TUSCALOOSA CA 37

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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.

    New Orleans Class Cruiser
    Keel Laid on September 3 1931 - Launched November 15 1933

  1. USS TUSCALOOSA CA-37
    Commissioned August 17 1934 - Decommissioned February 13 1946

    Struck from Naval Register March 1 1959
    Sold June 25 1959 for scrap

 

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1    (1934-45)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Date From
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Thumbnail Link To
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Cover Image

Post Office Established July 5 1934 - Disestablished April 1 1946


 

Locy Type
FDC 3 Aug 17, 1934

"FIRST DAY /
GREETINGS"

1934-08-17

GregCiesielski Tuscaloosa CA37 19340817 3 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Tuscaloosa CA37 19340817 3 Front.jpg

Commissioning. Cachet sponsored by the Tuscaloosa Chamber of Commerce.


 

Locy Type
FDC 3 Aug 17, 1934

"FIRST DAY /
GREETINGS"

1934-08-17

GregCiesielski Tuscaloosa CA37 19340817 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Tuscaloosa CA37 19340817 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning


 

Locy Type
FDC 3 Aug 17, 1934

"FIRST DAY /
GREETINGS"

1934-08-17

GregCiesielski Tuscaloosa CA37 19340817 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Tuscaloosa CA37 19340817 2 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter 4, USCS. Designed by Ralph Casner and backstamped with Decatur Chapter R/S.


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1945-12-29

GregCiesielski Tuscaloosa CA37 19451229 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Tuscaloosa CA37 19451229 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2z*

1945-11-13

JonBurdett tuscaloosa ca37 19451113 pm.jpg
JonBurdett tuscaloosa ca37 19451113.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (BC-BBT)

"NAVY'S /
GREETINGS"

1935-10-27

GregCiesielski Tuscaloosa CA37 19351027 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Tuscaloosa CA37 19351027 1 Front.jpg

Navy Day


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-BBB)

"VALLEJO /
CALIF"

1936-10-12

GregCiesielski Arctic AF 7 19361012 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Arctic AF 7 19361012 2 Front.jpg

Columbus Day
Note: Postmarks also for: USS Arctic AF-7 - USS San Francisco CA-38 - USS Smith DD-378 and backstamped from Vallejo, CA / Mare Island Branch


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-BBB)

"PORTLAND /
OREGON"

1937-07-18

GregCiesielski Tuscaloosa CA37 19370718 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Tuscaloosa CA37 19370718 1 Front.jpg

Fleet Week, cachet by Myron F. McCamley


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-TTB)

"VALPARAISO /
CHILE"

1939-05-22

JonBurdett tuscaloosa ca37 19390522 pm.jpg
JonBurdett tuscaloosa ca37 19390522.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BTT)

"CALLAO /
PERU"

1939-05-26

GregCiesielski Tuscaloosa CA37 19390526 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Tuscaloosa CA37 19390526 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BTT)

1940-02-01

GregCiesielski Alabama BB60 19400201 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Alabama BB60 19400201 1 Front.jpg

Keel Laying of USS Alabama BB-60


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BBT)

1940-06-13

GregCiesielski Tuscaloosa CA37 19400613 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Tuscaloosa CA37 19400613 1 Front.jpg

Launching cover for USS North Carolina BB-55. Cachet by M. Fay Muridge, sponsored Walter Czubay


 

Locy Type
3z (BBT)

1941-07-17

JonBurdett tuscaloosa ca37 19410717r pm.jpg
JonBurdett tuscaloosa ca37 19410717.JPG

Note:


 

Locy Type
3z (BTB)

"MERRY /
CHRISTMAS"

1942-12-17

GregCiesielski Tuscaloosa CA37 19421217 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Tuscaloosa CA37 19421217 1 Front.jpg

Censored Sailor's Mail


 

Locy Type
6fp(2)

1941-05-14

JonBurdett tuscaloosa ca37 19410514r pm.jpg
JonBurdett tuscaloosa ca37 19410514.JPG

Note:


 

Locy Type
9efu

1945-12-28

GregCiesielski Tuscaloosa CA37 19451228 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Tuscaloosa CA37 19451228 1 Front.jpg

Backside of the postcard with the Dec 29 1945 Type 2(n) postmark.


 

Locy Type
9v 1938

1941-07-23

JonBurdett wichita ca45 19410723 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett wichita ca45 19410723.jpg

Mark from back of USS WICHITA CA-45 cover


 

Locy Type
9v 1945

1945-12-28

GregCiesielski Tuscaloosa CA37 19451228 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Tuscaloosa CA37 19451228 1 Front.jpg

Backside of the postcard with the Dec 29 1945 Type 2(n) postmark.


 

Locy Type
9vz

1943-12-07
to
1943-12-09

JonBurdett tuscaloosa ca37 19431207 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett tuscaloosa ca37 19431207.jpg

Mark from back of cover


 

Locy Type F

"NAVY DAY /
OAKLAND CALIF /
OCT 27 1935"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. T-33a

1935-10-27

GregCiesielski Tuscaloosa CA37 19351027 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Tuscaloosa CA37 19351027 1 Front.jpg

Navy Day


 

Locy Type P
[3(A-BTT) with 2 wide bars]

1941-04-17

JonBurdett tuscaloosa ca37 19410417 pm.jpg
JonBurdett tuscaloosa ca37 19410417.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
Fake Nov 17, 1941

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-3a

1941-11-17

JonBurdett tuscaloosa ca37 19411117 pm.jpg
JonBurdett tuscaloosa ca37 19411117.jpg

Hobby Shop fake cancel

 

Other Information

TUSCALOOSA earned 7 Battle Stars for WWII service

NAMESAKE - Named for the city of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

 


 

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