TEXAS CGN 39

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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.

    Virginia Class Destroyer Leader
    Keel Laid 18 August 1973
    Reclassified Nuclear-Powered, Guided-Missile Cruiser (CGN) 30 June 1975
    Launched 9 August 1975

  1. USS TEXAS CGN-39
    Commissioned 10 September 1977 - Decommissioned 16 July 1993

    Stricken from Naval Register 10 November 1994
    Scrapped 20 October 2001
Texas CGN39 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Texas CGN-39 Covers Page 1     (1973-91)
  2. USS Texas CGN-39 Covers Page 2    (1992-2001)

 

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

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link
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Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image


 

Locy Type
FDPS 2-1(n)

1977-06-19

GregCiesielski Texas CGN39 19770619 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Texas CGN39 19770619 1 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service. Cachet by Richard Hoffner, sponsored by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type
FDC 2-1(n)

1977-09-10

GregCiesielski Texas CGN39 19770910 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Texas CGN39 19770910 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning. Cachet by the Nuclear Ships Chapter No. 61, USCS


 

Locy Type
2-1(n)
(USS)

1977-06-23

GregCiesielski Texas CGN39 19770623 6 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Texas CGN39 19770623 6 Front.jpg

First Sea Trials, Official Ships Cachet and signed by the CO.


 

Locy Type
2-1(n) (USS)

1979-02-12

GregCiesielski Texas CGN39 19790212 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Texas CGN39 19790212 1 Front.jpg

Sailor’s Mail with the Official Ship Cachet


 

Locy Type
2-1n

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. T-39

1992-12-25

GregCiesielski Texas CGN39 19921225 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Texas CGN39 19921225 2 Front.jpg

Cachet by Tom Armstrong


 

Locy Type
2-1n

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. T-39a

1985-09-19

GregCiesielski Texas CGN39 19850919 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Texas CGN39 19850919 1 Front.jpg

Day of Arrival - Overhaul Begins. Cover serviced by Tom Armstrong


 

Locy Type
9-1(nu) (USS)

1982-05-12

JonBurdett texas cgn39 19820512 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett texas cgn39 19820512.jpg

Port Visit. Port Everglades marking by George H. Wilson


 

Locy Type
9-1nu (USS,USN)

1991-11-11

GregCiesielski Texas CGN39 19911111 2 Postmark9.jpg
GregCiesielski Texas CGN39 19911111 1 Front.jpg

Notes:


 

Locy Type
LDC 2-1n

1993-07-16

GregCiesielski Texas CGN39 19930716 2 Postmarkldc9.jpg
GregCiesielski Texas CGN39 19930716 2 COStationary.jpg

Last Day in Commission


 

Locy Type
LDC 9-1nu

1993-07-16

GregCiesielski Texas CGN39 19930716 2 Postmarkldc-1.jpg
GregCiesielski Texas CGN39 19930716 2 COStationary.jpg

Last Day in Commission


USPS Postmarks


 

USPS Slogan
Machine Cancel

Newport News VA

1975-08-09

GregCiesielski Texas CGN39 19750809 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Texas CGN39 19750809 1 Front.jpg

Launching/Christening. Cacheted

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for The State of Texas.

USS Texas CGN-39 earned the Joint Meritorious Unit Award Ribbon, the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon (2 awards), the Navy Expeditionary Service Medal with 1 star, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal with on 1 star, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (6 awards) and the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait) during her Naval career.

There has been four ships of the US Navy that have borne the name TEXAS - USS Texas Battleship, USS Texas BB-35, USS Texas CGN-39 and USS Texas SSN-775.

There has been two ships of the Confederate Navy that have borne the name TEXAS - CSS Texas (1863 Raider) and CSS Texas (1865 Ironclad Ram).

The ships sponsor is Mrs. Betty Jane Briscoe, wife of the Governor of Texas, Dolph Briscoe, Jr. (1973 to 1979).

 


 

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