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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.

    Sturgeon Class Attack Submarine
    Keel Laid May 22 1970 - Launched June 10 1972

  1. USS TUNNY SSN-682
    Commissioned January 26 1974 - Decommissioned March 30 1998

    Struck from Naval Register March 30 1998
    Disposed of through NPSSRP October 27 1998

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 name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). 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. Covers Page 1     (1974-98)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. 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

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

No Postmarks Reported


Machine Cancel

Pascagoula, MS


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USCS Chapter 68 Commissioning Cachet


Locy Type





USPS 4-bar

Pascagoula MS


No Image

10th Anniversary. Cachet by Robert D. Rawlins, sponsored by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


Locy Type F



Decommissioning, cachet by Donald R. Wilson


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Any of several oceanic fishes resembling the mackerel. The tunny, which is found in all warm seas, can reach a length of 10 feet and weigh in excess of 1,000 pounds.



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.


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