021 pm.jpg
JonBurdett rhodeisland bb17 19181021.jpg

Censored, WWI use


 

Locy Type 2

1912-03-08

JonBurdett rhodeisland bb17 19120308 pm.JPG
JonBurdett rhodeisland bb17 19120308.JPG

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (AC)

"VERA CRUZ /
MEXICO"

1914-12-31

JonBurdett rhodeisland bb17 19141231 pm.jpg
JonBurdett rhodeisland bb17 19141231.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (BC)

1915-12-12

JonBurdett rhodeisland bb17 19151212 pm.JPG
JonBurdett rhodeisland bb17 19151212.JPG

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (AC)

"AT /
SEA"

1916-08-27

GregCiesielski RhodeIsland BB17 19160827 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski RhodeIsland BB17 19160827 1 Front.jpg

Sailor's Mail




 

Locy Type 2

USS Constellation

1911-11-01

JonBurdett constellation ix20 19111101 back.JPG
JonBurdett constellation ix20 19111101.JPG

Picture postcard of the USS Rhode Island Battleship No. 17

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for The State of Rhode Island

Three ships of the US Navy have borne the name RHODE ISLAND - USS Rhode Island (1861 Side Wheel Steamer), USS Rhode Island Battleship No. 17 and USS Rhode Island SSBN-740.

 


 

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