SOUTH CAROLINA BB 26

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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.

    South Carolina Class Battleship
    Keel Laid 18 December 1906 - Launched 1 July 1908

  1. USS SOUTH CAROLINA Battleship No. 26
    Commissioned 1 March 1910

  2. USS SOUTH CAROLINA BB-26
    Designated (BB) 17 July 1920
    Decommissioned 15 December 1921

    Struck from Naval Register 10 November 1924
    Sold 24 April 1924 for scrap
SouthCarolina Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS South Carolina BB-26 Covers Page 1    (1910-18,1923)
  2. THE FOC'SLE LOG, USS South Carolina postcards    (1910-13)

 

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

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link
To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image

Post office established April 22 1910 - Disestablished December 15 1921


 

Locy Type
1u

1911-08-26

JonBurdett southcarolina bb26 19110826 pm.jpg
JonBurdett southcarolina bb26 19110826.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 2

1912-04-16

JonBurdett southcarolina bb26 19120416 pm.jpg
JonBurdett southcarolina bb26 19120416.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 2a

1917-10-30

JonBurdett southcarolina bb26 19171030 pm.jpg
JonBurdett southcarolina bb26 19171030.jpg

Censored, WWI use


 

Locy Type
2rz

1918-07-19

JonBurdett southcarolina bb26 19180719r pm.jpg
JonBurdett southcarolina bb26 19180719.JPG

Censored wartime (WWI) use


 

Locy Type 3
(S. CAROLINA)

"NAVY YARD /
PORTSMOUTH"

1913-12-29

JonBurdett southcarolina bb26 19131229 pm.jpg
JonBurdett southcarolina bb26 19131229.jpg

Censored, WWI use


 

Locy Type
3 (AC)

"GUANTANAMO /
BAY CUBA"

1916-02-10

GregCiesielski SouthCarolina BB26 19160210 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski SouthCarolina BB26 19160210 1 Back.jpg

Picture postcard from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba


 

Locy Type
3 (AC)

1921-06-23

GregCiesielski SouthCarolina BB26 19210623 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski SouthCarolina BB26 19210623 1 Front.jpg

The mail clerk used slugs instead of lettering in the killer bars, and it is tied together with string.

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for the state of South Carolina.

The ships sponsor was Miss Frederica Ansel.

Five ships of the US Navy have borne the name SOUTH CAROLINA - USS South Carolina (1798 Schooner), USS South Carolina (1799 Coastal Patrol Vessel), USS South Carolina (1860 Screw Steamer), USS South Carolina BB-26 and USS South Carolina CGN-37.

 


 

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