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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.

  1. USS SAVANNAH (Frigate)

Launched 1842
Flagship-Pacific Squadron 1844-47, 1849-52
Flagship-Home Squadron 1859-60
Civil War 1861-deployed off the coast of Georgia
Instruction-Practice Ship US Naval Academy 1862-70
Laid up 1870-Sold 1883


Cachets should be listed in chronological order based on earliest known usage. Use the postmark date or best guess. This applies to add-on cachets as well.


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Full Cover Front Image
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Postmark or Back Image
Primary Date
Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text




USPO CDS w/ bullseye killer
New Hampshire





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