SAN DIEGO CL 53

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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.

    Atlanta Class Light Cruiser
    Keel Laid March 27 1940 - Launched July 26 1941

  1. USS SAN DIEGO CL-53
    Commissioned January 10 1942 - Decommissioned November 4 1946
    Redesignated Anti-aircraft Light Cruiser (CLAA) March 18 1949, While in reserve

    Struck from Naval Register March 1 1959
    Sold February 3 1960 for scrap

 

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1    (1940-45)

 

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
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Killer Bar Text

Date From
to
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


 

USPO Duplex

Quincy MA

1940-03-27

GregCiesielski SanDiego CL53 19400327 1 Front.jpg

No Image

Keel Laying. Cachet by Dr. S. E. Hutnick


 

USPO Duplex

Quincy MA

1941-07-25

JonBurdett sandiego cl53 19410725.jpg
JonBurdett sandiego cl53 19410725 cach.jpg

Launching. Cachet by Loring W. Stannard



 

Locy Type
FDC 3

1942-01-10

JonBurdett sandiego cl53 19420110 pm.jpg
JonBurdett sandiego cl53 19420110.jpg

Commissioning


 

Locy Type
FDC 3

1942-01-10

GregCiesielski SanDiego CL53 19420110 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski SanDiego CL53 19420110 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning


 

Locy Type
2(n) Oct 27, 1945

1945-10-27

JohnGermann San Diego CL53 19451027 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann San Diego CL53 19451027 1 Front.jpg

The "Victory Cancel" for Navy Day, 1945


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1945-12-23

JonBurdett sandiego cl53 19451223 pm.jpg
JonBurdett sandiego cl53 19451223.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BBT)

"TOKYO /
BAY"

1945-09-01

JonBurdett sandiego cl53 19450901 pm.jpg
JonBurdett sandiego cl53 19450901.jpg

Censored wartime (WWII) use
TOKYO BAY


 

Locy Type
3z (BTT)

1945-03-12

Bunter San Diego CL 53 19450312 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter San Diego CL 53 19450312 1 front.jpg

Censored wartime (WWII) use


 

Locy Type
9v

1946-02-13

JonBurdett sandiego cl53 19460213 pm.jpg
JonBurdett sandiego cl53 19460213.jpg

Favor strike on stamp block


 

Locy Type
9efw

1945-10-27

Bunter San Diego CL 53 19451027 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter San Diego CL 53 19451027 1 front.jpg

Notes:

 

Other Information

SAN DIEGO earned 15 Battle Stars (WWII)

SAN DIEGO CL-53 was at Tokyo Bay September 2 1945 for the Japanese surrender

NAMESAKE - Named for the city of San Diego, California.

 


 

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