S-44 SS 155

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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-42 Class Submarine
    Keel Laid January 14 1921 - Launched October 27 1923

  1. USS S-44 SS 155
    Commissioned February 16 1925
    SUNK (enemy action) October 7 1943 by IJNS ISHIGAKI in Kurile Islands

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. USS S-44 SS-155 Covers Page 1     (1929-32)



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
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


Locy Type

Submarine Div.
Battle Fleet





Locy Type 5hks




Sailors Mail


Locy Type
SLKbs (52x8)


Rope and Anchor bordered envelope. Cover also bears the straight-line markings of Submarine Division 11 submarines - USS S-42 SS-153 (Flagship), USS S-43 SS-154, USS S-44 SS-155, USS S-45 SS-156, USS S-46 SS-157 and USS S-47 SS-158.


Registered bullseye
postal marking


Registered Official Mail - MAILGRAM. Her tender, USS Antaeus AS-21 postmarked the back and Washington DC received it.



”Quincy Branch”

Boston, MA



"On Eternal Patrol". Cachet by Alton (Budd) M. Arrington


Other Information

S-44 earned two battle stars during World War II



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