TENNESSEE BB 43

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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.

    Tennessee Class Battleship
    Keel Laid May 14 1917 - Launched April 30 1919

  1. USS TENNESSEE BB-43
    Commissioned June 3 1920 - Decommissioned February 14 1947

    Struck from Naval Register March 1 1959
    Sold July 16 1959 and broken up for scrap

 

Naval Covers

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  1. Cover Page 1    (1921-46)

 

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

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


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1946-06-01

Bunter Tennessee BB 43 19460601 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Tennessee BB 43 19460601 1 front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (AC)

"SANTA /
BARBARA CAL"

1924-07-01

GregCiesielski Tennessee BB43 19240701 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Tennessee BB43 19240701 1 Front.jpg

Picture postcard of the Pantages Theater, Los Angeles, California


 

Locy Type
3 (B-BTT)

"GUANTANAMO /
BAY CUBA"

1934-05-23

GregCiesielski Tennessee BB43 19340523 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Tennessee BB43 19340523 2 Front.jpg

Visiting Cuba, cachet by R.L. Razzette


 

Locy Type
3 (B-BTT)

"MIDWAY IS /
REBEL SHIP"

1935-05-23

GregCiesielski Tennessee BB43 19350523 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Tennessee BB43 19350523 2 Front.jpg

Fleet Maneuvers, cachet by J.J. Mattes


 

Locy Type
3 (A-TBT)

1941-05-07

Tennpm.jpg
Tenn.jpg

Blue strike


 

Locy Type
3 (A-TBT)

1941-04-07

Bunter Tennessee BB 43 19410407 1 back.jpg
Bunter Tennessee BB 43 19410407 1 front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3b (AC-XOX)

"FORTRESS /
MONROE VA"

1921-04-11

JonBurdett tennessee bb43 19210411 pm.jpg
JonBurdett tennessee bb43 19210411.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3b (AC-XOX)

"SEATTLE /
WASHINGTON"

1921-07-20

GregCiesielski Tennessee BB43 19210720 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Tennessee BB43 19210720 1 Front.jpg

Picture postcard from Tacoma, WA
Bruce D. Liddellcollection


 

Locy Type
3z (BBT)

1943-11-12

JonBurdett tennessee bb43 19431112 pm.jpg
JonBurdett tennessee bb43 19431112.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
6

1924-12-18

GregCiesielski Tennessee BB43 19241218 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Tennessee BB43 19241218 1 Front.jpg

Addressed to RADM Hansford


 

Locy Type
6

1931-05-30

Bunter Tennessee BB 43 19310530 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Tennessee BB 43 19310530 1 front.jpg

Notes:


 

Locy Type
6 "At Sea"

1932-09-09

Bunter Tennessee BB 43 19320909 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Tennessee BB 43 19320909 1 front.jpg

Notes:


 

Locy Type
7

1936-11-11

Bunter Tennessee BB 43 19361111 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Tennessee BB 43 19361111 1 front.jpg

Notes:


 

Locy Type
7z

1943-07-26

JonBurdett tennessee bb43 19430726 pm.jpg
JonBurdett tennessee bb43 19430726.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9v

1927-08-17

Bunter Tennessee BB 43 19270817 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Tennessee BB 43 19270817 1 front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9vz

1943-09-25
to
1943-09-30

JonBurdett tennessee bb43 19430925 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett tennessee bb43 19430925.jpg

Mark from back of cover


 

Locy Type
Fake

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. T-38

1945-11-04

JonBurdett tennessee bb43 19451104 pm.jpg
JonBurdett tennessee bb43 19451104.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type P
(9efw "MOB" removed)

1945-09-13
to
1945-09-20

JonBurdett tennessee bb43 19450913 pm.jpg
JonBurdett tennessee bb43 19450913.jpg

Mark from back of cover

 

Other Information

TENNESSEE earned 10 Battle Stars (WWII)
* Pearl Harbor December 7 1941

Earned Navy Unit Commendation

NAMESAKE - Named for the State of Tennessee

 


 

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