S-19 SS 124

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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.

    S-18 Class Submarine (Holland-type)
    Keel Laid August 15 1918 - Launched June 21 1920

  1. USS S-19 SS-124
    Commissioned August 24 1921 - Decommissioned March 8 1922
    Recommissioned January 6 1923 - Decommissioned February 10 1934

    Struck from Naval Register December 18 1938
    Sunk as target December 18 1938 off Pearl Harbor

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 S-19 SS-124 Covers Page 1     (1926-32)



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

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Post Office Established July 22 1924 - Disestablished December 1 1928


Locy Type
3 (A)


From the Paul Huber collection.


Locy Type F


USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. S-74


"Figure S-74 was produced by a collector who worked in the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and was used on covers sent to members of a local stamp club. It was used during 1932-33 for
numerous boats of the S-class, most of which were actually based at Pearl Harbor at the time. Both cancels (S-74 & S-75) indicate the submarine division to which the boat was
attached, noted as "Sub Div" in the listings. For convenience, these postmarks are listed under the boats in question. Both markings are very elusive." From the Paul Huber collection.


Locy Type P


USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. S-75


"Figure S-75 is a standard Type 5hks cancel for the Submarine Detachment at Pearl Harbor; the mail clerk used wording similar to that shown (in the USCS Postmark Catalog) for several boats there.
The exact arrangements of wording in the killer bars varies. The use of a ship's name in the killers technically would make this a Type P postmark"


Other Information

The ships sponsor was Miss Genevieve Kittenger.



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