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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.

    Sturgeon Class Nuclear Powered Attack Submarine
    Keel Laid 12 April 1966 - Launched 5 October 1967

    Commissioned 30 January 1969 - Decommissioned 16 October 1991

    Struck from the Naval Register 16 October 1991
    Entered the NPSSRP (Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program) 1 March 1998
    Completed program 7 September 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 Sea Devil SSN-664 Covers Page 1    (1966-1998)



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


Machine Postmark

Newport News, VA


Commissioning, Cachet by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for the Sea Devil (or Devil Ray) (Manta birostria), the largest of all rays, noted for power and endurance.

Two submarines of the US Navy have borne the name SEA DEVIL - USS Sea Devil AGSS-400 and USS Sea Devil SSN-664.

One cutter of the US Coast Guard bears the name SEA DEVIL - USCGC Sea Devil WPB-87368



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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