SHARK SS 314

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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.

    Balao Class Submarine
    Keel Laid January 28 1943 - Launched October 17 1943

  1. USS SHARK SS-314
    Commissioned February 14 1944
    SUNK (depth charges) October 24 1944 off Southern Taiwan, all hands lost

    Struck from the Naval Register (Date unknown)
Shark SS314 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1     (DATE RANGE)

 

Postmarks

This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. 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
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Killer Bar Text

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


 

Locy Type
2z

"USS SHARK /
LIVES ON"

Groton CT

1943-01-28

GregCiesielski Shark SS314 19430128 1 Front.jpg

No Image

Keel Laid. Postmark refers to the loss of USS Shark SS-174 in 1942.


 

USPO
Machine Cancel

Groton CT

1943-10-17

GregCiesielski Shark SS314 19431017 1 Front.jpg

No Image

Launching. Cachet is also for the launching of USS Bream SS-243.


 

Locy Type
CD-Z5

1943-10-17

JonBurdett bream ss243 19431017.jpg
JonBurdett bream ss243 19431017 cach.jpg

Twin Launching with USS BREAM SS-243


 

USPO
Machine Cancel

Groton CT

1943-10-17

GregCiesielski Shark SS314 19431017 2 Front.jpg

No Image

Launching.


 

USPO
Machine Cancel

Groton CT

1943-10-17

GregCiesielski Shark SS314 19431017 3 Front.jpg

No Image

Launching.


 

Locy Type
CD-Z5

Section
Post Office

New London CT

1943-10-17

GregCiesielski Shark SS314 19431017 4 Front.jpg

No Image

Launching.


 

USPO
Machine Cancel

Groton CT

1944-02-03

GregCiesielski Shark SS314 19440203 1 Front.jpg

N/A

Commissioning, unknown cachetmaker.
Posted 11 days early


 

Groton CT
Machine

1944-02-14

JonBurdett shark ss314 19440214.jpg
JonBurdett shark ss314 19440214 cach.jpg

Commissioning



 

NO SHARK POSTMARKS
AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

POSTMARK DATE

Note:



 

USPS CDS

"Submarine Base Sta."

Honolulu HI

1983-02-16

GregCiesielski Shark SS174 19830216 1 Front.jpg

N/A

On Eternal Patrol. Cachet by USS Oregon Chapter No. 79, USCS


 

Locy Type 2

USS FULTON AS 11

1983-10-24

GregCiesielski Shark SS314 19441024 1 Front.jpg

N/A

On Eternal Patrol. Cachet by Alton (Budd) M. Arrington

 

Other Information

USS SHARK received one battle star for her World War II service

Credited with sinking...
The 4700-ton Japanese Troop Transport CHIYO MARU No. 2, June 2 1944 off Saipan
The 6886-ton Japanese Troop Transport KATSUKAWA MARU, June 4 1944 off Saipan
The 3080-ton Japanese Army Cargo Ship TAMAHIME MARU, June 5 1944 the Marianas
The 7006-ton Japanese Army Troop Transport TAKAOKA MARU, June 5 1944 the Marianas

NAMESAKE - A type of fish with a full cartilaginous skeleton and a highly streamlined body

 


 

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