VIRGINIA BB 13

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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 Battleship
    Keel Laid 21 May 1902 - Launched 6 April 1904

  1. USS VIRGINIA BB-13
    Commissioned 7 May 1906 - Decommissioned 13 August 1920

    Sunk as bombing target 5 September 1923
Virginia BB13 Postcard.jpg

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).

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  1. USS Virginia BB-13 Covers Page 1    (1909-17,2006)

 

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 To
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link To
Full Cover Image


 

Non-posted

N/A

JonBurdett virginia bb13.JPG

N/A

Picture postcard


 

Non-posted

N/A

JonBurdett virginia bb13-1.jpg
JonBurdett virginia bb13-1 back.jpg

Picture postcard "U.S. BATTLESHIP "VIRGINIA." 812 OFFICIERS AND MEN. / LENGTH 435 FEET. MAIN BATTERY 24 GUNS."




 

Locy Type 1

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. V-12

1909-12-11

GregCiesielski Virginia BB13 19091211 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Virginia BB13 19091211 1 Back.jpg

Picture postcard Charleston SC


 

Locy Type 1

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. V-12a

1911-05-13

GregCiesielski Virginia BB13 19110513 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Virginia BB13 19110513 1 Back.jpg

Picture postcard Soldier's Monument, Yorktown, VA


 

Locy Type
3 (BC)

"FORT MONROE /
VIRGINIA"

1914-03-21

GregCiesielski Virginia BB13 19140321 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Virginia BB13 19140321 1 Back.jpg

Real-Photo Picture postcard - Bullfight. "The last of a bull - showing dagger in his neck".


 

Locy Type
3(A)

1916-01-25

GregCiesielski Virginia BB13 19160125 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Virginia BB13 19160125 1 Back.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3b (A-XOO)

1917-08-30

JonBurdett virginia bb13 19170830 pm.jpg
JonBurdett virginia bb13 19170830.jpg

Censored, WWI use



USPS Pictorial Postmarks


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"100th
Anniversary Station"

South Boston, VA

2006-05-07

GregCiesielski Virginia BB13 20060507 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Virginia BB13 20060507 1 Front.jpg

100th Anniversary, cachet by Roger A. Wentworth


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"USS VIRGINIA Station"

Norfolk, VA

2006-05-07

GregCiesielski Virginia BB13 20080220 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Virginia BB13 20080220 1 Front.jpg

100th Anniversary on the Great White Fleet, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for The State of Virginia

Ten US Navy ships have borne the name VIRGINIA -
USS Virginia (28-gun sailing frigate 1776) - USS Virginia (14-gun revenue cutter 1797)
USS Virginia (74-gun ship of the line 1818 never launched) - USS Virginia (captured Spanish blockade runner 1863)
USS Virginia BB-13 - USS Virginia (WWI yacht SP-274) - USS Virginia (WWI motorboat SP-746)
USS Virginia (WWI two-masted auxiliary schooner SP-1965) - USS Virginia CGN-38 - USS Virginia SSN-774

 


 

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