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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 February 3 1958 - Launched March 31 1960

    Commissioned June 1 1961 - Decommissioned August 3 1990

    Struck from the Naval Register March 31 1990
    Disposed through the NPSSR Program, completed March 23 1999

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 Sculpin SSN-590 Covers Page 1    (1960-2001)



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


USPO Slogan
Machine Cancel

Pascagoula MS



Commissioning, signed by Mrs. Fred Connaway, Sponsor.


Other Information

NAMESAKE - A spiny, large-headed, broad-mouthed, usually scaleless fish of the family Cottidae. Several species are found on the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America.

There have been two submarines named SCULPIN - USS Sculpin SS-191 and USS Sculpin SSN-590.



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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