TOPEKA CLG 8

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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.

    Cleveland Class Light Gun Cruiser
    Keel Laid 21 April 1943 - Launched 19 August 1944

  1. USS TOPEKA CL-67
  2. Commissioned 23 December 1944 - Decommissioned 18 June 1949

  3. USS TOPEKA CLG-8
  4. Reclassified Guided Missile Cruiser (CLG) 23 May 1957, while in reserve
    Recommissioned 26 March 1960 - Decommissioned 5 June 1969

    Struck from Naval Register 1 September 1973
    Sold 20 March 1975 for scrap
Topeka CLG8 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Topeka CL-67 / CLG-8 Covers Page 1    (1944-1969)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link
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Postmark Image
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Cover Image

1st Commissioning 23 December 1944 to 18 June 1949

Light Cruiser CL-67


 

Locy Type 2(n)

Oct 27, 1945

1945-10-27

JonBurdett topeka cl67 19451027 pm.jpg
JonBurdett topeka cl67 19451027.jpg

Navy Day


 

Locy Type 2(n)

1947-01-01

GregCiesielski Topeka CL67 19470101 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Topeka CL67 19470101 1 Front.jpg

New Year's Day, cachet by Donald R. Graf


 

Locy Type
2tnu

1948-10-27

GregCiesielski Topeka CL67 19481027 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Topeka CL67 19481027 1 Front.jpg

Navy Day


 

Locy Type 2z

1945

JonBurdett topeka cl67 1945 pm.jpg
JonBurdett topeka cl67 1945.jpg

Official Business


 

Locy Type 2z

1945-01-01

GregCiesielski Topeka CL67 19450101 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Topeka CL67 19450101 1 Front.jpg

New Year's Day


 

Locy Type 9#

(Br. #15115)

1945-01-01

GregCiesielski Topeka CL67 19450101 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Topeka CL67 19450101 1 Front.jpg

New Year's Day


 

Locy Type Pz

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. T-24

1945-09-17

JonBurdett topeka cl67 19450917 pm.jpg
JonBurdett topeka cl67 19450917.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
LDPS 2tnu

1949-03-14

GregCiesielski Topeka CL67 19490314 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Topeka CL67 19490314 1 Front.jpg

Last Day of Postal Service. Add-on cachet by Wolfgang Hechler



2nd Commissioning 26 March 1960 to 5 June 1969

Guided Missile Cruiser CLG-8


 

Locy Type
FDPS 2t(nu)

1960-03-26

JonBurdett topeka clg8 19600326 pm.jpg
JonBurdett topeka clg8 19600326.jpg

First Day Postal Service


 

Locy Type
FDPS 9fu

1960-03-26

JonBurdett topeka clg8 19600326 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett topeka clg8 19600326.jpg

First Day Postal Service


 

Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)

1964-11-11

JonBurdett topeka clg8 19641111 pm.jpg
JonBurdett topeka clg8 19641111.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2t(nu)

1961-01-06

GregCiesielski Topeka CLG8 19610106 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Topeka CLG8 19610106 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u)

1966-06-02

JonBurdett topeka clg8 19660602 pm.jpg
JonBurdett topeka clg8 19660602.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9ef(n+u) (USS)

1966-06-02

JonBurdett topeka clg8 19660602 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett topeka clg8 19660602.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
LDPS 2(n+)

1969-02-20

JonBurdett topeka clg8 19690220 pm.jpg
JonBurdett topeka clg8 19690220.jpg

Last Day Postal Service


 

Locy Type
LDPS 9ef(n+u)

1969-02-20

JonBurdett topeka clg8 19690220 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett topeka clg8 19690220.jpg

Last Day Postal Service

 

Other Information

USS TOPEKA earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the China Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 2 Battle stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the World War II Occupation Medal w/ Asia Clasp, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal w/ 3 Campaign stars, the Republic Of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Ribbon, the Republic Of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation Medal, and the Republic Of Vietnam Campaign Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - The capital of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. Topeka is located in the northeastern section of the state.

Three ships of the US Navy have borne the name TOPEKA - USS Topeka IX-35/PG-35, USS Topeka CL-67/CLG-8 and USS Topeka SSN-754.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Frank J. Warren.

 


 

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