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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.

    Lafayette Class Ballistic Missile Submarine
    Keel Laid 18 August 1962 - Launched 2 November 1963

    Commissioned 17 July 1964 - Decommissioned 12 June 1992

    Struck from Naval Register 12 June 1992
    Disposed of through the NPSSRP 29 March 1993

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 incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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. USS Ulysses S. Grant SSBN-631 Covers Page 1     (1964-87)



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
Killer Bar Text

Thumbnail Link
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link
Full Cover Image

No Postmarks Reported


Duplex Postmark

Groton, CT





"Port Everglades Sta."

Ft. Lauderdale, FL


Private marking for the Port Visit made by George H. Wilson


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Ulysses Simpson Grant (April 27 1822 - July 23 1885)
Grant was Commander of The Union Army during The Civil War and 18th President of The United States.

Three ships of the US Navy has been named in honor of President Grant - USS President Grant ID-3014, USS U.S. Grant AP-29 and USS Ulysses S. Grant SSBN-631.

Ships sponsor was Mrs. David W. Griffiths, the great-granddaughter of President Grant.



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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