SEATTLE IX 39

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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.

    Tennessee Class Armored Cruiser
    Keel Laid September 23 1903 - Launched March 18 1905

  1. USS WASHINGTON Armored Cruiser No. 11
    Commissioned August 7 1906 - Decommissioned July 9 1912
    Placed In Service as Receiving Ship July 20 1913
    Recommissioned April 23 1914 - Decommissioned March 31 1916

  2. USS SEATTLE Armored Cruiser No. 11
    Recommissioned and Renamed November 9 1916
    Decommissioned February 14 1921
    Designated (CA) July 17 1920, While in Reserve

  3. USS SEATTLE CA-11
    Recommissioned March 1 1923
    Placed In Service August 29 1927 as Receiving Ship, Brooklyn Navy Yard
    Decommissioned September 15 1927

  4. USS SEATTLE (Unclassified)
    Designation dropped July 1 1931

  5. USS SEATTLE IX-39
    Designated Miscellaneous Unclassified (IX) February 19 1941
    Placed Out of Service June 28 1946

    Struck from Naval Register July 19 1946
    Sold December 3 1946 for scrap
Washington acr11.JPG

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Washington Armored Cruiser No. 11 Covers Page 1    (1908-1915)
  2. USS Seattle IX-39 Covers Page 1    (1917-1941)

 

Postmarks

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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.
 
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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

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

USS WASHINGTON

Post Office Established August 15 1908 - Disestablished February 22 1914


 

Locy Type
1 1908 year date

1908-12-21

Bunter Seattle IX 39 19081221 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Seattle IX 39 19081221 1 front.jpg

As WASHINGTON ACR-11


 

Locy Type
1 1909 and later

1910-10-12

JonBurdett washington ca11 19101012-1r pm.jpg
JonBurdett washington ca11 19101012-1.jpg

As WASHINGTON ACR-11


 

Locy Type
2

1912-06-10

GregCiesielski Washington CA11 19120610 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Washington CA11 19120610 1 Front.jpg

As WASHINGTON ACR-11


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. W-9

1911-01-28

JonBurdett washington ca11 19110128 pm.jpg
JonBurdett washington ca11 19110128.jpg

As WASHINGTON ACR-11


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. W-9a

1912-05-18

JonBurdett washington 19120518r pm.jpg
JonBurdett washington 19120518.jpg

As WASHINGTON ACR-11


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. W-9a

1912-07-09

GregCiesielski Washington ACR11 19120709 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Washington ACR11 19120709 1 Back.jpg

As WASHINGTON ACR-11
Picture postcard from Ft. Monroe, VA


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. W-9a

1912-07-09

GregCiesielski Washington ACR11 19120709 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Washington ACR11 19120709 1 Back.jpg

As WASHINGTON ACR-11
Picture postcard from Ft. Monroe, VA


 

Unused

N/A

JonBurdett washington ca11.jpg
JonBurdett washington ca11 back.jpg

Ship Postcard
"U.S.S. Armoured Cruiser Washington"


 

Terre Haute IN
CDS

c1909

Jon Burdett washington acr11-1.JPG
JonBurdett washington acr11-1 back.JPG

Ship Postcard
"CRUISER WASHINGTON / Length, 502 feet / Speed, 22 knots"


 

Locy Type
3 (AC) 1914

1915-05-20

JonBurdett washington ca11 19150520 pm.jpg
JonBurdett washington ca11 19150520.jpg

As WASHINGTON ACR-11


 

Locy Type
3 (AC) 1915

"PORTAPRINCE /
HAITI"

1915-09-10

GregCiesielski Washington CA11 19150910 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Washington CA11 19150910 1 Front.jpg

As WASHINGTON ACR-11


 

Locy Type P
(Type 2 dial removed)

Locy Type
SLKb (47x6)

USS MACHIAS PG-5

1914-06-06

GregCiesielski Machias PG5 19140606 1 Picture.jpg
GregCiesielski Machias PG5 19140606 1 Front.jpg

Message erased by censor
Real-photo postcard of the USS Washington ACR-11 at Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. On this date, USS MACHIAS PG-5 relieved WASHINGTON on station at Puerto Plata, protecting the rebel-held town and its infrastructure from bombardment by government forces.
Bruce D. Liddell collection


USS SEATTLE

Post Office Established December 1 1916 - Disestablished February 14 1921


 

Locy Type
1z

1918-04-09

JonBurdett seattle ca11 19180409 pm.jpg
JonBurdett seattle ca11 19180409.jpg

As SEATTLE CA-11
Censored wartime (WWI) use


 

Locy Type
3 (AC)

1917-03-15

GregCiesielski Seattle ACR11 19170315 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Seattle ACR11 19170315 1 Back.jpg

As SEATTLE ACR-11
Picture postcard from Santiago de Cuba


 

Locy Type
3 (AC)

1917-03-15

GregCiesielski Seattle ACR11 19170315 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Seattle ACR11 19170315 1 Back.jpg

Picture postcard from Santiago de Cuba


 

Locy Type
9v

1917-01-09
to
1917-01-12

JonBurdett seattle ca11 19170109r pm.jpg
JonBurdett seattle ca11 19170109.JPG

As SEATTLE Armored Cruiser No. 11
Mark from back of cover


Post Office Reestablished April 2 1923 - Disestablished September 1 1927


 

Locy Type
3 (A)

"PORTLAND /
MAINE"

1927-08-12

JonBurdett seattle ca11 19270812 pm.jpg
JonBurdett seattle ca11 19270812.jpg

As SEATTLE CA-11


U.S. Receiving Ship Service August 29 1927 to June 28 1946


 

Locy Type
3

"NAVY DAY /
USS SEATTLE"

Brooklyn, NY / US Receiving Ship

1933-10-27

GregCiesielski Seattle 19331027 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Seattle 19331027 1 Front.jpg

Navy Day
Farragut Chapter No. 3, USCS


 

Locy Type
3

"LINCOLN'S /
BIRTHDAY"

Brooklyn, NY / US Receiving Ship

1934-02-12

GregCiesielski Seattle 19340212 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Seattle 19340212 1 Front.jpg

Lincoln's Birthday


 

Locy Type
3

"LINCOLN'S /
BIRTHDAY"

Brooklyn, NY / US Receiving Ship

1934-02-12

GregCiesielski Seattle 19340212 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Seattle 19340212 2 Front.jpg

Lincoln's Birthday


 

Locy Type
3

"MERRY /
CHRISTMAS"

Brooklyn, NY / US Receiving Ship

1934-12-25

GregCiesielski Seattle 19341225 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Seattle 19341225 1 Front.jpg

Christmas


 

Locy Type
3

"NAVY / DAY"

Brooklyn, NY / US Receiving Ship

1935-10-28

GregCiesielski Seattle 19351028 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Seattle 19351028 1 Front.jpg

Navy Day
Leo A. Schupp


 

Locy Type
3

"MERRY / XMAS"

Brooklyn, NY / US Receiving Ship

1936-12-25

GregCiesielski Seattle 19361225 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Seattle 19361225 1 Front.jpg

Christmas Day


 

Locy Type
3

"MERRY / XMAS"

Brooklyn, NY / US Receiving Ship

1936-12-25

GregCiesielski Seattle 19361225 3 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Seattle 19361225 3 Front.jpg

Christmas Day. Cachet by David R Annis


 

Locy Type
3

"USS SEATTLE / BKLYN NYD"

Brooklyn, NY / US Receiving Ship

1937-04-19

JonBurdett seattle ix39 19370419 pm.jpg
JonBurdett seattle ix39 19370419.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3

"EX USS /
WASHINGTON"

Brooklyn, NY / US Receiving Ship

1938-02-22

GregCiesielski Seattle 19380222 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Seattle 19380222 1 Front.jpg

Washington's Birthday


 

Locy Type
3

"USS /
SEATTLE"

Brooklyn, NY / US Receiving Ship

1938-03-08

GregCiesielski Seattle 19380308 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Seattle 1938030 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by Ted Rauterberg


 

Locy Type
9

1935-07-04

JonBurdett seattle ix39 19350704 pm.jpg
JonBurdett seattle ix39 19350704.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9 Receiving Ship Sta.

1945-10-27

JonBurdett seattle ix39 19451027 pm.jpg
JonBurdett seattle ix39 19451027.jpg

Note:



 

Locy Type
SLPb

1937-02-25

JonBurdett seattle ix39 19370225 pm.jpg
JonBurdett seattle ix39 19370225.JPG

Note:



 

Non-Postal marking

"Daniel Boone /
Anniversary of Birth"

1935-02-11

JonBurdett seattle ix39 19350211 pm.jpg
JonBurdett seattle ix39 19350211.JPG

Daniel Boone Bicentennial
USCS Postmark Catalog states that as Receiving Station the mail clerk used a variety of marks reading "USS SEATTLE"


 

Non-Postal marking

"Memorial Day /
May 30th 1935 /
Lest We Forget"

1935-05-30

JonBurdett seattle ix39 19350530 pm.jpg
JonBurdett seattle ix39 19350530.jpg

Memorial Day 1935
USCS Postmark Catalog states that as Receiving Station the mail clerk used a variety of marks reading "USS SEATTLE"


 

Non-Postal marking

"Memorial Day"

1935-05-30

JonBurdett seattle 19350530 pm.jpg
JonBurdett seattle 19350530.jpg

Memorial Day 1935
USCS Postmark Catalog states that as Receiving Station the mail clerk used a variety of marks reading "USS SEATTLE"


 

Non-Postal marking

USS Seattle

1936-12-25

GregCiesielski Seattle 19361225 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Seattle 19361225 1 Front.jpg

Christmas Day
USCS Postmark Catalog states that as Receiving Station the mail clerk used a variety of marks reading "USS SEATTLE"


 

Non-Postal marking

USS Seattle

1936-12-25

GregCiesielski Seattle 19361225 4 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Seattle 19361225 3 Back.jpg

Christmas Day from the back of the David R Annis cacheted cover.


 

Non-Postal marking

1937-02-16

JonBurdett seattle ix39 19370216 pm.jpg
JonBurdett seattle ix39 19370216.jpg

USCS Postmark Catalog states that as Receiving Station the mail clerk used a variety of marks reading "USS SEATTLE"


 

Non-Postal marking

1937-04-19

JonBurdett seattle ix39 19370419 pmf.jpg
JonBurdett seattle ix39 19370419.jpg

Note:

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for the city of Seattle, Washington.

 


 

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