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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.

    Skipjack Class Nuclear Powered Attack Submarine
    Keel Laid January 23 1959 - Launched October 8 1960

  1. USS SCAMP SSN 588
    Commissioned June 5 1961 - Decommissioned April 28 1988

    Struck from the Naval Register April 28 1988
    Disposed through NPSSRP completed September 9 1994

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 Scamp SSN-588 Covers Page 1    (1960-1988)



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

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image

No Postal Facilities - No Postmarks Reported


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"Mare Island Station"

Vallejo, CA



Launching, cachet by the Mare Island Naval Shipyard National Association of Supervisors Local 16


Other Information

NAMESAKE - A fish, a member of the serranidae family.

There has been two submarines of the US Navy named SCAMP - USS Scamp SS 277 and USS Scamp SSN 588.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. John C. Hollingsworth, widow of Commander John C. Hollingsworth, CO of USS Scamp SS-277 when she was lost in November 1944.



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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