SOUTH DAKOTA BB 57

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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 Dakota Class Battleship
    Keel Laid July 5 1939 - Launched June 7 1941

  1. USS SOUTH DAKOTA BB-57
    Commissioned March 20 1942 - Decommissioned January 31 1947

    Struck from Naval Register June 1 1962
    Sold October 25 1962 for scrap

 

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1    (1941-46)

 

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
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

Post Office Established April 15 1942 - Disestablished August 7 1946


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3z
(APR WED 15, 1942)

"FIRST DAY /
MAIL"

1942-04-15

JonBurdett southdakota bb57 19420415 pm.jpg
JonBurdett southdakota bb57 19420415.jpg

First Day Postal Service


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1946-04-18

GregCiesielski SouthDakota BB57 19460418r 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski SouthDakota BB57 19460418 1 Front.jpg

Add-on cachet by Roger A. Wentworth


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1946-12-25

GregCiesielski SouthDakota BB57 19461225r 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski SouthDakota BB57 19461225 1 Front.jpg

Merry Christmas, Add-on cachet by Roger A. Wentworth


 

Locy Type
2z

1945-04-16

JonBurdett southdakota bb57 19450416 pm.jpg
JonBurdett southdakota bb57 19450416.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-BTB)

"NAVY DAY /
1945"

1945-10-27

JonBurdett southdakota bb57 19451027r pm.jpg
JonBurdett southdakota bb57 19451027.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3z (BTB)

1942-12-21

JonBurdett southdakota bb57 19421221r pm.jpg
JonBurdett southdakota bb57 19421221.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
7rz*

1945-07-26

JonBurdett southdakota bb57 19450726 pm.jpg
JonBurdett southdakota bb57 19450726.jpg

Censored wartime (WWII) use


 

Locy Type
9vz

1943-10-23
to
1943-11-05

JonBurdett southdakota bb57 19431023 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett southdakota bb57 19431023.jpg

Mark from back of cover

 

Other Information

SOUTH DAKOTA earned 13 Battle Stars (WWII)

SOUTH DAKOTA BB-57 was at Tokyo Bay September 2 1945 for the Japanese surrender.

NAMESAKE - Named for The State of South Dakota

 


 

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