SOUTH CAROLINA CGN 37

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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.

    California Class Guided Missile Frigate
    Keel Laid December 1 1970 - Launched July 1 1972

  1. USS SOUTH CAROLINA DLGN-37
    Commissioned January 25 1975

  2. USS SOUTH CAROLINA CGN-37
    Redesignated Guided Missile Cruiser (CGN) July 1 1975
    Decommissioned July 30 1999

    Struck from Naval Register July 30 1999
    Hulk currently at Norfolk Naval Shipyard
SOUTH CAROLINA DLGN PATCH.jpg
SOUTH CAROLINA CGN PATCH.jpg


Naval Covers

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  1. South Carolina Covers Page 1    (1974-99)

 

Postmarks

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
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Killer Bar Text

Date From
to
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link To
Full Cover Image


 

USPO Machine

Newport News, VA

1970-12-01

JonBurdett southcarolina dlgn37 19701201.jpg
JonBurdett southcarolina dlgn37 19701201 cach.jpg

Keel Laying


 

USPO Machine

Newport News, VA

1972-07-01

JonBurdett southcarolina dlgn37 19720701.jpg
JonBurdett southcarolina dlgn37 19720701 cach.jpg

Launcing


 

USPO Slogan Machine Cancel
"CHRISTENING OF THE USS SOUTH CAROLINA"

1972-07-01

Hoffman South Carolina CGN 37 19720701 1 pm1.jpg
Hoffman South Carolina CGN 37 19720701 1 front.jpg

Notes: Contributed by Jennifer Hoffman.


 

Locy Type
2-1(n) (DLGN,USS)

1974-10-15

GregCiesielski SouthCarolina DLGN37 19741015 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski SouthCarolina DLGN37 19741015 1 Front.jpg

Sea Trials


 

Locy Type
9-1e(n) (DLGN,USS)

1974-10-15

GregCiesielski SouthCarolina DLGN37 19741015 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski SouthCarolina DLGN37 19741015 2 Front.jpg

Sea Trials
Rich Hoffner
Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS



 

Locy Type
FDC 2-1(n)

1975-01-25

JonBurdett southcarolina dlgn37 19750125 pm.jpg
JonBurdett southcarolina dlgn37 19750125.jpg

Commissioning


 

Locy Type
FDC 9-1e(n)

1974-10-25

JonBurdett scarolina cgn37 19750125 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett scarolina cgn37 19750125.jpg

Commissioning
Frederick L. Karcher
Old Ironsides Chapter No. 1, USCS
Most (if not all) Karcher covers are fakes made with stolen cancels and cachets made by USCS No. 1


 

Locy Type
2-1(n) (DLGN,USS)

1975-03-31

JonBurdett southcarolina dlgn37 19750331 pm.jpg
JonBurdett southcarolina dlgn37 19750331.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2-1(n) (DLGN,USS)

1975-05-16

GregCiesielski SouthCarolina DLGN37 19750516 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski SouthCarolina DLGN37 19750516 1 Front.jpg

Port Visit at Port Everglades
Official Ship Cachet


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS)

1988-06-06

GregCiesielski SouthCarolina CGN37 19880606 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski SouthCarolina CGN37 19880606 1 Front.jpg

The USS South Carolina welcomes the Simon Bolivar to Norfolk VA


 

Locy Type
2-1t(nu) (CGN,USS)

1980-12-22

JonBurdett southcarolina cgn37 19801222 pm.jpg
JonBurdett southcarolina cgn37 19801222.jpg

Old Ironsides Chapter No. 1, USCS


 

Locy Type F

"LAST / NUCLEAR / CRUISER"

1999-07-30

GregCiesielski SouthCarolina CGN37 19990730 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski SouthCarolina CGN37 19990730 1 Front.jpg

Decommissioning
Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type F

"LAST / NUCLEAR / CRUISER"

1999-07-30

GregCiesielski SouthCarolina CGN37 19990730 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski SouthCarolina CGN37 19990730 2 Front.jpg

Decommissioning
Ships Decal used as a cachet


 

Locy Type F

"LAST / NUCLEAR / CRUISER"

1999-07-30

GregCiesielski SouthCarolina CGN37 19990730 3 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski SouthCarolina CGN37 19990730 3 Front.jpg

Decommissioning
Artcraft cachet



 

USPS Pictorial

"Deactivation Ceremony Station"

Norfolk, VA

1998-09-04

GregCiesielski SouthCarolina CGN37 19980904 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski SouthCarolina CGN37 19980904 1 Front.jpg

Deactivation Ceremony
Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS Pictorial

"Deactivation Ceremony Station"

Norfolk, VA

1998-09-04

GregCiesielski SouthCarolina CGN37 19980904 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski SouthCarolina CGN37 19980904 2 Front.jpg

Deactivation Ceremony
USS Oregon Chapter No. 79, USCS


 

Unused

Undated

GregCiesielski SouthCarolina CGN37 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski SouthCarolina CGN37 1 Postcard.jpg

R/S Ship marking on a USS South Carolina picture postcard


 

GregCiesielski SouthCarolina CGN37 1 Bklt.jpg
GregCiesielski SouthCarolina CGN37 1 Photo.jpg
GregCiesielski SouthCarolina CGN37 1 Decal.jpg
GregCiesielski SouthCarolina CGN37 2 Bklt.jpg

USS South Carolina photo, crest, Commissioning Booklet and Deactivation Booklet

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for The State of South Carolina


 


 

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