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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.

    Sargo Class Submarine
    Keel Laid 18 April 1938 - Launched 11 April 1939

    Commissioned 23 October 1939 - Decommissioned 15 November 1945
    Recommissioned 8 February 1946 - Decommissioned 29 October 1946

    Struck from Naval Register 30 April 1948
    Sold 2 July 1948 for scrap

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 Seadragon SS-194 Covers Page 1    (1939-1941)



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

1st Commissioning 23 October 1939 to 15 November 1945


Locy Type



Commissioning, cachet by M. Fay Muridge, sponsored by the Argonauts Crew No. 24, ANCS


Locy Type
3 (AC-BBT)





Other Information

USS SEADRAGON earned the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 11 Battle Stars for her WWII service.

NAMESAKE - A small fish more commonly called the dragonet.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. J. O. Richardson.

Two submarines of the US Navy have borne the name SEADRAGON - USS Seadragon SS-194 and USS Seadragon SSN-584



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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