ZIRCON PY 16

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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.


    Patrol Yacht
    Keel Laid 1929 as the yacht NAKHODA
    Acquired by U.S. Navy December 9 1940 and converted for Naval use

  1. USS ZIRCON PY-16
    Commissioned March 25 1941 - Decommissioned May 10 1946

    Struck from Naval Register June 5 1946
    Turned over to Maritime Commission for disposal October 17 1946
    Sold April 24 1947 to The United New York Sandy Hook Pilot Association
    United New Jersey Pilot Association of New York, NY

  2. NEW YORK (Private Service)
    Renamed and converted to Pilot Boat 1951
    Sold 1973 to The Polymer Engineering Corp. of Houston, TX

    Fate unknown

 

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. Covers Page 1     (1941-43)

 

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

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


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BBT)

USS Herbert
DD-160

1941-03-25

GregCiesielski Herbert DD160 19410325 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Herbert DD160 19410325 1 Postmark.jpg

Commissioning, Cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson



 

Locy Type
FDPS 3

"FIRST DAY /
CANCELLATION"

1941-06-27

GregCiesielski Zircon PY16 19410627 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Zircon PY16 19410627 1 Front.jpg

First Day Postal Service


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BBT)

1941-07-24

GregCiesielski Zircon PY16 19410724 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Zircon PY16 19410724 1 Front.jpg

J. Robert Bund
Robert Stoner


 

Locy Type
3z (TTT)

"BUY WAR /
BONDS"

1943-08-03

JonBurdett zircon py16 19430803 pm.jpg
JonBurdett zircon py16 19430803.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9v

1941-08-30

JonBurdett zircon py16 19410830 pm.jpg
JonBurdett zircon py16 19410830.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9x

1941-08-30

GregCiesielski Zircon PY16 19410830 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Zircon PY16 19410830 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
7z
U. S. Naval/
Operating Base

1942-11-11

JohnGermann Zircon PY16 19421111 1 Front.jpg

Although the ship had postal facilities at the time, the cover was posted ashore.

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - A semi-precious gemstone derived from the mineral, zirconium silicate.

 


 

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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