SPERRY AS 12

From NavalCoverMuseum
Jump to navigation Jump to search


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.

    Fulton Class Submarine Tender
    Keel Laid 1 February 1941 - Launched & Christened 17 December 1941

  1. USS SPERRY AS-12
    Commissioned 1 May 1942 - Decommissioned 30 September 1982

    Struck from Naval Register 30 September 1982
    Title transfer to Maritime Administration 23 May 1998
SPERRY AS12 1 Crest.jpg

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 Sperry AS-12 Covers Page 1    (1942-82)

 

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
---
Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link To
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Full Cover Image

Post Office Established May 11 1942 - Disestablished July 30 1982


 

Locy Type
2

1952-03-12

GregCiesielski Sperry AS12 19520312 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Sperry AS12 19520312 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1947-02-26

JonBurdett sperry as12 19470226r pm.jpg
JonBurdett sperry as12 19470226.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2(n+)

1965-12-23

JonBurdett sperry as12 19651223 pm.jpg
JonBurdett sperry as12 19651223.JPG

Note:


 

Locy Type
2r

1960-06-04

GregCiesielski Sperry AS12 19600604 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Caiman SS323 19600604 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by Alton (Budd) M. Arrington for USS Caiman SS-323


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u) (USS)

1977-06-20

GregCiesielski Sperry AS12 19770620 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Sperry AS12 19770620 1 Front.jpg

Collector's Request


 

Locy Type
2z

1945-07-14

JonBurdett sperry as12 19450714 pm.jpg
JonBurdett sperry as12 19450714.jpg

Censored wartime (WWII) use


 

Locy Type
2-1n+ (USS)

1980-10-14

JonBurdett sperry as12 19801014 pm.jpg
JonBurdett sperry as12 19801014.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3z (BTB)

1942-07-14

GregCiesielski Sperry AS12 19420714 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Sperry AS12 19420714 1 Front.jpg

Official Mail - MAILGRAM.


 

Locy Type
7t(n+u) (USS)

1968-11-16

GregCiesielski Sperry AS12 19681116 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Bashaw AGSS241 19681116 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by Alton (Budd) M. Arrington for USS Bashaw AGSS-241


 

Locy Type
9efu

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. S-57

1947-10-28

JonBurdett sperry as12 19471028 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett sperry as12 19471028.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9vz

1945-05-19

GregCiesielski Sperry AS12 19450519r 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Sperry AS12 19450519 1 Back.jpg

Registered, Official Business


 

Locy Type P

"U.S.S. SPERRY /
AS 12"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. S-57b

1946-07-02

GregCiesielski Sperry AS12 19460702 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Sperry AS12 19460702 1 Front.jpg

Add-on cachet by Neal J. Mills


 

Locy Type P

"U.S.S. SPERRY /
SUBRON THREE"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. S-57c

1946-01-07

JonBurdett sperry as12 19460107 pm.jpg
JonBurdett sperry as12 19460107.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
LDPS 2-1n+ (AM) Jul 30, 1982

1982-07-30

GregCiesielski Sperry AS12 19820730 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Sperry AS12 19820730 2 Front.jpg

Last Day of Postal Service, Official Ships cachet. Note from crewmember: "30 JUL 82 was the last day of postal service on board Sperry. Postal mediums (seal crimp, cancellation stampers, etc.) were transferred to the Naval archives."


 

Locy Type
LDPS 2-1n+ (PM) Jul 30, 1982

1982-07-30

GregCiesielski Sperry AS12 19820730 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Sperry AS12 19820730 1 Front.jpg

Last Day of Postal Service, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS

 

Other Information

USS SPERRY AS-12 earned the following awards during her Naval career - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon; Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (2 awards); American Campaign Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; World War II Victory Medal; National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 star and the Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.

NAMESAKE - Elmer Ambrose Sperry (October 12 1860 - June 12 1930)
Sperry developed the Sperry Gyroscope Compass first used by The Navy in the Battleship USS DELAWARE #28. His compasses and stabilizers were adopted by the United States Navy and used in both world wars, and his high-intensity arc lamp was adopted as well.

The ships sponsor is Mrs. Helen Sperry Lea, daughter of Elmer Ambrose Sperry.

 


 

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.

 


Copyright 2022 Naval Cover Museum