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NAVAL SHIP COVERS
& US NAVY POSTAL HISTORY
(A - M SHIP NAMES)

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NAVAL POSTAL HISTORY & US NAVY SHIP COVERS
--PHILATELIC LITERATURE
MARINE DES USA / US-MARINE /
MARINHA DOS E.U. / MARINA DE LOS E.E.U.U.
See also Military ship postcards, US Navy post cards
& the extensive offering of covers from US ships
in Cuban waters, filed under Cuba covers.

LITERATURE. "USCS Log, Vol. 83, No. 4 April 1996 Whole No. 749" with its fascinating & classic article 'How Are Naval Covers Valued' that is well worth $9.00 !


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US NAVAL COVERS--A SHIP NAMES
Cachets & text in killer bars are always mentioned, if present.
Typically these covers have a return address
& one or more owner's or service provider's marks
on the back. Cancel color is black unless stated otherwise.
Alphabetization includes titles & first names if present.
For example, USS President Adams is filed under P, not A.
Another example: USS John Young is under J, not Y.
Other ships: B C D E F G-K L M N-R page S-T page & U-Z page.

USS ABBOT (DD-629). Clear APR 11 1951 handstamp franking 1-c Jefferson postal card to North Carolina, 'FIRST DAY OF POSTAL SERVICE' handstamped clearly on front, USCS member's blue-green handstamp on back. $2.50 nu

Cover_Naval Achernar1950-200_small.jpg US Navy cover available from Judnick.comUSS ACHERNAR (AKA-53). Light fancy violet ship's cachet ties 3-c Annapolis tercentenary stamp franking #6 cover from Honolulu (overlapping Honolulu Hawaii APR 5 1950 machine cancel in black) to North Carolina, neatly addressed, tiny edge ding at top, paper bends at top corner away from stamp, a little toning along the long edges. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 nch

Cover_Naval_Achushnet17DEC38-100.jpg (236753 bytes)USS ACUSHNET (AT-63). Clear DE 17 1938 hand cancel ties 3-c prexie franking $6 cover to Illinois, Portsmouth Navy Yard Virginia cachet for the occasion, neatly addressed, envelope glue show-through on back. $3.75 nv

USS ACUSHNET (AT-63). Fairly clear MAR 16 1939 hand cancel with N O B / NORFOLK VA in killer bars on 1-c Jefferson & 2-c prexie franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, never sealed, just a little envelope glue toning in left front area. $3.25 nv

USS ACUSHNET (AT-63). Clear OCT 9 1939 hand cancel with
N O B / NORFOLK'VA in killer bars on 1-c & 2-c prexies franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, never sealed, slight envelope glue show-through on back. Spelling of Norfolk unusual. $3.75 nv

Cover_Naval_Adirondack1949-200_small.jpg naval cover availabel from LotsOfCovers.comUSS ADIRONDACK (AGC 15). Clear OCT 27 1949 hand cancel ties 3-c Annapolis Tercentenary stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina, neatly addressed, never sealed. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 nc

USS ADIRONDACK (AGC 15). Clear MAY 29 1951 hand cancel ties 2-c prexie franking #6 cover to North Carolina, black 'FIRST DAY OF POSTAL SERVICE' at lower left (correct because recommissioned), neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.50 n

USS ADIRONDAK (AGC 15). Fairly clear APR 19 1954 hand cancel ties block of four 1 / 2-c prexies franking #6 cover to Illinois, nearly addressed, light browning of paper with age. $2.25 n

USS AEOLUS (ARC3). Somewhat light MAR 27 1967 hand cancel ties 5-c savings bonds stamp franking #6 cover to Wisconsin, fairly clear violet ship cachet at left with 'STRENGTH and FREEDOM' slogan under globe, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.25 n

  Cover_Naval_Affray1944-200_small.jpg Navy cover available from LotsOfStamps.com  Cover_Naval_Affray1944a-200_small.jpg Navy cover available from Judnick.com  USS AFFRAY (AMc-112). Clear U. S. POSTAL SERVICE AUG 16 1944 No. 3 cancel (close-up shown right) on V-mail envelope from Bob Hess to Miss Idella Kraby in Austin Minnesota, roughly opened. This coastal minesweeper had a brief career: it was put into active duty at Kodiak Alaska July 1 1942, where she patrolled till the end of WWII. Message is included (shown left). $6.00 na-g(k)


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USS AFFRAY (MSO-511). Corner card of its Commanding Officer at FPO NY 09501 on #6 cover to Ohio franked by 11-c Olympic skiing & two 1-c Jeffersons (the latter not cancelled but tied to cover by embossed colorless seal of the ship), neatly addressed. $2.00 n

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USS AGERHOLM (DD826). Fairly clear JUL 12 1949 hand cancel ties block of four 1 / 2-c prexies franking #6 cover to North Carolina, neatly addressed, small paper fold on back only. $2.25 n

USS AGERHOLM (DD826). Fairly clear 2 MAR 1950 hand cancel ties 3-c stamp-centenary stamp franking #6 cover to New York, generic but fancy black cachet of the American Naval Cancellation Society well struck at left, hand stamp on back urges recipient to join, corner near address creased twice. $2.50 n

USS AGERHOLM (DD826). Clear 10 APR 1951 hand cancel ties 2-c prexie franking #6 cover to North Carolina, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.50 n

USS AGERHOLM (DD826). Wanted to buy--other covers from the Agerholm, especially those from 1946 and later than 1975. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars.

USS AINSWORTH (DE-1090) fancy cachet in violet well struck on #6 cover franked with 10-c Lexington & Concord tied by generic hand cancel, neatly addressed to Ohio, never sealed. $1.25 n

Bold 12 MAY 1973 USS ALBERT DAVID (DE-1050) hand cancel ties 8-c printing press stamp with Mr. Zip tab franking #6 cover to Ohio, clear & attractive ship cachet in violet, neatly addressed, never sealed. 42.25 n(a)

Somewhat light 12 OCT 1973 USS ALBERT DAVID (DE-1050) hand cancel in violet on 8-c US postal worker stamp franking #6 cover from Port of Long Beach to Ohio, 5 different handstamps for cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.50 n(a)pc

Light 12 OCT 1973 USS ALBERT DAVID (DE-1050) hand cancel in violet on 8-c Lyndon B. Johnson stamp franking #6 cover from Port of Long Beach to Ohio, 5 different handstamps for cachet (2 of which tie the stamp), neatly addressed, never sealed, USPS machine cancel also present. $2.25 n(a)c

Clear 4 MAR 1974 USS ALBERT DAVID (DE-1050) hand cancel on 2-c Frank Lloyd Wright & 8-c flag over White House stamps franking #6 cover to Ohio, gorgeous violet ship's seal for cachet, USPS machine cancel also present, neatly addressed, never sealed. $1.75 n(a)

Clear OCT 13 1975 USS ALBERT DAVID FF 1050 hand cancel ties 10-c Lexington & Concord stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, neatly addressed, never sealed. $1.75 n(a)b

Somewhat light DEC 15 1977 USS ALBERT DAVID (FF-1050) hand cancel ties 13-cent July 4 1776 stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, first day of use for the large dark gray ship's cachet, violet double-ring cancel for the ship clearly struck in blank area, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.25 n(a)b

USS ALBERT W. GRANT (DD-649). Wanted to buy--postcards or covers mailed from this WWII destroyer. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c NEW / NEU / NUEVO

Cover_CubaUSSHip_USSAntares1933.jpg (179124 bytes)USS ANTARES. Guantanamo Bay Cuba, Dec 8 1933, 2-c Washington bicentenary & 1-c Century of Progress stamps clearly cancelled, black US Warships / in Cuban Waters cachet, violet "SEA-POST MAIL - To: KEY WEST Fla." straight-line marking. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan. $1.50 *

Cover_VirginISlands_USSArgonne_small.jpg (3220 bytes)25 FEB 1939 U.S.S. ARGONNE / FLAG SHIP BASE FORCE with sepia-tone THOMAS (Virgin Islands) in killer bars tying pair of 10-cent map airmail stamps to a large piece. Cover sold, but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 (vn)


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USS ARKANSAS. circa 1935 clear U. S. S. ARKANSAS cancel with GIBRALTAR in the killer bars ties US 3-c Maryland Tercentenary stamp (centered to the upper right) franking #6 cover to Washington DC, yellowish paper, no envelope glue show-through. Year date is not given in the cancel. $5.00 gn

/Cover_Naval_ArkansasCGN41-200_small.JPGARKANSAS (CGN 41). Clear Newport News VA JAN 17 1977 machine cancel ties 13-c stamp franking #6 envelope to New York, 2-color cachet for the keel laying of this nuclear powered guided missile cruiser, small address label, never sealed. $2.00 nv

SEP 9 1968 USS ARLINGTON (AGMR-2) FPO 96601 cancel on free #6 cover to Ohio, neatly opened. Vietnam item. $3.00 (vn)%

  ../images/Cover_Naval_USSArnoldJIsbell-200_small.JPG  USS ARNOLD J. ISBELL (DD 869) clear 2 SEP 1948 hand cancel ties 3-c US-Canada bridge stamp franking #6 cover to New York, large red cachet for V-J day, neatly addressed, never sealed, small bottom corner bend. $3.25 n

Cover_Naval_Assurance1JUN70-100.jpg (214543 bytes)USS ASSURANCE (MSO 521). Clear JUN 1 1970 USS CANISTEO (AO-99) hand cancel ties 6-c Christmas stamp franking #6 cover to New Jersey, fancy black cachet for the visit of the Assurance to Norfolk with its commanding officer's corner card showing FPO New York 09501. Nice. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 n(a)cv

AVALON (DSRV-2). Wanted to buy--covers from or pertaining to this ship. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c

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USS AYLWIN clear OCT 28 1935 cancel with NAVY DAY / CALIF in killer bars ties 1-1/2-c Harding franking cover to Connecticut, multicolor cachet for the launching of the USS CASSIN. $4.25 n(a)c

Also in stock--covers from the following ships: 
USS ARCADIA (AD 23), USS ASHLAND, USS ASPRO (SSN648),
USS ASTORIA, USS AUSTIN (LPD-4) & USS AVOCET.
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FIRST TIME? GET ACQUANTED INFO IS AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE!

US NAVY COVERS--B SHIP NAMES
Cachets & text in killer bars are always mentioned, if present.
Typically these covers have a return address
& one or more owner's or service provider's marks
on the back. Cancel color is black unless stated otherwise.
Alphabetization includes titles & first names if present.
For example, USS President Adams is filed under P, not A.
Another example: USS John Young is under J, not Y.
Other ships: A C D E F G-K L M N-R page S-T page & U-Z page.

Cover_Naval_BabbittOct10-35-100.jpg (285078 bytes)Destroyer USS BABBITT (DD-128) at US Naval Base Philadelphia OCT 10 1935, dark blue cachet for 50th anniversary of United States Naval Academy, yellowish stock, internal crease at right bottom misses everything. This was during her service with the Midshipmen's Coastal Cruise Detachment. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 nmm

Destroyer USS BABBITT (DD-128) at Portsmouth Virginia JAN 15 1937, 1-c Navy & 1 / 2-c Nathan Hale, green cachet for commissioning of USS DOWNES, tiny corner crease. $3.75 nv

USS BAGADUCE (tugboat) at Philadelphia Pennsylvania JUN 22 1938, multicolor recommissioning cachet. $4.00 np

USS BAGLEY (destroyer) at Norfolk Virginia JUN 12 1935, red-brown first day in commission cachet, some killer bar lettering indistinct. $3.75 n

USS BAGLEY at Norfolk Navy Yard JUN 12 1937, 3-c Susan B. Anthony, red-brown first day in commission cachet, light envelope glue show-through on back. $3.75. Same except less envelope glue show-through & 7 missing in cancel. $3.75 nv

USS BAGLEY at Norfolk Navy Yard JUN 7 1938, 3-c Washington Bicentennial stamp, green & blue keel laying cachet, light envelope glue show-through on back. $4.00 nv

Cover_CubaUSShip_USSBainbriidge1933.jpg (171461 bytes)USS BAINBRIDGE (DD-246). Havana Cuba, Sep 10 1933, first week being fully commissioned serving with the Special Service Squadron, pair of 1-c Century of Progress stamps tied, addressed to Guantanamo Bay (backstamped there 5 days later), violet US Warships / in Cuban Waters cachet, a quality cover with no envelope glue show-through. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan. $1.50

USS BAINBRIDGE (DD-246) at San Diego California FEB 9 1937, 3-c Susan B. Anthony, black cachet , commissioning, slight smudges on envelope, $3.75 nc

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USS BAINBRIDGE (DD-246) at San Diego California NOV 20 1937(unusual straight line date gives year for second time in the dial, close-up shown to conserve bandwidth), 3-c Washington, generic blue border on envelope. $4.00 nc

USS BAINBRIDGE (DD-246) NOV 20 1937, 3-c Constitution signing stamp, generic printed cachet with border, last day in commission, hint of envelope glue show-through on front. $4.00 n

USS BAINBRIDGE (DD-246) red-brown and black last day post office cachet, last day in commission, envelope glue show-through on back. $4.00 n

USS BARNEGAT at Puget Sound Navy Yard JUL 29 1941, 3-c Roger Williams stamp, raised blue first day of postal service / christened & commissioned cachet, envelope glue show-through on back. $4.00 nw

USS BARNETT. Wanted to buy--covers from this ship pre 1941. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c

Destroyer USS BARNEY (DD-149) NOV 9 1936, 2-c regular, green and black cachet for last day of postal service, heavy envelope glue show-through. This was just after her service with the 10th Training Squadron. $4.00 n%!


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Wanted to buy--covers from the USS BATES (APD-47). Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c

USS BAUER (DE-1025) at New York New York DEC 16 1957, 4-c 48 Star flag, extra New York, N. Y. USS Bauer handstamp(2T) in magenta, San Francisco overcancel, slight toning on envelope. $2.75 n*+

USS BEALE (DDE-471). Wanted to buy--covers from there, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

USS BELKNAP. DEC 3 1989 FPO USS Belknap CONFERENCE AT SEAR cancel on US 25-c space hologram envelope, large black & red pictorial cachet for the 'Malta Summit', unaddressed, #10 size, fresh appearance. $5.50 mnu

USS BELLE GROVE (LSD 2) MAY 14 1958, 3-c arrival of LaFayette stamp. $2.50 n


USS BENHAM (DD-397)

Destroyer USS BENHAM (DD-397) at Navy Yard New York FEB 7 1939, 3-c Jefferson, generic cachet-ship firing and blue envelope border, slight envelope glue show-through. $3.75 n

Destroyer USS BENHAM (DD-397) at Navy Yard New York FEB 13 1939, 3-c Jefferson, generic ship firing cachet, slight envelope glue show-through. $3.75 n

Destroyer USS BENHAM (DD-397) at Navy Yard New York FEB 21 1939, 1-c Washington & 2-c Adams, toned envelope front. $3.25 n

Destroyer USS BENHAM (DD-397) at Navy Yard New York MAR 13 1939, 3-c Jefferson. $3.50 n

Destroyer USS BENHAM (DD-397) at Navy Yard New York MAR 18 1939, 3-c Jefferson. $3.50 n

Destroyer USS BENHAM (DD-397) at Navy Yard New York MAR 28 1939, 3-c Washington. $3.50 n

Destroyer USS BENHAM (DD-397) at Washington D C April 19 1939, 3-c Golden Gate Expo. $3.50 n

Destroyer USS BENHAM (DD-397) at Washington D C April 19 1939, 3-c Golden Gate Expo, slight smudge on front. $3.50 n

Destroyer USS BENHAM (DD-397) at New York New York APR 30 1939, 3-c Golden Gate Expo. $3.50 n

Destroyer USS BENHAM (DD-397) at New York New York JUN 27 1939, no stamp. $2.50 n

After the initial cruise documented above,
the USS BEHNAM (DD-397) spent most of 1939 patrolling off Newfoundland.


Destroyer USS BENHAM (DD-796). Wanted to buy--covers mailed from that ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

Cover_Naval_USSBergall1973-200_small.JPGUSS BERGALL (SSN-667) at Groton Connecticut Jan 8 1973, 8-c Tom Sawyer-mail early tab, magenta ship's handstamped cachet, faint "dauber" mark on stamp because machine cancel missed it. Collector's penciled request for a return address in the upper left front ignored; it could be erased. $2.00 nc

USS BERGALL (SSN-667) at Groton Connecticut NOV 27 1970, 4-c McMahon, black ship's handstamped cachet, scraped 2-c Jeff stamp without cancel, blue toned except corners, label removed with stain remnant. $1.75 n


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Cover_China_1934USSBlackHawk.JPG (355485 bytes)JUL 4 1934 clear U.S.S. BLACK HAWK // ASIATIC / STATION / CHEFOO / CHINA cancel ties 3-c Washington stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, large dark-blue Uncle Sam 4th of July cachet with firecracker, USCS member's handstamp on back, paper browning lightly with age, faint corner crease, light wrinkling along left front edge. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 cn!

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USS BLUE. Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Nov 7, 1937. Constitution Sesquicentennial stamp. Some letters in killer very faint. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan. $1.50

USS BOISE. Wanted to buy--covers from that ship. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c

Almost complete (just over the upper edge) JAN 17 1957 USS BRADFORD hand cancel on 2-c FIPEX postal card, typed cachet for Fletcher-class destroyer (DD-545) launching, address erased but traces remain. $2.00 ne

Clear SEP 12 1931 USS BRAZOS hand cancel ties 2-c Red Cross stamp franking #6 envelope to Indiana, 2 hinge remnants on back, small spot of toning in the left front center, wavy paper, neatly addressed, stamp centered low, paper browning somewhat with age. $3.00 nr

Cover_Naval_Breckenridge1935-200_small.jpg destroyer cover available from Judnick.comSlightly doubled AUG 3 1935 USS BRECKINRIDGE (DD-148, later AG-112) hand cancel ties 1-1/2-c Harding stamp franking #6 cover to British Columbia, large brown & violet John Paul Jones Chapter No. 2 USCS cachet for Fleet Week, violet addressing noticeably doubled, never sealed, back cachet of the Universal Ship Cancellation Society is large & well struck. After its first recommissioning in 1930. $3.75 n

Light but complete USS BRECKINRIDGE JUL 25 1936 cancel with GUANTANMOA(sic) / CUBA in killer bars ties 1-1 / 2-c Harding to #6 cover to Ohio, cachet in black with 2 anchors (similar to the one shown below), label used for addressing, slight envelope glue show-through on back, browning of the paper. $7.00 cn

Cover_CubaUSShip_USSBreckinridge1936.jpg (173937 bytes)USS BRECKINRIDGE (DD-148). Guantanamo Cuba, Jul 30 1936, when assigned to Training Squadron 10, black Naval Reserve Cruise / Fourth Fleet Division cachet, franked by 1-1 / 2-c Harding, addressed to Ohio. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan. $1.50

Clear JUL 6 1937 USS BREESE hand cancel with SAN DIEGO / CALIF. in killer bars ties 1-c Jones/Barry & 2-c Washington stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, blue multiple-anchor border around front, neatly addressed, never sealed. $3.75 nc

Clear SEP 30 1937 USS BREESE hand cancel with SAN DIEGO / CALIF. in killer bars ties 3-c Texas stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, never sealed, envelope glue shows through both sides. $3.25 nc NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV


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July 28, 1939 BRIDGEPORT in killer bars of USS LEARY cover to Illinois, backstamped Bridgeport, some cancel ink through address area. $3.25

Mostly clear (1 numeral indistinct) USS BRONSTEIN (DE-1077) cancel ties 10-c retarded children stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, never sealed. $1.75 n(b)c NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Wanted to buy--covers from USS BRONSTEIN (FF1037). Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Crisp JUL 3 1939 USS BROOKLYN hand cancel with SAN FRAN - / CISCO CALIF in killer bars, ties pair of 1-1/2-c Martha Washington prexies franking #6 envelope to Illinois, neatly addressed, never sealed, envelope glue show-through both sides. (2 available) $3.25 each. nc

Crisp SEP 30 1939 USS BROOKLYN hand cancel with SECOND / ANNIVERSARY in killer bars ties 3-c Susan B. Anthony stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, never sealed, paper bends suggest ironing, a little envelope glue shows through both sides. $3.00 n

Bold FEB 12 1940 USS BROOKLYN hand cancel with WITH MALICE / TOWARD NONE in killer bars ties 1-1/2-c Martha Washington prexy franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, never sealed, envelope glue show-through to the front. $3.25 n

Well struck AUG 4 1935 USS BROOKS with SEATTLE / WASH in killer bars ties 1-1/2 Harding stamp franking #6 cover to Vancouver BC, multicolor USCS cachet for Fleet Week. $4.00 n(b)w& NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Clear APR 29 1937 USS BROOKS hand cancel ties 3-c Washington vertical coil franking #6 cover to Illinois, decorative blue multiple-anchor border, neatly addressed, never sealed, corner crease & a long bend at the bottom right front corner. $3.00 n

Bold red SEP 9 1938 USS BROOKS hand cancel with NAVY YARD / PHILA, PA. in killer bars ties 30c Connecticut stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, large dark blue generic firing-ship cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed, internal crease parallels left front edge (ironing may remedy). $3.50 np

JULY 4TH 1934 violet cachet commemorates Independence Day struck neatly on both sides of a 1932 Washington Bicentennial cacheted envelope franked with a 1-c Washington & a block of four 1/2-cent Washington stamps franking #6 cover to Altoona Pennsylvania, straight-line blue MARE ISLAND, CALIF. supplementary hand stamps tie the upper two 1/2-centers, but the gorgeous blue USS BROOME JULY 4th special cancel with A STRONG NAVY / A STRONG NATION in the killer bars ties them all. $6.00 n(b)wc

Sharp & fancy OCT. 12 1934 U.S.S. BROOME hand cancel ties Mount Rainier stamp franking #6 cover to Toledo Ohio, typed San Diego, California also ties stamp, anchor cachet in violet, neatly addressed, signature of J. M. Tyson in the corner card, never sealed. $4.00 n(b)mc NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Clear SEP 3 1937 USS BROOME hand cancel with SAN DIEGO / CALIF. in killer bars ties 30c Ordnance of 1787 stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, decorative blue multiple anchor border, neatly addressed, never sealed, clear SAN DIEGO machine cancel on back the next day. $3.75 nc

Clear OCT 13 1937 USS BROOME hand cancel with SAN DIEGO / CALIF. in the killer bars ties 3-c Texas stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, typed cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed, upper corner crease just misses stamp, envelope glue show-through both sides (front side lightly). $3.00 nc

Clear OCT 29 1937 USS BROOME hand cancel with SAN DIEGO / CALIF. in the killer bars ties 3-c Arkansas stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, large generic blue firing-ship cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed. $3.75 nc

USS BRYCE CANYON clear OCT 30 1950 cancel on 3-c Lincoln stamp, generic black ship cachet. $2.50 nl

USS BRYCE CANYON fairly clear NOV 5 1950 cancel on 3-c poultry industry stamp. $2.25 n

Bold OCT 11 1938 USS BROOKLYN hand cancel with BROOKLYN / NAVY YARD in the killer bars ties 3-c monument stamp franking #6 envelope to Illinois, large generic blue firing ship cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed, a little envelope glue show-through on the front side. $3.50 n(b)n

Almost complete (2 light letters) 19 JUN 1940 USS BROOKLYN hand cancel ties 3-c Pony Express stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, never sealed, envelope glue show-through both sides. $3.25 n

Clear USS BROOKS AU 4 1935 hand cancel with SEATTLE / WASH. in the killer bars ties 1-1/2¢ Harding franking #6 cover to Vancouver BC, multicolor USCS cachet for FLEET WEEK well struck, never sealed. This destroyer (DD-232) earned 6 battle stars during World War II as transport & minesweeper -- for example in landings on New Guinea & The Philippines. $4.00 n(b)wnp NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Clear USS BRUMBY (DE-1044) JUN 20 1967 hand cancel ties 10-pf German Dresden stamp franking #6 envelope at the Drucksache rate to Braunschweig, black cachet for KIELER WOCHE / 18.bi 25.6.1967, next day 12.-6.67 KIEL 1 hand cancel, wear at the edges of the 2 upper corners, neatly addressed, never sealed. This destroyer escort was later leased briefly as a frigate to the Pakistani Navy as the Harbah (1989 - 1994). $2.75 n(b)gp NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Covers_Naval_BryceCanyon1950-200_small.JPG Navy cover available from Judnick.com
Bold OCT 30 1950 U.S.S. BRYCE CANYON hand cancel ties 3-c Lincoln stamp franking #6 envelope to North Carolina, large black ship cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.75 nl

Clear APR 6 1938 USS KANE with NAVY YARD / PHILA. PENN. in killer bars ties 3-c Texas Centennial stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, multicolor cachet for the keel laying of the USS BUCK there, decorative multiple anchors border all around, never sealed. $4.00 n(k)n(b)p

Bold MAY 15 1940 USS BUCK hand cancel with FIRST DAY / PHILA. PA. in the killer bars ties 3-c Pony Express stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, never sealed, envelope glue shows through back side, small lower corner bend. $3.00 np

Bold MAY 15 1940 USS BUCK hand cancel with FIRST DAY / PHILA. PA. in the killer bars ties 1-c & 2-c prexies franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, never sealed, envelope glue shows through back side, small lower corner bend. $3.00 np

Bold JUN 3 1940 USS BUCK hand cancel with NAVY YARD / PHILA. PA. in killer bars ties 3-c Pony Express stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, never sealed, envelope glue show-through both sides. $3.25 np

Cover_Naval_USSBuck1957-200_small.JPG Naval cover available from Judnick.comBold NOV 26 1957 USS BUCK hand cancel ties 3-c US Coast & Geodetic Survey flag stamp franking #6 cover to California, large violet cachet honoring George Washington, yellowish paper, never sealed, small spot of toning at the edge under the address. $2.50 nwf

Clear NOV 25 1937 USS BUSHNELL hand cancel with U. S. FLEET / COM SUB... in the killer bars ties 3-c Constitution stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, never sealed, envelope glue show-through both sides (front side is very light). $3.25 n

Bold FEB 23 1938 USS BUSHNELL with NORFOLK / VIRGINIA in the killer bars ties 3-c Arkansas stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, large blue generic firing-ship cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed. $3.75 n

November 23, 1938 USS BUSHNELL cancel with PORTSMOUTH VIRGINIA in killer bars tying 3-c Northwest Territory stamp to #6 cover to Illinois, a little envelope glue show-through on back. $3.25


Clear DEC 14 1968 USS BUTTE (AE-27) hand cancel ties 6-c Don't Tread On Me flag stamp franking unaddressed commissioning cover with descriptive enclosure, large Quincy Division of General Dynamics cachet, Captain Wallace M. Riggs commanding. $3.00 n(b)f


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US NAVAL POSTAL HISTORY--C SHIP NAMES
Cachets & text in killer bars are always mentioned, if present.
Typically these covers have a return address
& one or more owner's or service provider's marks
on the back. Cancel color is black unless stated otherwise.
Alphabetization includes titles & first names if present.
For example, USS President Adams is filed under P, not A.
Another example: USS John Young is under J, not Y.
Other ships: A B D E F G-K L M N-R page S-T page & U-Z page.

USS CABOT (CVL 28). Wanted to buy--please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

USS CALIFORNIA (DLGN 36). Wanted to buy--please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

USS CALIFORNIA incomplete (due to scrape) SEP 29 1937 cancel on 3-c Susan B. Anthony, blue USCS cachet marks 102nd anniversary of death of Brigadier General Jose Figueroa who once was governor of California, lightly toned front, lightly toned back, as is. $1.75 n

Cover_Naval_USSCalifornia1975-200_small.jpg naval covers available from Judnick.comClear OCT 13 1975 USS CALIFORNIA (CGN036) hand cancel ties Maine Statehood & 4-c Lincoln stamps on an unaddressed #6 envelope;  attractive red, blue & gold cachet honoring the Navy's 200th birthday, additional double-ring violet ship handstamp ties the Lincoln stamp. $2.25 n(c)f

USS CALVERT (APA 32) clear AUG 26 1957 cancel on 3-c Liberty, violet patriotic cachet with anchor design, FIRST CLASS handstamp on front, violet The / IMPORTANCE / of the / NAVY / is / INCREASING handstamp on backflap. heavy toning along top back edge. $2.50 n

USS CALVERT clear NOV 15 1950 cancel on 3-c Minnesota Territory stamp, first day of postal service. $2.50 n

USS CALVERT clear NOV 15 1950 cancel on pair of 1-c Washington stamps, first day of postal service, USCS member cachet on back. $2.50 n

USS CAMP (DER 251). Wanted to buy--covers from this ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

Cover_Naval_USSYellowstone1979-200_small.jpg naval cover available from LotsOfCovers.comGompers Class Destroyer Tender USS CAPE COD (AD-43). Almost complete 27 JAN 1979 San Diego machine cancel ties 15-c flag 'home of the brave' stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, black cachet for its launching of the USS Yellowstone (AD-41) & the simultaneous keel laying of AD-43 (later named USS Cape Cod) at General Dynamics Nassco, small E6 & P7 routing marks on back. $2.25 n(y)n(t)c

USS CAPELIN (SS-289). Wanted to buy--mail from this submarine, especially if first day covers. Such material from other World War II subs--such as the CISCO (USS 290)--would also be welcome. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars. *c2 NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

USS CAPERTON fairly clear MAY 9 1951 cancel on pair of 1-c Roosevelt stamps, also canceled at Naval Base SC, first day of postal service, cancel overlaps a bit bothersome. $2.25 n

Cover_Naval_USSCarpellotti.jpg (197000 bytes)AUG 26 1948 clear USS CARPELLOTTI (APD 136) violet cancel on 3-c Harlan Fiske Stone stamp on unaddressed cover commemorating the life of this Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, cachet includes a photo of the honoree, envelope glue show-through. $5.00 ln

USS CARPELLOTTI (APD-136) clear DEC 28 1952 cancel on 3-c Frigate Constitution stamp. Took part in the first NATO amphibious operation 'Main Brace' that year. $2.50 n

Cover_Naval_USSCase1938-200_small.JPGClear JUN 7 1938 USS CASE (DD-370) hand cancel ties 3-cTexas centennial stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, brown generic firing ship cachet & multiple blue anchor border all around front, neatly addressed. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 n

Cover_Naval_Cassin1936-200.jpg US Navy covers available from LotsOfCovers.comClear AUG 21 1936 USS CASSIN cancel ties William Penn stamp franking #6 cover to New Jersey, large dark red cachet for First Day Postal Service, never sealed, a little glue-show through to the front, more so to the back. $3.75 n(c)

Fletcher Destroyer USS CASSIN YOUNG (DD-793) bold SEP 24 1951 cancel ties 3-c Washington capital centennial stamp franking #6 cover to California, tiny crease in one lower corner. In the period where she was returned to duty primarily in the Atlantic & Mediterranean. $2.25 n!

USS CATAMOUNT (LSD 17) clear Nov 18 1957 hand cancel ties 3-c La Fayette stamp franking #6 cover to California, neatly addressed, never sealed, top left corner creased, tiny corner crease at lower right, paper browning evenly with age. Ironing suggested. $2.50 n

Auxiliary Research Submarine USS CAVALLA (AGSS 244) at FPO New York, Groton Conn SUBMARINE BASE MAR 11 1965 cancel on 5-c Verrazano Narrows bridge stamp. $2.00 n%


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Cover_Naval_USSCayuga1976-200_small.JPGClear USS CAYUGA (LST-1) hand cancel ties 10-c Apollo Soyuz & 3-cParkman stamps franking #6 cover to Ohio, black ship's cachet well struck but with a small light red spot of toning on the arrowhead, small R8 routing mark on back, never sealed. $2.00 n

Cover_Naval_Chandler1937-200small.jpg naval covers available from LotsOfCovers.comUSS CHANDLER. Mostly clear AUG 4 1937 U. S. S. CHANDLER hand cancel with SAN DIEGO / CALIF. in the killer bars ties 1-c Jones - Barry & 2-c Washington stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, generic multiple blue anchor border & brown firing ship cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed. $3.75 n(c)c

USS CHARLES F. ADAMS (DDG-2). Light but complete JUL 11 1972 cancel on unaddressed 11-c airmail postal stationery (#6 cover) with long violet ship's cachet in lower left corner. $1.75 n(c)u

Destroyer USS CHARLES P. CECIL (DD-835). Wanted to buy--covers posted from this ship, especially decommissioning, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c

USNS CHATTAHOOCHEE (T-AOG82). Wanted to buy--covers from there, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

Cover_Naval_ChauvenetJan1975-200_small.jpgUSNS CHAUVENET (T-AGS 29). #6 envelope mailed FPO San Francisco 96601 to Ohio, clear Military Sealift Command cachet for the ship, 10-c Christmas stamp tied by somewhat indistinct U. S. NAVY / ...CEANO UNIT 4 hand cancel. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00

USS CHEHALIS (PG-94). Wanted to buy--covers from that ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

USS CHESTER. Wanted to buy--covers from that ship mailed in 1933. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c

USS CHESTER clear FEB 19 1937 hand cancel with SAN PEDRO / LONG BEACH in the killer bars ties 3-c Susan Anthony stamp franking $6 cover to Illinois, generic multiple anchor border & firing ship cachet, never sealed. $3.75 nc NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

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USS CHESTER clear MAR 7 1938 cancel ties 3-c Charlotte Amalie stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, generic multiple anchor border & firing ship cachet. $3.75 nc

Radar Picket Destroyer USS CHEVALIER (DDR 805) clear DEC 16 1949 cancel on 3-c Poe stamp. $2.50 na

  Cover_Naval_Chicago1973-200_small.jpg Navy cover available from LotsOfCovers.com  USS CHICAGO (CG-11). Clear AUG 7 1973 hand cancel on 8-c Harry S. Truman stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, large black ship's cachet clearly struck. $2.25 n(c)

Cover_Naval_Childs1933_small.jpg US naval cover available from Judnick.comClear DEC 25 1933 USS CHILDS (DD-241) hand cancel on 3-cent Washington's headquarters stamp franking #6 cover to New York, large well-struck purple cachet for the 150th Anniversary of Evacuation Day (sponsored by Richard A. Schultz of Beacon New York), never sealed. The last shot of the American Revolutionary War was fired that day as British troops sailed from Manhattan. $3.75 n(c)

Cover_Naval_ChildsJul1934-200small.jpg naval ship covers available from Judnick.comComplete violet JUL 4 1934 USS CHILDS hand cancel on 3-c Century of Progress stamp franking #6 envelope to Pennsylvania, large blue Richell cachet (sponsored by Capt. Wm. V. Miller, USCS 225), 2 long vertical bends through the center, hand stamp in on back in 2 colors (similar to illustration for next item) urges that a commemorative stamp honoring Old Ironsides be issued, never sealed, paper browning evenly with age. $4.25 n(c) NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

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Almost complete violet JUL 4 1934 USS CHILDS hand cancel on 1-1/2-c Harding stamp franking #6 envelope to New York, large red Richell cachet (sponsored by Capt. Wm. V. Miller, USCS 225, same as above item except for color), 2 long vertical bends through the center, hand stamp in 2 colors (close-up shown) on back urges that a commemorative stamp honoring Old Ironsides be issued. $4.00 n(c)
NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

  Cover_Naval_Childs1934-200_small.jpg naval covers available from LotsOfCovers.com  Clear blue JUL 22 1934 USS CHILDS (DD-241) hand cancel on 1-1/2-cent Harding stamp franking #6 envelope to New York, large black cachet commemorating the 314th anniversary of the Pilgrim sailing for America, envelope glue show-through to the front, still attractive. $3.75 n(c)

Cover_Naval_ChildsJun1938-200_small.jpgDestroyer USS CHILDS (DD-241). Mostly clear JUN 30 1938 hand cancel with NAVY YARD / ... in killer bars ties 3-c Sherman-Grant-Sheridan stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois. Cachet for its last day as a destroyer, and its conversion to a seaplane tender at Philadelphia. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 np

USS CHIPOLA (AO 63) clear MAR 20 1950 cancel on 3-c Washington & Lee University stamp, small but attractive generic blue cachet with ships matches stamp color. Was used to transport oil for the East to the West Coast during this period. $2.75 n*


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USS CHIPOLA (AO 63). Clear JAN 17 1973 hand cancel ties 8-c Santa Claus stamp (one perf creased) franking #6 envelope to Ohio,  neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.50 n*

USS CHLORIS clear AUG 13 1951 cancel on 2-c Adams, corner crease. $2.00 n%

USS CHUKAWAN (AO-100). Wanted to buy--covers from this ship, especially in the 1968-9 timeframe. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c

USS CIMARON bold 25 APR 1939 cancel on 3-c Golden Gate Expo stamp, faint envelope glue show-through. $3.00 n

Cover_Naval_Cimmaron1939-200small.jpg US Navy covers available from LotsOfCovers.comOil Tanker USS CIMMARON 7 JAN 1939 blue Philadelphia, PA. / U. S. NAVAL HOSPITAL hand cancel ties 3-c Jefferson prexie to #6 cover to Illinois, red & blue cachet honoring its launching. $3.75 np NEW / NEU / NUEVO

Cover_Naval_Cincinnati1977-200small.jpg naval covers available from Judnick PostcardsCINCINNATI (SSN 693). Metered JUN17'77 #6 cover from Newport News Virginia with 'SAFETY SENSE' slogan to Ohio, black & red cachet honoring the launch of the submarine on February 19th of that year, Newport News Shipbuilding / Tenneco logo on backflap, tape closed but neatly opened at the top. $2.00 n(c)v NEW / NEU / NUEVO

USS Cincinnati. . Wanted to buy--mail marking the decommissioning of this ship. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c

USS CISCO (SS-290). Wanted to buy--mail from this submarine. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars. *c

JAN 13 1932 clear blue USS CLAXTON (destroyer) cancel on plate number single 19986 2-c Washington franking #6 cover to Brilliant Ohio, New Orleans backstamp. Annotations about the ship at lower left corner of front & on backflap. $3.75 un

Light USS CLAXTON NOV 30 1933 with ... / OUR PART in killer bars ties 2-c Washington franking #6 cover to New York, blue-green & violet cachet THANKSGIVING DAY for U.S. Warships / in Cuban Waters, never sealed, internal crease (from paper clip?) misses everything, slight wrinkling of paper near top. Ship DD-140 was on patrol duty with the Special Service Squadron at the time. $5.00 cn

USS CLEVELAND barely legible JUL 25 1974 cancel on 10-c Raphael letter stamp, well struck small violet ship cachet & fairly clear violet double-ring cancel on back. Previous owner wrote ships name at top front center. $1.00 n

USS COCHRANE (DDG-21) clear MAR 21 1964 cancel on 4-c Louisiana stamp. $2.00 n%

USS COCHRANE (DDG-21) clear cancel on 8-c printing press stamp, violet ship's cachet clearly struck. $2.25 n%

Destroyer USS COGSWELL (DD-651) clear AUG 27 1953 cancel on 2-c Adams. Bound for the Panama Canal & duty off Korea at this time. $2.25 n

Destroyer USS COLAHAN (DD-658) clear NOV 1 1951 cancel on block of four 1 / 2-c Franklin stamps, first day of postal service. During her service with the 7th Fleet, conducting shore bombardment & fire support for US troops in Korea. $2.25 n%

USS COLE at Newport Rhode Island fairly clear NOV 19 1939 cancel on pair of 1-1 / 2-c Martha Washington stamps, envelope glue show-through on back. $3.25 n

USS COLLETT (DD-730) almost complete JUL 26 [1949 we're told] cancel on 3-c Annapolis Tercentenary stamp, light toning on backflap. She received 6 battles stars for World War II service, and later added another 6 during the Korean War. $2.50 n%

USS COMPASS ISLAND (AG-153) at FPO New York 09501, clear NOV 6 1973 cancel on plate number single of 8-c Saporro Olympics stamp, violet ship's cachet. $2.50 n

Cover_Naval_Compton4-49-120.jpg (340152 bytes)Destroyer USS COMPTON (DD-703) clear APR 13 1949 cancel ties 3-c Will Rogers stamp franking #6 cover, colorful patriotic cachet 'Our Pledge / ...Liberty and / Justice for All', no trace of addressing, envelope glue starts to show through the back, paper browning evenly with age. $3.75 np


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Destroyer USS COMPTON (DD-705) fairly clear NOV 27 1951 cancel on 2-c Adams stamp. Earlier service was with the United Nations Palestine Patrol; she was somewhere in the Mediterranean at the time of the cancel. $2.25 n

  Cover_CubaUSShip_USSConcord1939.jpg (185990 bytes)  USS CONCORD. Guantanamo Bay Cuba, clear Jan 22 1939 cancel ties pair of 1-1 / 2-c Harding stamps, attractive blue border & brown generic ship cachet, to Illinois, a quality envelope (no envelope glue show-through). Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan. $1.50

Destroyer USS CONE (DD 866) clear APR 26 1949 cancel on 3-c Lincoln stamp. This ship participated in the United Nations Palestine Patrol in the previous year, and returned to the Mediterranean at the time of the cancel. $2.75 n

Destroyer USS CONE (DD866) little blurry DEC 13 1949 cancel on 3-c GAR stamp. This ship participated in the United Nations Palestine Patrol in the previous year, and returned to the Mediterranean at the time of the cancel. $2.50 n

USS CONNOLE (DE-1056). Wanted to buy--please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

USS CONQUEST (MSO 488). Wanted to buy--covers from that ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

USS CONSTELLATION (CVA-64) mostly clear SEP ? 1972 cancel on two stamps, light strike of large ship's cachet in violet, address label removed neatly. $1.75 n


US FRIGATE CONSTITUTION
"OLD IRONSIDES"

Light but complete OCT 27 1932 cancel with WASHINGTON / D.C. in killer bars ties strip of three 1-c Washington Bicentennial stamps franking cacheted cover to Schenectady New York. Cachet in blue green shows ship in oval commemorating Navy Day & the George Washington Bicentennial. Neatly addressed. $4.25 nd

Clear OCT 27 1932 cancel with WASHINGTON / D.C. in killer bars ties 3-c Lincoln coil franking cacheted cover to Beckley West Virginia. 98% complete blue green cachet commemorating Navy Day & the George Washington Bicentennial. Neatly addressed. $3.75 nd

90% complete OCT 27 1932 cancel with WASHINGTON / D.C. in killer bars ties 3-c Washington franking cacheted cover to Mt. McGregor New York. Blue green cachet is a little light & almost centered on the front, so address overlaps it. $3.25 nd

92% complete OCT 27 1932 cancel with WASHINGTON / D.C. in killer bars ties 3-c Washington Bicentennial stamp to small cacheted cover to Stamford Connecticut. Blue green cachet placed sideways (because of size) & crisply struck. Neatly addressed. $3.50 nd

Clear OCT 27 1932 cancel with WASHINGTON / D.C. in killer bars ties 3-c William Penn stamp franking cacheted cover to Kent Ohio, reduced on left side through business corner card. Blue green cachet light but clear on back, but envelope glue show-through detracts. $1.50 nd

Clear MAY 31 1933 cancel with SEATTLE / WASHINGTON in killer bars ties 3-c Century of Progress stamp franking cacheted cover to Aspinwall Pennsylvania. Washington State Philatelic Society cachet in green starts "WELCOME! / TO SEATTLE / OLD IRONSIDES" over drawing of ship & mountain. Green handstamps of 2 officers of the Society decorate the back; also, there "FIRST DAY COVER" in black & a clear Seattle 3 machine cancel. $5.00 nw%

Cover_Naval_Consititution_Jul4-1933-100.jpg (325608 bytes)Clear JUL 4 1933 cancel with BREMERTON, / WASHINGTON in killer bars ties 2-c Washington Bicentennial franking cacheted cover to Oakland California. Blue cachet (struck a bit low) of the John Paul Jones Chapter #2 of USCS mentions Puget Sound Navy Yard in a ribbon around a trident. Light brown toning over the front edges & most of the back, some cancel ink in the address area. $3.00 nw-

75% complete NOV 2 1933 cancel with SAN PEDRO, / CALIF. in killer bars ties 1-c Washington Bicentennial added to  2-c Mount Vernon postal stationery with cachet to Mankato Kansas. Dark red BON VOYAGE cachet over drawing of ship & lighthouse. Neatly addressed, backstamped clearly at San Pedro. 1-c stamp has a tear that is hard to detect. $3.75 nc

Clear JAN 1 1934 cancel with SAN DIEGO, / CALIF. in killer bars ties pair of 1-c Century of Progress stamps franking cacheted cover to San Pedro California. Cachet is two lines of green text for New Years over violet line drawing of ship within oval. Large violet FORTY FIFTH ANNUAL / TOURNAMENT OF ROSES / PASADENA, CALIFORNIA cachet tied by Pasadena cancel. Neatly addressed, neatly opened. $5.00 nc

Clear FEB 12 1934 cancel with SAN DIEGO, / CALIF. in killer bars ties pair of 1-c Century of Progress stamps franking cacheted cover to San Pedro California. Cachet is dark blue line drawing of ship & small plane over 'OLD IRONSIDES' / LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY". Never sealed, neatly addressed. $4.00 nc

Clear JUN 21 1938 cancel with TACOMA, / WASHINGTON in killer bars ties III-c Century of Progress stamp franking cacheted cover to Contra Costa California. Blue-green cachet commemorates her visit to Tacoma, gateway to Rainier National Park. Odd address--either in dark yellow ink or an attempt has been made to chemically remove it. As is. $2.75 n

  Cover_Naval_Constitution_10-21-47_small.jpg (7304 bytes)  Crisp OCT 21 1947 cancel with BOSTON, MASS in killer bars ties place number 23711 block of 4 Constitution commemoratives franking cacheted cover to Indianapolis Indiana, Blue cachet for 150th / ANNIVERSARY / LAUNCHING OF THE / U.S.S. CONSTITUTION over drawing of the ship, never sealed. Quite attractive. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 nm

Cover_Naval_Constitution_1-22-48_small.jpg (5893 bytes)93% complete JAN 22 1948 CONSTITUTION OHIO cancel ties 3-c Constitution stamp to homemade cacheted cover to Dorchester Massachusetts. The multicolor cachet consists of a model of the ship within a glass case over a brief caption & an American flag sticker. Under the stamp is another sticker proclaiming PHILATELIC MAIL / PLEASE CANCEL LIGHTLY. Ink in the address area is spotty, as if hit by rain. Obviously unique. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 no

Clear 14 JUN 1972 Boston MA "U.S.S. CONSTITUTION / 175th ANNIVERSARY / 1797 - 1972 slogan cancel ties 8-c flag over White House coil to unaddressed cacheted cover. Multicolor cachet (mostly purple & black) shows the ship against the Boston skyline, small corner crease. (2 available) $2.00 each. n

Clear 14 JUN 1972 Boston MA "U.S.S. CONSTITUTION / 175th ANNIVERSARY / 1797 - 1972 slogan cancel ties 11-c National Parks Centennial stamp franking airmail unaddressed cover. Never sealed. $1.25 n

Clear 14 JUN 1972 Boston MA "U.S.S. CONSTITUTION / 175th ANNIVERSARY / 1797 - 1972 slogan cancel ties 8-c flag over White House coil stamp franking  unaddressed cover. Never sealed. $1.25 n

OCT 21 1976 clear Boston MA dial cancel ties 3-c Constitution & 10-c Continental Navy commemoratives franking unaddressed cacheted envelope, with explanatory insert. Black & gold cachet with art commemorates the launching on October 21, 1797. $1.25 n


USS CONWAY. Wanted to buy--covers from this ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

USS CONY (DDE- 508) clear FEB 5 1950 cancel on Gold Star Mothers stamp, which is tied. Neatly addressed. $2.50 n%

USS COOLBAUGH clear cancel on 3-c Mississippi Territory stamp, small generic blue cachet with ships, first day of use hand stamp crossed off (not 3 / 13). $2.00 n%

USS COOLBAUGH fairly clear MAR 31 1950 cancel on 3-c Army stamp. $2.25 n

USS CORAL SEA (aircraft carrier) clear OC 1 1951 cancel on 2-c Adams stamp. $2.00 n%

USS CORRY bold APR 22 1954 cancel on 3-c Annapolis Tercentenary stamp, also violet double-ring cancel clearly struck, large blue UNITED STATES DESTROYER MAIL with 2 mermaids, DD 817 appears to be added afterwards by recipient. $3.50 n%

USS CORSON almost complete MAR 19 1951 cancel on 2-c Adams, first day of postal service. $2.50 n

USS CROCKETT (PG-88). Wanted to buy--mail from this ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

USS CRONIN. Wanted to buy--mail from this ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!


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US NAVAL COVERS--D
Cachets & text in killer bars are always mentioned, if present.
Typically these covers have a return address
& one or more owner's or service provider's marks
on the back. Cancel color is black unless stated otherwise.
Alphabetization includes titles & first names if present.
For example, USS President Adams is filed under P, not A.
Another example: USS John Young is under J, not Y.
Other ships: A B C E F G-K L M N-R page S-T page & U-Z page.

Bold MAR 17 1973 USS DAHLGREN (DLG-12) hand cancel ties 8-c alligator stamp franking #6 cover, address label removed without a trace, paper bends at bottom corners, never sealed. $1.50 na

Bold MAR 1 1974 USS DALE (DLG-19) hand cancel struck at angle ties 8-c progress in electronics stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, clear fancy violet ships cachet well struck, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.25 n

Bold OCT 1 1951 USS DALY hand cancel ties 2-c Adams prexy franking #6 cover to North Carolina, clear straight-line 'FIRST DAY OF POSTAL SERVICE' serves as cachet, neatly addressed, small faint corner crease away from stamp, paper bend through left front suggests ironing. $2.75 n

Cover_Naval_Damato1950-200_small.jpg US Navy cover available from LotsOfCovers.comClear MAR 28 1950 USS DAMATO (DD 871) hand cancel ties 3-c Annapolis tercentenary stamp franking #6 cover to New York, small but attractive generic cachet shows 3 Navy ships, neatly addressed, never sealed, paper browning unevenly with age. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 nc

Cover_Naval_DamatoJuly1948-100.jpg (228033 bytes)Clear JUL 4 1948 USS DAMATO (DD 871) hand cancel ties 3-c honoring those who have served stamp franking #6 cover, address label removed without a trace, fancy red cachet for Independence Day surrounds small photo with Uncle Sam & text 'DEFEND YOUR COUNTRY', envelope glue shows through back only. Nice patriotic. $3.50 np

Fairly clear DEC 7 1950 USS DARBY hand cancel ties 3-c Supreme Court stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina, clear straight-line FIRST DAY OF POSTAL SERVICE' serves as cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.50 n

Bold MAR 23 1951 USS DASHIELL hand cancel ties 2-c Adams prexy franking #6 cover to North Carolina, neatly addressed, never sealed. To check--it is probably a first day! $2.50 n. Same, clear strike but just a little lighter. 2.25 n

Clear JAN 10 1073 USS DAVIS (DD-937) hand cancel ties 8-c family planning stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, their clear violet double-ring branch hand cancel serves as cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.00 n

Fairly clear 30 AUG 194? USS DEHAVEN (DD 727) cancel ties 3-c Tennessee anniversary stamp franking #6 cover to Michigan, cachet with black text gives details about the ship, never sealed, 2 minor edge crimps affect nothing important. The last digit of the year in the cancel is hard to read. $3.50 n*

USS DE LONG. Wanted to buy--mail from this ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

Cover_Naval_DenebolaAUG29-74.jpg (309330 bytes)Bold AUG 29 1974 USS DENEBOLA (AF-56) hand cancel ties 10-c Kentucky settlement stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, large fancy black ships cachet well struck, clear violet double-ring New York City branch cancel in the room that's left on front, neatly addressed, clear machine backstamp in transit in Ohio. A visual treat. $2.75 n(d)n

Almost complete DENNIS J. BUCKLEY (DD-808) MAR 31 1954 hand cancel ties 3¢ New York City tercentenary stamp franking #6 cover to New Jersey, informative large black R. Milling cachet commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Kanagawa Treaty (神奈川条約) ending a 200-year period of Japanese seclusion. $3.00 n(d)j-h NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV


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Clear U. S. S. DETROIT SEP 2 1945 TOKYO BAY cancel on 6-cent airmail postal stationery #6 envelope from there to Kansas, clear black circular initialed PASSED BY NAVAL CENSOR at lower left corner and well-struck violet TOKYO BAY cachet at bottom front center, neatly typed address & return address, tiny tears & minor wrinkling at bottom front center just into the violet cachet. Also included, an article clipped from the recipient's local newspaper alerting its readers to look out for such material. Although there were dozens of US ships in the bay for the surrender signing, the USS Detroit was one of only two ships there that had also been in Pearl Harbor when it was attacked.
$155.00 gets both the cover & the article. jn
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Wanted to buy--decommissioning covers for the USS DETROIT (AOE4). Please offer us some, priced in US dollars. *c

Bold DEC 14 1950 USS DEUEL hand cancel ties 3-c US Army stamp franking #6 cover, address label removed without a trace, dark violet ship cachet well struck. $2.75 n

Clear MAY 14 1967 USS DEWEY (DLG-14) hand cancel ties 5-c Finland independence stamp franking #6 cover to New Jersey, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.25 n

Clear DEC 24 1973 USS DEWEY (DLG-14) hand cancel ties 8-c Lyndon B. Johnson stamp with bottom selvedge franking #6 cover to Ohio, clear fancy ship crest cachet in violet is well struck, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.25 n

Clear JAN 14 1934 USS DICKERSON hand cancel with OUR NAVY / BE PREPARED in killer bars ties 2-c Washington bicentennial stamp franking #6 cover to New York, neatly addressed, never sealed. $3.50 n

Cover_Naval_DickersonOct27-34-200_small.JPGClear USS DICKERSON OCT 27 1934 hand cancel with NAVY DAY / N. N. Y. / VA in killer bars ties 1-1/2-c Harding stamp franking #6 cover to New York, large blue NAVY DAY cachet is well struck, envelope glue just starting to show through the front. long bend in the upper left front corner may iron out. $3.75 nvm

Cover_Naval_USSDixie1950-200_small.JPGClear USS DIXIE (AD 14) JUN 14 1950 hand cancel with N, ties 3-c The Doctor Stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina, patriotic 'A STRONG NAVY / A FREE PEOPLE' cachet in blue & red, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.75 npm


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Cover_Naval)DixonJun20-70-200_small.JPGClear JUN 20 1970 Quincy MA machine cancel ties 6-c flag over White House stamp franking christening cover for the USS DIXON (AS37), with explanatory insert, never sealed. Interesting & well struck cachet in yellow & black explains the naming to a Civil War sinking at Charleston South Carolina in 1864. $2.50 nm

Cover_USPlateNumberSingle_34046_small.jpg (4795 bytes)DEC 3 1973 USS DIXON (AS-37) cancel on PNS 34046 of 8-c printing press stamp, black cachet of US Navy DSRV-2 research / rescue / recovery Sub Dev Gru One, carried on dive 60 of 20 Nov 73 to 180 feet, attest of pilot C. J. McGinlay. $3.75 (nu(p))^

USS DOLPHIN (AGSS-555). Wanted to buy--covers from or pertaining to this ship. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c

USS DONALD B. BEARY (DE-1085) at New York New York Oct 13 1972, extra Beary registry cancel, 6-c Olympic cycling & 2-c Frank Lloyd Wright, black handstamped ships cachet. $2.50 n

USS DONALD B. BEARY (DE-1085) DEC 13 1973, 8-c Lyndon Johnson, ship's handstamped cachet. $2.25 n

Bold APR 6 1953 USS DONNER hand cancel ties 2-c Adams prexy franking #6 cover to Pennsylvania, neatly addressed, envelope glue show-through affects back only. $2.50 n

Clear violet 1932 APR 26 USS DORSEY hand cancel with MARE ISLAND / CALIF in killer bars ties 2-c Washington bicentennial stamp franking #6 cover to Missouri, neatly addressed, envelope glue show-through both sides, paper bends at both corners furthest from the stamp. $3.75 nc

Clear JUN 7 1953 violet double-ring USS DOYLE branch hand cancel on back of #6 cover franked by 3-c newspaper boys stamp tied to #6 cover by clear JUN 7 USS DOYLE hand cancel without year date, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.50 n

Clear blue JAN 14 1937 USS DUPONT hand cancel ties 3-c Susan B. Anthony stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, long crease that misses everything suggests ironing, small ding in bottom edge closes well, neatly addressed, never sealed. As is. $2.75 n

Clear FEB 28 1975 USS DURHAM (LKA-114) hand cancel ties 10-c retarded children stamp with top selvedge franking #10 cover to Ohio, large & attractive fancy ship cachet in violet, neatly addressed, never sealed, small US X7 routing marks twice on back. $2.25 nc

USS DYESS. 1957 K. N. M. Trondheim cachet, International Naval Review, Hampton Roads Virginia. USS Dyess cancel, #6 size cover. $4.50 (n(s)n(d))

Other "D" ships currently available: destroyer tender USS DECATUR, , USS DIXIE (AD 14), USS DOBBIN, USS DOWNES, USS DUNCAN (DD874). destroyer USS DUNLAP, USS DYES (DD 880) & several more. Please inquire!


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US NAVY COVERS & POSTAL HISTORY--E
Cachets & text in killer bars are always mentioned, if present.
Typically these covers have a return address
& one or more owner's or service provider's marks
on the back. Cancel color is black unless stated otherwise.
Alphabetization includes titles & first names if present.
For example, USS President Adams is filed under P, not A.
Another example: USS John Young is under J, not Y.
Other ships: A B C D F G-K L M N-R page S-T page & U-Z page.

Bold 20 DEC 1951 USS EATON hand cancel ties 3-c California statehood centennial stamp franking #6 cover to North Caroline, neatly addressed, never sealed, wrinkling at corner furthest from stamp suggests ironing. $2.25 nc

Clear 6 JUN 1975 US Postal Service VA 234 machine cancel ties 10-c crossed flags stamp franking #6 cover from the Commanding Officer of the USS EDENTON (ATS-1) with FPO 09501 in corner card to Ohio, neatly addressed, never sealed. $1.50 n

EDGAR ALLEN POE. Wanted to buy--covers from that ship, especially during World War II. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c

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Clear NOV 27 1947 USS EDISTO (AG 89) hand cancel ties 2-c Army & Navy stamp franking #6 cover to New York, large & attractive Thanksgiving Day cachet depicts a pilgrim man, neatly addressed, never sealed. $3.00 n

Clear NOV 14 1955 USS EDMONDS (DE-406) hand cancel ties 6-c airplane airmail stamp franking non-philatelic #6 airmail envelope from K. D. Turner RD3 on board to Ohio, neatly addressed, neatly opened, small paper bend at corner furthest from stamp. $2.25 n

USS ELDORADO (LCC-11). Wanted to buy--covers from that ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Clear MAY 3 1952 USS ELECTRA hand cancel ties 3-c Army at Brooklyn stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina, clear straight-line 'FIRST DAY OF POSTAL SERVICE' in corner card area, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.50 n

Clear 4 JUL 1952 USS ELECTRA hand cancel ties 2-c Adams prexy franking #6 cover to North Carolina, neatly addressed, never sealed, small faint corner crease affects nothing. $2.25 n

Mostly clear FEB 17 1939 USS ELLET hand cancel with 'FIRST DAY IN / COMMISSION in the killer bars ties 1-c Washington & 2-c Adams prexies franking #6 cover to Illinois, large blue Naval crest cachet, mostly clear Brooklyn New York 2 backstamp with savings bond slogan, neatly addressed, never sealed. $3.25 n!

Clear MAR 19 1932 USS ELLIS hand cancel ties 2-c Washington franking franking non-philatelic #6 cover from Harry H. Jones aboard to West Virginia, neatly addressed, neatly opened, small corner bend. $5.00 n

Cover_CubaUSShip_USSEllis1933.jpg (190131 bytes)USS ELLIS (DD-154). Antilla Cuba (the only time we have seen this in the killer bars), Sep 22 1933, tied 3-c NRA stamp franks to New York City, Blue-green US Warships / in Cuban Waters cachet. This ship was a destroyer that had previously searched for the ill-fated airship Akron & had carried president Roosevelt aboard. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan. $1.50 cn#

Bold FEB 4 1934 USS ELLIS hand cancel ties 1-1 / 2-c Harding stamp franking #6 cover to New York, neatly addressed. Penciled note on back reads in part '...Ellis just in from Cuba". $3.75 n

Bold violet 21 DEC 1939 USS ELLIS with SEASONS / GREETINGS in the killer bars ties a horizontal pair of 1-1 / 2-c Martha Washington stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, pertinent typed cachet for the destroyer, neatly addressed, never sealed. $3.50 n


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Clear JUN 17 1940 USS ELLIS hand cancel ties 3-c Pony Express stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, never sealed, slight envelope glue show-through both sides. $3.00 n

Somewhat light JAN 10 1975 USS EL PASO (LKA-117) hand cancel ties 10-c Kentucky settlement stamp with MAIL EARLY / IN THE DAY selvedge franking #6 cover to Ohio, neatly addressed, never sealed. $1.75

Bold UN 21 1964 USS ENGLAND (DLG-22) hand cancel ties 5-c John Kennedy stamp franking #6 cover to NJ, neatly addressed. $2.25 nk

Clear 2 SEP 1950 USS ENGLISH (DD 696) hand cancel ties 3-c Wisconsin centennial stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina, light generic Navy ships cachet in lower left front, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.75 n NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Bold APR 16 1951 USS ENOREE hand cancel ties 2-c Adams prexy franking #6 cover to North Carolina, clear straight-line 'FIRST DAY OF POSTAL SERVICE' serves as cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed, long bend at short edge furthest from stamp suggests ironing. $2.25 n

Cover_Naval_Enterprise1939Haiti-200_small.jpgClear MAR 17 1939 USS ENTERPRISE hand cancel with GONAIVES / HAITI in the killer bars ties 1-c Franklin & 2-c Washington (with tab) franking #6 envelope to Illinois, neatly addressed, never sealed. SALE I  PROGRESS hn

Bold APR 21 1963 USS ENTERPRISE (CVA(N)65) hand cancel ties 5-c Carolina Charter stamp franking #6 cover to New Jersey, neatly addressed, never sealed. $1.75 n

Clear APR 7 1971 USS ENTERPRISE (CVA(N)65) machine cancel ties 10-c stars airmail stamp franking non-philatelic #6 airmail envelope to New Mexico, corner card of Mr. D. R. Lyon CYN3 at FPO 966-1, neatly addressed. $1.75 n

Clear SEP 17 1972 USS ENTERPRISE (CVA(N)65) hand cancel ties 6-c Olympic cycling stamp but misses 2-c Frank Lloyd Wright stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, label for address, never sealed. $1.50 n

Clear AUG 7 1974 USS ENTERPRISE (CVA(N)65) hand cancel just misses 10-c Kentucky settlement stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, neatly addressed, small violet RI routing mark on back, never sealed. $1.50 n

Bold APR 22 1949 USS EPPERSON (DD719) hand cancel ties 3-c Iwo Jima stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina, violet straight-line 'FIRST DAY POSTAL SERVICE' in corner card area lined off incorrectly by pen, neatly addressed, never sealed. It really was their first day of postal service. As is. $1.00 n NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Bold APR 22 1949 USS EPPERSON (DD 719) hand cancel ties 3-c Lincoln quote stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina, violet straight-line 'FIRST DAY POSTAL SERVICE' in corner card area, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.75 nl NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Bold MAY 30 1949 USS EPPERSON (DD 719) hand cancel ties 3-c Minnesota Territorial centennial stamp franking #6 cover to Michigan, neatly addressed, never sealed, tiny corner crease at bottom. $2.50 nc

Clear MAY 30 1949 USS EPPERSON (DD 719) with 30 inverted hand cancel ties 2-c John Adams stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina, neatly addressed, never sealed. Comparing the cover listed above, we conclude this mistake may well have been unintentional. $4.00 n

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Almost complete MAR 27 1973 U S S EPPERSON (DD-719) hand cancel ties 8-c Independence printing press stamp franking #6 cover to Worthington Ohio, label addressing, never sealed, small partial fingerprint (probably the mail clerk) in cachet area, upper left front corner bend. $1.50 n(e) NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

US NAVY A.M. FEB 28 194? hand cancel on a #10 penalty envelope front from the USS EPPING FOREST c/o Fleet Post Office San Francisco on official business. Addressed to Officer in Charge, Ships Parts Control Center at Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania, 2 vertical creases. $0.50 n(e) NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Clear MAR 27 1951 USS EPPING FOREST hand cancel ties block of four 1 / 2-c Franklin prexies franking #6 cover to North Carolina, long crease near short edge away from stamps, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.25 n

Clear MAY 19 1951 USS ERBEN hand cancel ties block of four 1 / 2-c Franklin prexies franking #6 cover to North Carolina, violet straight-line 'FIRST DAY OF POSTAL SERVICE' in cachet area, neatly addressed, small crease in corner furthest from stamps. $2.00 n

Clear MAY 19 1951 USS ERBEN hand cancel ties 2-c Adams prexy franking #6 cover to North Carolina, violet straight-line 'FIRST DAY OF POSTAL SERVICE' in cachet area, long paper bend along short edge away from stamp, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.25 n

Somewhat light MAY 19 1951 USS ERBEN hand cancel ties 2-c Adams prexy franking #6 cover to North Carolina, violet straight-line 'FIRST DAY OF POSTAL SERVICE' in cachet area, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.25 n

Clear but a bit smudged KEARNY N. J. MAR 18 1940 machine cancel ties vertical pair of 1-1/2-c Martha Washington stamps franking #6 envelope to Joliet Illinois, large red cachet for the keel laying of the USS ERICSSON (DD-440) at the Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company there, neatly addressed, never sealed, envelope glue show-through on back. This destroyer received 3 battle stars for service in World War II. $3.25 n(e) NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Clear KEARNY N. J. NOV 23 1940 machine cancel ties 3-c Charles W. Eliot stamp franking #6 cover to Joliet Illinois, large red cachet for the launching of the USS ERICSSON (DD-440), neatly addressed, never sealed, envelope glue show-through on back. This destroyer received 3 battle stars for service in World War II. $3.50 n(e)f ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

Light APR 19 1941 USS ERICSSON hand cancel with FIRST DAY / P.O. SERV(ICE) with the last 3 letters missing in killer bars ties pair of 1-c Washington prexies franking #6 cover to Connecticut, neatly addressed, never sealed. This destroyer received 3 battle stars for service in World War II. $3.00 n

A little over-inked APR 19 1941 USS ERICSSON (DD-440) hand cancel with FIRST DAY / P. O. SERVICE in the killer bars ties 3-c Dr. Crawford W. Long stamp franking #6 cover to Meriden Connecticut, large blue & brown cachet recounts its history to that date, neatly addressed, never sealed, quality envelope with no glue show-through. $3.75 n(e)

Mostly clear APR 19 1941 USS ERICSSON (DD-440) hand cancel with FIRST DAY / P. O. SERVICE ties 1-c Franklin & 2-c Washington stamps franking #6 cover to Joliet Illinois, large blue & brown cachet recounts its history to that date, neatly addressed, never sealed, envelope glue show-through affects back more so than the front. $3.50 n(e) ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

   
Clear U. S. S. ERIE JUL 1 1936 hand cancel with FIRST DAY / COMMISSION in killer bars franks #6 cover to Saint Louis Missouri (numbered 01147), large clearly struck cachet from Moffett Chapter No. 6 of the USCS for the event, neatly addressed, never sealed, envelope glue show-through both sides (back more so than front). $3.50 n(e)
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Clear USS ERIE MAR 19 1937 hand cancel with NAVY YARD / BROOKLYN NY in the killer bars ties 3-c George Washington stamp franking #6 cover to Joliet Illinois, neatly addressed, generic brown ship with blue anchors cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed. $3.75 n(e)n ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

Clear AUG 10 1937 USS ERIE hand cancel with NEWPORT / R.I. in killer bars ties 3-c Ordnance of 1787 stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, typed cachet for the gunboat, neatly addressed, never sealed, slight envelope glue show=through on back only. $3.50 n*

USS ESCOLAR (SS-294). Wanted to buy--mail from this submarine. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars. *c

Complete U.S.S. ESSEX (CVS-9) MAY 28 1953 hand cancel ties 3-c engineering centennial stamp franking #6 envelope to Belmont North Carolina, double-ring violet NEW YORK, N. Y. / U.S.S. ESSEX BR. / MAY 28 1953 struck neatly in the cachet area, 2 small corner creases at bottom corner nearest the address. $2.75 n(e) NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Over-inked U S S ESSEX (CVS-9) hand cancel ties 5-c Great River Road stamp franking #6 envelope to Baltimore Maryland, neatly addressed, signs of sealing on back. $1.75 n(e) NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Light U. S. NAVY MAY 1 1973 machine cancel ties 8-c George Gershwin (Mr. Zip corner) stamp franking #6 cover to Worthington Ohio, corner card of the minesweeper USS ESTEEM (MSO 438) at FPO San Francisco 96601, label addressed, never sealed. Sailed in exercises with the Chinese Navy & the Royal Thai Navy. $1.75 n(e)m

Bold USS ESTES APR 7 1951 hand cancel at a slight tilt ties 2-c John Quincy Adams stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina, large green Nicholson cachet 'U. S. N. FIRST DAY CANCELS / RE-ESTABLISHED / * * * *' crossed off lightly in pencil (but erroneously) because a previous owner doubted the claim. The cachet claim was correct. As is. $2.00 n(e) NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Bold USS ESTES (AGC-12) AUG 18 1952 hand cancel ties 2-c John Adams stamp franking #6 cover to Bridgeport Connecticut, neatly typed address, never sealed, accompanied by brief newspaper clipping stating that their return from Korea to San Diego would carry Rear Admiral Carl F. Espe. While brief, the article fills in a blank for the ship history that is currently displayed at Wikipedia. $3.50 n(e) NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Light AUG 16 1962 USS ESSEX (CVS-9) hand cancel (a letter & numeral not showing) ties 4-c Project Mercury stamp franking unsealed #6 cover to New Jersey, typed address, quality envelope. $1.75 n(e)s

Bold AROUND THE WORLD / DESTROYER SQUADRON 32 / USS EUGENE A. GREENE (DD-711) JAN 12 1967 hand cancel ties 5-c Mary Cassatt stamp franking #6 cover to Baltimore Maryland, large & attractive blue-green ship's cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed. $3.00 n(e)a ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

Clear USS EVERSOLE (DD 789) OCT 18 1949 hand cancel ties 3-c Minnesota Territory stamp franking #6 envelope to Belmont North Carolina, neatly addressed, never sealed. Probably on patrol off Japan or China at the time. $2.75 n(e) NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Clear USS EVERSOLE (DD 789) NOV 28 1950 hand cancel ties 3-c GAR stamp franking #6 envelope to Belmont North Carolina, generic ship cachet in black, neatly addressed, 2 corners with small creases that would be inconspicuous after ironing. Probably on patrol off Japan or China at the time. $2.50 n(e) NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

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Clear U. S. S. EVERSOLE (DD 789) DEC 26 1950 hand cancel ties 1-c Washington prexy coil franking "MIRROR LAKE AND STEVENS HOUSE, LAKE PLACID, N. Y." postcard (with what appears to be library numbering on the view side) to F. M. Barringer in Troy New York, spotty toning on back, lower corner crease. $1.75 n(e)-n NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Slightly blurred U. S. S. EVERSOLE JAN 8 1958 hand cancel ties 30c Devils Tower National Monument stamp franking #6 cover to Montebello California, large George Washington cachet very lightly struck, never sealed, neatly written address. $2.25 n(e) NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

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US NAVAL POSTAL HISTORY & COVERS--F NAMES
Cachets & text in killer bars are always mentioned, if present.
Typically these covers have a return address
& one or more owner's or service provider's marks
on the back. Cancel color is black unless stated otherwise.
Alphabetization includes titles & first names if present.
For example, USS President Adams is filed under P, not A.
Another example: USS John Young is under J, not Y.
Other ships: A B C D E G-K L M N-R page S-T page & U-Z page.

Clear DEC 17 1937 USS FALCON hand cancel with NEW LONDON / CT in killer bards ties 3-c Constitution stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, never sealed, slight envelope glue show through on back. $3.25 n

Clear JAN 28 1938 USS FALCON hand cancel with NEW LONDON / CT. in killer bars ties 3-c Charlotte Amalie stamp franking brown #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, never sealed. $3.50 n

Clear AUG 25 1938 USS FANNING hand cancel with BROOKLYN / NEW YORK. in killer bars ties 1-c Washington / Greene & 2-c Jackson / Scott stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, never sealed, slight envelope glue show-through on back. $3.50 n(f)n

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Clear 10 MAY 1938 USS FANNING hand cancel ties 3-c Charter Oak stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, generic dark blue firing ship cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed. $3.50 n NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Clear DEC 17 1939 USS FANNING with SAN DIEGO / CALIF. in the killer bars ties vertical pair of 1-1 / 2-c Martha Washington stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, typed cachet for the destroyer, neatly addressed, $3.50 nc

Clear JAN 2 1940 USS FANNING with SAN DIEGO / CALIF in the killer bars ties 1-c Washington & 2-c Adams prexies to #6 cover to Illinois, typed cachet for the destroyer, neatly addressed, envelope glue show-through mostly on back. $3.25 nc

Somewhat light DEC 20 1938 USS FARRAGUT hand cancel with SAN DIEGO / CALIF. in killer bars ties 1-c Washington prexy & 2-c Washington stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, generic dark blue firing-ship cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed. $3.25 n

98% complete SEP 22 1939 USS FARRAGUT with SAN DIEGO / CALIFORNIA surrounding one killer bar ties 3-c Susan B. Anthony stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, never sealed, corner bends at bottom suggest ironing. Top of dial is just over the edge. $3.25 ncw

Cover_Naval_FechtelerMar1946-200_small.JPGCLEAR MAR 21 1946 USS FECHTELER (DD 870) hand cancel ties 3-c Coast Guard stamp franking #6 cover to Wisconsin, large green 'Keep It Second To None' & eagle cachet well struck, vertical paper bend & stress marks along the top. $3.25 n

Well-struck Fort Lauderdale FL 28 FEB 1977 machine cancel ties 13-c eagle with shield stamp franking # 6 cover to Ohio, commanding officer's return address, violet boxed PORT EVERGLADES well-struck beneath the stamp, well-struck violet WELCOME / U.S.S. FIDELITY  MSO-443 / OCEAN MINESWEEPER - (NONMAGNETIC) cachet in 3 lines at lower-left front, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.50 n%

Well-inked black USS FLASHER cachet on unaddressed Transpo 8-c postal stationery envelope cancelled 29 JUN 1972 in Hawaii. $1.50 ntu(p)

Cover_Naval_FletcherDec1949-200_small.JPGClear 6 DEC 1949 USS FLETCHER (DDE 445) hand cancel ties 3-c Smithsonian stamp franking #6 envelope to North Carolina, green RE-ESTABLISHED CACHET clearly struck, neatly addressed, never sealed, tiny bottom corner crease. Shortly after its recommissioning for antisubmarine warfare.$3.00 n(f)


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Bold 6 DEC 1949 USS FLETCHER (DDE445) hand cancel ties 3-c Minnesota Territory stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina, straight-line black FIRST DAY OF POSTAL SERVICE well struck in the return address area, neatly addressed, never sealed, bottom corner bend suggests ironing. Shortly after its recommissioning for antisubmarine warfare. $2.50 n(f)

Clear 8 DEC (month inverted) 1953 USS FLETCHER (DDE 445) hand cancel ties American Chemical Society stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina, neatly addressed, never sealed, small long yellowish spot on back. $2.75 n(f)c NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Clear MAR 28 1973 USS FLINT (AE-32) hand cancel ties 8-c flag over White House stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, neatly addressed, never sealed. $1.75 n(f)

FLOYD B. PARKS (DD-884). Wanted to buy--covers from that ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Well struck APR 30 1952 USS FLOYDS BAY (AVP 40) hand cancel ties 3-c American Chemical Society stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina, small spot of toning just above stamp, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.50 n

Clear JUL 4 1938 USS FLUSSER hand cancel ties 30c Charter Oak stamp franking #6 envelope to Illinois, large generic firing ship cachet in blue, neatly addressed, never sealed, quality envelope paper. SOLD RECENTLY n(f)

Cover_Naval_FlyingFish1946-200_small.jpg US Navy cover available from LotsOfCovers.comTwo partial (one almost complete) 27 OCT 1946 USS FLYING FISH violet hand cancels tie 1-c & 2-c Roosevelt stamps franking #10 envelope from the submarine to Ohio, blue ship's cachet for Navy Day 'VICTOR IN WAR / GUARDIAN IN PEACE', neatly addressed, neatly opened. $3.25 n(f)f

Light Groton CT machine cancel ties 6-c Daniel Webster stamp franking #6 cover from USS FLYING FISH SSN 673 (with their violet cachet, address label removed without a trace, never sealed. $2.25 nf

Almost complete OCT 1 1965 USS FORRESTAL hand cancel ties 5-c international cooperation stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, neatly addressed, never sealed, beginning of envelope glue show-though on the back. Tops of both S's in USS just off the envelope. $2.00 n

Mostly clear MAR 16 1971 USS FORRESTAL (CVA-59) machine cancel ties 10-c multiple star airmail stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, sent by David Slover to the University of New Mexico (non-philatelic), neatly addressed & neatly opened. $2.00 n(f)%

Cover_Naval_ForrestalMay4-72-200_small.JPG US Navy cover available from Judnick.comClear MAY 4 1972 USS FORRESTAL (CVA-59) hand cancel ties 8-c Eisenhower stamp franking #6 cover with ship's violet 'FIRST IN DEFENSE' cachet, address removed with only a faint trace, never sealed. $2.25 n NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Almost complete JAN 7 1973 USS FORRESTAL (CVA-59) hand cancel on 2-c Cape Hatteras & pair of 3-c US/Canada friendship stamps franking #6 cover to Ohio, neatly addressed, never sealed. $1.75 n(f)

Bold JUN 11 1973 USS FORRESTAL (CVA-59) hand cancel on 8-c Independence printing press stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, light but complete violet ship's 'FIRST IN DEFENSE' cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.25 n

Bold 13 OCT 1975 USS FORRESTAL (CVA-59) hand cancel on 10-c Peace on Earth Christmas stamp franking #6 cover to Orient Ohio, 'FIRST IN DEFENSE' ship's cachet in violet, cancel ink in the bottom front, receiving backstamp of DEC 17 1975 suggests chicanery. $2.25 nc


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Cover_Naval_ForrestBRoyal1946-200_small.JPG Naval cover available from Judnick.comBold NOV 19 1946 USS FORREST B. ROYAL (DD 872) hand cancel ties 3-c US Coast Guard stamp franking #6 cover, penciled addressing erased, orange cachet attributed to 'Eight Ball (NavHosp, Pearl Harbor), shows two older women walking by a 'Gob' who has whistled at them, several speckles of color on back probably cachet ink from other covers. $5.00 n(f)cw

Bold MAR 28 1949 USS FORREST ROYAL (DD 872) hand cancel ties 30c US Frigate Constitution stamp franking #6 envelope to North Carolina, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.75 n(f)

USS FORREST SHERMAN (DD-931). Two JUN 18 1975 hand cancels ties strip of two 1-c Jeffersons and 8-c Contributors to the Cause stamps franking #6 cover to Ohio, well-struck violet impression of their double-ring New York NY handstamp serves as cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.00 n

USS FORREST SHERMAN (DD 931) or USS FORREST SHERMAN (DDG-98). Wanted to buy--cacheted covers from these ships. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

Cover_Naval_FortFisherApril1972-100.jpg (258677 bytes)Clear APR 22 1972 Quincy MA machine cancel ties 8-c flag over White House stamp franking #6 cover with address label removed, large & very attractive 2-color cachet for the christening of the USS FORT FISHER (LSD 40), insert included with extensive information about the ship. $2.50 nm

Clear OCT 13 1973 USS FORT FISHER (LSD-40) hand cancel ties 8-c cardinal wildlife conservation stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, clear Navy Day 5-line cachet in return address area, clear violet "POSTED ABOARD / USS FOR FISHER LSD 40 / IN PORT / PORT OF LONG BEACH' at lower left front, green patriotic eagle & shield handstamp between address & stamp, violet USCS cachet well struck on the back. About as colorful as it gets. $3.00 nc

MIXone_293_small.jpg US naval cover available from LotsOfCovers.comClear OCT 13 1973 USS FORT FISHER (LSD-40) hand cancel ties 8-c rise of the spirit of independence stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, clear Navy Day 5-line cachet in return address area, clear violet "POSTED ABOARD / USS FOR FISHER LSD 40 / IN PORT / PORT OF LONG BEACH' at lower left front, violet patriotic eagle & shield handstamp between address & stamp, violet USCS cachet well struck on the back. About as colorful as it gets. $3.00 nc

USS FORTIFY (MSO-446). Wanted to buy--covers from that ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

Cover_Naval_FortSnelling_Apr1970-200_small.JPGClear 13 APR 1970 USS FORT SNELLING (LSD-30) hand cancel on 6-c Daniel Webster stamp with bottom tab franking #6 cover to Texas, black USS UTINA (ATF-163) return address, fancy well-struck cachet for the fleet tug UTINA at Norfolk, never sealed. $2.75 n(f)n(u)v


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A little light JUL 4 1976 USS FORT SNELLING (LSD-30) hand cancel ties 13-c Utah state flag stamp with 36789 plate number tab franking #6 cover to Ohio, large red-violet cachet for the International Naval Review over which is struck a black dial ÄLVSNABBEN / ÖRLOGSPOST mark from a Swedish ship, small green US R3 routing mark on back, neatly addressed. $3.00 n(f)s NEW / NY / NOUVEAU

Crisp JUN 14 1948 USS FOSS (DE 59) hand cancel ties 3-c Alfred E. Smith stamp franking #6 cover from the Buckley-class destroyer escort to New York, well-struck blue KEEP IT FLYING FLAG DAY cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed, paper browning evenly with age, ink from 2 old prices on back. $2.50 n(f)f

Doubled-up JUL 4 1949 USS FOSS (DE 59) hand cancel ties 3-c Washington and Lee University stamp franking #6 cover from the Buckley-class destroyer escort to North Carolina, 3 small but dark marks at the bottom front edge, neatly addressed, never sealed, quality paper. Later served off Korea when she was reassigned to the Pacific Fleet. $2.00 n(f)

Cover_Naval_FoxNov11-33-200_small.JPGClear violet NOV 11 1933 U.S.S. FOX hand cancel with ARMISTICE / DAY N. R. A. in the killer bars ties 2-c Washington franking #6 cover to New York, large somewhat overinked violet cachet commemorating the signing of the Armistice in 1918. Sold but still available for philatelic study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 na

Clear MAR 9 1938 USS FOX hand cancel ties 3-c Charlotte Amalie stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, generic but attractive blue anchors border all around & brown ship cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed. $3.50 na

Clear JUN 10 1938 USS FOX hand cancel ties 3-c Texas centennial stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, generic but attractive blue anchors border all around & brown ship cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed, lower right corner multiply creased (ironing suggested). $3.00 na

Cover_Naval_FoxJUN14-33-200_small.JPG US Navy cover available from LotsOfCovers.comDoubled-up but readable JUN 14 1938 USS FOX hand cancel ties 3-c Washington vertical coil franking #6 cover to Illinois, multicolor hand-tinted cachet for the keel laying of the USS WASHINGTON (BB56) incorporates a map of Washington State, neatly addressed, never sealed, a little envelope glue show-through on back. The keel laying occurred at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. $4.00 n(w)n(f)p

Bold JUN 21 1938 USS FOX hand cancel ties 1-c Washington / Greene & 2-c Jackson / Scott stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, 2 light creases in lower right front corner suggest ironing, slight envelope glue show-through on back. $3.00 na

Clear JUL 14 1938 USS FOX with PHILA, PA. / NAVY YARD in killer bars hand cancel ties 1-c Washington prexy & 2-Washington red stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, generic brown firing ship cachet, decorative multiple-anchor border, neatly addressed, never sealed, quality paper, 2 bends at upper left front corner suggest ironing. $3.75 n(f)p NEW / NY / NOUVEAU

Clear SEP 16 1938 USS FOX with PHILA, PA. / NAVY YARD in killer bars ties 3-c Virgin Islands stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, LAST DAY IN COMMISSION supplementary hand cancel also ties stamp, gorgeous yellow & black ship cachet for LAST DAY POST OFFICE, tiny corner bend affects nothing, neatly addressed, never sealed, some envelope glue show-through on back. $4.00 n(f)p

Cover_Naval_FoxSep16-38-200_small.JPG US Naval cover available from Judnick.comClear SEP 16 1938 USS FOX with PHILA, PA. / NAVY YARD in killer bars ties 3-c Virgin Islands stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, LAST DAY IN COMMISSION supplementary hand cancel above & into stamp, decorative multiple-anchor border around large blue pictorial DECOMMISSIONED WITH A VIEW FOR / RECOMMISSIONING CACHET, neatly addressed, never sealed. $4.50 n(f)p NEW / NY / NOUVEAU


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Almost all clear SEP 16 1938 USS FOX with PHILA, PA. / NAVY YARD in killer bars ties 3-c Virgin Islands stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, LAST DAY IN COMMISSION supplementary hand cancel above stamp, decorative multiple-anchor border around generic brown firing ship cachet with light toning near the ship, neatly addressed, never sealed. $4.00 n(f)p

Light SEP 16 1938 USS FOX with PHILA, PA. / NAVY YARD in killer bars ties 3-c Texas Centennial stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, LAST DAY IN COMMISSION supplementary hand cancel ties stamp, decorative multiple-anchor border around generic brown firing ship cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed. $4.50 n(f)p

  Cover_Naval_FoxJun2-72-200_small.JPG Navy cover available from LotsOfCovers.com  Bold JUN 2 1972 USS FOX (DLG-33) hand cancel on 8-c TRANSPO postal stationery, clear violet double-ring USS FOX (DLG-33) BR also on the front, large slightly light violet FIRST IN THE PACIFIC ship cachet, FPO 96601 return address, undetectable addressing. Undoubtedly serving in Vietnamese waters at the time. $3.50 nvtu NEW / NY / NOUVEAU

  Cover_Naval_FoxFeb5-74-200_small.JPG Navy cover available from LotsOfCovers.com  Clear FEB 5 1974 USS FOX (DLG-33) hand cancel ties 8-c electronics stamp (with MAIL EARLY IN THE DAY tab) franking #6 cover from the guided missile frigate to Ohio, supplementary violet double-ring USS FOX (DLG-33) BR. cancel next to the neat address, well-struck violet ship cachet FIRST IN THE PACIFIC, FPO 96601 return address, never sealed. Undoubtedly serving in Vietnamese waters at the time. $3.50 nv

Bold OCT 13 1974 USS FOX (DLG-33) hand cancel ties 10-c rural American stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, large 5-line red cachet for Navy Day, unexplained violet numeral 3 in lower left front corner, 2 small corner bends affect nothing. $1.75 n(f) NEW / NY / NOUVEAU

Clear FEB 11 1975 USS FOX (DLG-33) hand cancel ties 10-c retarded children stamp franking #6 envelope to Ohio, neatly addressed, never sealed, small violet H9 routing mark on back. $1.75 n(f)c

  Cover_Naval_FoxJun1981-200_small.JPG  Well struck 14 JUN 1981  USS FOX CG33 hand cancel ties 2-c Jefferson and 13-c Hopi pottery stamps (3-c ballot box stamp also cancelled) franking #6 cover with large blue National Flag Day cachet. address label removed without a trace, never sealed, attractive USS Oregon Chapter 79 handstamps on the back. $2.25 nf

  Cover_USPlateNumberSingle_36314_small.jpg (4752 bytes)  28 FEB 1976 Fort Lauderdale FL 333 cancel on PNS 36314 of 13-c eagle & shield stamp, from Commanding Officer of USS FRANCIS SCOTT KEY (SSBN-657) with blue ship's cachet & PORT EVERGLADES cachet well struck, $2.50 un(f)f

Almost complete APR 15 1974 USS FREDERICK (LST-1184) hand cancel ties 10-c crossed flags stamp franking #6 envelope to Ohio, neatly addressed, never sealed. $1.75 n(f) NEW / NY / NOUVEAU


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Almost complete MAY 23 1975 USS FREDERICK (LST-1184) hand cancel ties 10-c collective bargaining stamp franking #6 envelope to Ohio, violet double-ring ship branch cancel in the return address area, neatly addressed, never sealed, small violet H2 & H8 routing marks on back. $2.00 n(f)l

Wanted to buy--covers or other memorabilia from the USS FREDERICK C. DAVIS (DE-136). Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c2

Wanted to buy--interesting covers from the USS FREMONT (APA 44) so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c

Cut square with clear NOV 29 1948 USS FRESNO (CL 121) hand cancel on 5-c airmail stamp. $0.50 n(f)

Clear MAR 31 1949 USS FRESNO (CL 121) ties 3-c Minnesota Territory stamp franking unaddressed #6 cover, old price penned off the backflap. $2.00 n(f)

Clear APR 1 1949 USS FRESNO (CL 121) hand cancel ties 3-c Lincoln's Gettysburg address stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.75 nl

Cover_Naval_Fresno4-29-49-200_small.JPG US Navy cover available from Judnick.comClear APR 29 1949 USS FRESNO (CL 121) hand cancel ties 3-c Lincoln's Gettysburg address stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina, neatly addressed with light typing, never sealed, black straight-line 'LAST DAY OF POSTAL SERVICE' in return address area. Also the day she was decommissioned. $3.00 nl. Same, but large ship's cachet replacing the straight-line marking. Shown. $3.00 nl

Mostly clear DEC 15 1972 USS FRESNO (LST01192) hand cancel ties 8-C CARE stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, well-struck violet double-ring ship's branch marking serves as a cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed. $1.75 n(f)

Mostly clear APR 9 1974 USS FRESNO (LST-1192) hand cancel ties 10-c crossed flags stamp franking #6 cover from the Newport class tank landing ship to Ohio, neatly addressed, never sealed, quite a bit of stray ink on back as well as two small violet V6 & V4 routing marks. $1.50 n(f)

Mostly clear DEC 14 1950? hand cancel ties 3-c California Centennial stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina, neatly addressed, never sealer, a bit of wear to the bottom corners, upper left front corner bend. $1.75 n

Clear AUG 7 1952 USS FRYBARGER hand cancel ties 2-c Adams prexy franking #6 cover to North Carolina, neatly addressed, never sealed. Was in the coastal waters of Japan at this time. $2.50 nj%

Bold APR 9 1957 USS FULTON hand cancel ties 3-c Labor Day stamp franking #6 cover to California, violet cachet shows Thomas Jefferson, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.75 n(f)l

Somewhat light JAN 2 1973 USS FULTON (AS 11) hand cancel ties 8-c LOVE stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, large violet USS HADDO (SSN 604) cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed, small spot of light toning in upper left front corner. $2.25 n(f)n(h)

  Cover_Naval_FultonFeb1973-200_small.jpg submarine tender cover available from LotsOfCovers.com  Well struck FEB 27 1973 USS FULTON (AS 11) hand cancel ties 8-c cardinal conservation stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, large violet USS JACK (SSN 605)cachet in the form of a playing card. $3.00 n(f)n(j)b


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Cover_Naval_Fulton1973-200_small.jpg Navy cover available from LotsOfCovers.comClear JUL 4 1973 USS FULTON (AS 11) hand cancel ties 8-c spirit of independence stamp frank #6 cover to Ohio, large & attractive purple cachet for the July 4th shows Statue of Liberty in silhouette (from the Farragut Chapter No. 3 of USCS), neatly addressed, never sealed. During the first deployment of this WWII submarine tender to the Mediterranean. $3.00 n(f)

Clear SEP 11 1973 submarine tender USS FULTON (AS-11) hand cancel ties 8-c Boston tea party stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, large but somewhat light ship's cachet, neatly addressed, never opened. $2.00 n

Almost complete APR 5 1974 USS FULTON (AS 11) hand cancel ties 10-c crossed flags stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, large ship's cachet in violet is well struck, supplementary violet double-ring branch cancel is clearly struck on front. The Fulton was a submarine tender. $2.75 n(f)

Somewhat light MAY 6 1974 USS FULTON (AS 11) hand cancel ties 10-c Jefferson Memorial stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, corner card of the Commanding Officer on the USS SUNBIRD (ASR-15) at FPO New York 09501, neatly addressed, never sealed, long crease affects back paper only. $1.25 n(f)n(s)

Bold JUN 9 1975 USS FULTON (AS 11) hand cancel ties pair ot 1-c Jefferson & 8-c Sybil Ludington stamps franking #6 cover to Ohio, large crisply-struck ship's cachet for the submarine tender. $2.25 n(f)

Clear 15 FEB 1975 US Postal Service WA 983 machine cancel ties 10-c UPU stamp with mail early in the day tab franking #6 cover to Ohio; corner card of the Master of the resupply ship USNS FURMAN T-AK(FBM)280 at FPO San Francisco 96601 over his colorless seal. D on red circle postal marking completes an unusual cover. $2.75 n(f)

Clear FEB 14 (no year) USS FURSE (DD-882) hand cancel ties 3-c Utah Centennial stamp franking #6 cover to New York, large ANCS sailor cachet (signed art), light toning both sides due to envelope glue. This is a Gearing class destroyer. $2.75 n(f)

Cover_Naval_Furse1970-200_small.jpg destroyer cover available from Judnick.comClear FEB 1 1970 USS FURSE (DD-882) hand cancel ties 6-c Harnett painting stamp franking #6 cover to Pennsylvania, large rusty-red cachet & corner card of the USS UMPQUA (ATA 209) at Norfolk, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.50 n(f)n(u)vp

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US NAVY POSTAL HISTORY--G TO K NAMES
Cachets & text in killer bars are always mentioned, if present.
Typically these covers have a return address
& one or more owner's or service provider's marks
on the back. Cancel color is black unless stated otherwise.
Alphabetization includes titles & first names if present.
For example, USS President Adams is filed under P, not A.
Another example: USS John Young is under J, not Y.
Other ships: A B C D E F L M N-R page S-T page & U-Z page.

USS GARCIA (FF-1040). Wanted to buy--covers mailed from this ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

USS GATLING. Wanted to buy--covers mailed from this ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

USS GEORGE CLYMER clear SEP 20 1953 cancel on 3-c American Bar Association stamp. $2.50 n

Mostly clear OCT 15 1951 USS GILBERT ISLANDS hand cancel ties 2-c Adams prexy franking #6 cover to North Carolina, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.50 n

USS GILMER. Wanted to buy--covers from this ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

Cover_Naval_GleavesDec1939-100.jpg (425638 bytes)Clear DEC 9 1939 Bath Maine machine cancel ties 3-c Jefferson stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, large & attractive multicolor cachet for its launching of the USS GLEAVES (DD 423) at the Bath Iron Works Corporation there, neatly addressed, never sealed. $4.50 nm

Clear DEC 9 1939 Bath Maine machine cancel ties 1-1 / 2-c Martha Washington stamp franking #6 cover to New York, large & attractive multicolor cachet for its launching of the USS GLEAVES (DD 423) at the Bath Iron Works Corporation there, tiny spot in address area, never sealed. $4.25 nm

Clear FEB 9 1973 USS GLENNON hand cancel on card the size of a #6 cover, no stamp, no cachet, no address, fresh. $1.00 n

USS GOFF. Wanted to buy--covers from this ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollar or Euros!

USS. GOLET (SS-361. Wanted to buy--covers from this Balao-class submarine. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c

Slightly blurred JU 12 1947 hand cancel on Navy Department Official Business cover front with penalty notice franking to California, USS GOSHEN (APA 103) San Francisco return address, 2 vertical folds, wrinkling along left front edge, Lieutenant's signature at lower left front corner a little hard to read. $1.25 n

Three well-struck NOV 16 1975 USS GRAHAM COUNTY New York NY double-ring dial hand cancels on #6 size cardboard, with their Navy Postal Clerk's & Commanding Officer's black handstamps simulating the addressing. When their address was FPO New York 09501. Everything is clear but it is not a cover. $1.75 n


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Cover_Naval_GrandCanyonOct18-1948-100.jpg (268359 bytes)Bold OCT 18 1948 USS GRAND CANYON (AD 28) hand cancel ties 3-c Indian centennial stamp franking #6 cover, with address label removed without a trace, striking brown cachet for The Trail of Tears with small black & white photo affixed within, never sealed. $3.75 ni

Light APR 28 1973 USS GRAND CANYON (AD 28) hand cancel ties 8-c bighorn sheep stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, neatly addressed, never sealed. $1.75 na

  Cover_Naval_USSGray2975-200_small.jpg US Navy cover available from LotsOfCovers.com  Bold OCT 13 1975 USS GRAY (FF-1054) hand cancel ties 10-c Lexington-Concord stamp (Henry Sandham painting) with Mail Early tab franking #6 cover to Ohio, large fancy green cachet for the 200th birthday of the US Navy, neatly addressed, never sealed. Nice. $2.50 np

USS GREAT SITKING (AE-17). Wanted to buy--covers mailed from this ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

Cover_Naval_USSGrebe1935-200small.jpg USN covers available from Judnick.comBold 19 MAR 1935 USS GREBE hand cancel with LOS ANGELES / HARBOR in the killer bars ties 2-c Washington franking #6 envelope to Missouri, large SERVICE TO THE FLEET violet cachet in return address area, als signature of W. C. Lobdell NMC, envelope glue shows through both sides. $4.25 nc ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

Clear 8 MAR 1938 USS GREBE hand cancel with SAN PEDRO / CALIFORNIA in the killer bars ties 3-c Virgin Islands stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, decorative blue multiple-anchor border all around, paper browned evenly with age, neatly addressed, never sealed. $3.75 nc%

Clear 27 DEC 1937 USS GREBE hand cancel with SAN PEDRO / CALIFORNIA in the killer bars ties 3-c Hawaii stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, decorative blue multiple-anchor border all around, less paper a better quality (and, therefore, fresher both sides) than the cover above. $4.00 nc%

Somewhat light APR 6 1938 USS GREENWICH BAY hand cancel ties 3-c Joel Chandler Harris stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina, generic multiple ships cachet in dark orange, neatly addressed, paper bend in lower right front corner. $2.50 n

Cover_Naval_USSGreenwood1946-200small.jpg Navy covers available from LotsOfCovers.comCrisp OCT 31 1948 USS GREENWOOD (DE-679) hand cancel ties strip of three 1 / 2-c Franklin prexies franking #6 cover to NY, large pumpkin-orange Hallowe'en cachet with ghost & cat is well struck, neatly addressed, never sealed. $3.50 n-h

Cover_Naval_GreerOct1936-100.jpg (273405 bytes)Bold OCT 27 1936 USS GREER with NAVY DAY / PHILA, PA. in killer bards ties 3-c Washington stamp franking #10 cover to Illinois, large fancy Navy Day ship cachet well struck in red raised printing, neatly addressed, never sealed, very attractive. $4.25 np%

Bold JAN 13 1937 USS GREER hand cancel with LAST DAY IN  / COMMISSION in the killer bars ties 3-c Susan B. Anthony stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, large & attractive captain's wheel & ship cachet well struck in 2 colors, neatly addressed, never sealed. $4.00 nw

Clear JAN 13 1937 USS GREER hand cancel with LAST DAY IN / COMMISSION in the killer bars ties 3-c Susan B. Anthony stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, never sealed, light short mark in upper left front may yield to careful erasure. $3.00 nw

Clear DEC 5 1939 USS GREER with NORFOLK / VIRGINIA in the killer bars ties vertical pair of 1-1 / 2-c Martha Washington stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, never sealed. $3.50 n

Bold APR 13 1940 USS GREER with NORFOLK VA in the killer bars hand cancel ties 1-c Washington Irving & 2-c James Fenimore Cooper stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, a little envelope glue show-through on the back, neatly addressed, never sealed. $3.25 na


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Cover_Naval_USSGridley1973-200_small.jpg USN cover available from Judnick.comComplete APR 24 1973 USS GRIDLEY (DLG-21) hand cancel on 6-c Patriot postal card sent by Navy Postal Clerk on board at FPO 96601 (Okinawa Japan) to Ohio, California USPS cancel atop the naval cancel, bold violet ship cachet, light gripper wear to the left front edge, small adherence on the back. This guided missile frigate was newly fitted with digital missile fire control systems at this time. $2.25 nju(p)

Clear MAY 4 1973 USS GRIDLEY (DLG-21) hand cancel ties 8-c independence printing press stamp with Mail Early tab franking #6 cover to Ohio, well-struck ship's cachet in violet, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.25 nc

  Cover_Naval_USSGridley1974-200_small.jpg naval covers available from Judnick.com  Bold SEP 17 1974 USS GRIDLEY (DLG-21) hand cancel ties 10-c mineral heritage stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, patriotic multicolor cachet for Citizenship Day features eagle & Liberty Bell, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.75 npj ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

Cover_China_USSGuam1939-100.jpg (303117 bytes)Clear JUN 8 1939 USS GUAM hand cancel with HANKOW / CHINA in the killer bars ties 1-1 / 2-c Martha Washington prexy franking #6 cover to New York, gorgeous U.S. FLEET / in / ASIATIC WATERS cachet in Chinese red (what else?), neatly addressed. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 cn

  Cover_Naval_GuamNov1967-100.jpg (228863 bytes)  Clear NOV 15 1967 USS GUAM (LPH-9) hand cancel ties 5-c Davy Crockett stamp franking #6 cover to New York, well struck & fancy violet ships cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed, exceptionally attractive overall. $3.00 nf

Clear SEP 9 1972 Mare Island Calif. hand cancel on 11-c airmail postal stationery with large fancy USS GUITARRO (SSN 665 cachet in black, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.25 ncu(p)

USS GURKE (DD-783). Wanted to buy--covers from her, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

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Somewhat light JAN 2 1973 USS FULTON (AS 11) hand cancel ties 8-c LOVE stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, large violet USS HADDO (SSN 604) cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed, small spot of light toning in upper left front corner. $2.25 n(f)n(h)

USS HAMILTON. Clear violet APR 21 1935 with HAPPY / EASTER in killer bars ties 3-c Maryland stamp franking #6 cover to Pennsylvania, large violet cachet with cross & lilies & ship's wheel, slight browning of paper. $3.75 n

USS HAMILTON. Clear MAR 9 1938 cancel on 3-c Constitution stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, generic brown ship & multiple blue anchors cachet, browning paper. Attractive. $3.50 n

  Cover_Naval_USSHamilton1938-100.jpg (366983 bytes)  USS HAMILTON. Clear DEC 15 1938 cancel with NEWPORT / RHODE ISLAND in killer bars ties pair of 1-1 / 2-c Martha Washington prexies franking cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, generic brown ship & multiple blue anchors cachet, slight browning of paper. $3.75 nr


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Sims Class Destroyer USS HAMMANN. Clear DEC 6 1939 cancel with NAVY YARD / BROOKLYN, NY in killer bars ties vertical pair of 1-1 / 2-c Martha Washington prexies franking #6 cover to Illinois. Typed information in cachet area--DD-412, destroyer, slight envelope glue show-through on back. The ship was sunk June 6 1942 at the Battle of Midway. $4.00 n(h)n

Gearing Class Destroyer USS HAMNER (DD-718). Clear MAR 30 1973 cancel ties 8-c printing press stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, label supplies address. $1.75 n

USS HANCOCK (CVA19). Light but clear DEC 5 1972 machine cancel on 8-c CARE stamp franking unaddressed #6 cover. This was shortly after its aircraft flew tactical sorties during Operation Freedom Train over North Vietnam. $1.50 n

Aircraft carrier USS HANCOCK (CVA19). Doubly struck but legible 1973 SEP 10 cancel ties 8-c Boston tea party stamp with corner selvedge franking #6 cover to Ohio. The ship was deployed to the West Pacific that year. $1.50 n%

Cover_Naval_USSHarlanCounty1974-100.jpg (272983 bytes)Newport Class Tank Landing Ship USS HARLAN COUNTY (LST 1196). Clear JAN 26 1974 cancel ties 8-c Lyndon Johnson stamp with selvedge franking #6 cover to Ohio, large well-struck violet cachet with eagle marks its commissioning earlier. A lot of eye appeal. Assigned to the Amphibious Force Atlantic Fleet, she alternated between amphibious training operations along the Eastern US & deployments to the Mediterranean. $2.25 n

Escort Destroyer USS HAROLD E. HOLT (DE-1074). Bold 15 JUL 1974 cancel on 10-c letters mingle souls stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, large well-struck violet ship cachet with eagle & shield, neatly addressed, clear double-ring New York NY / USS HAROLD E. HOLT (DE-1074) struck on back. Nice. This is shortly after the ship delivered a detachment of marines to liberate the SS Mayaguez from the Cambodians. $2.50 nc

Mostly clear violet NOV 20 (194)6 USS HAROLD I. ELLISOON (DD-864) hand cancel on #6 penalty cover on Navy Department official business to Massachusetts. Cancel at slight angle with minor parts of it consequently going off the edge. $2.00 n(h)u(o)

Oiler USS HASSAYAMPA (AO-145). Clear MAY 13 1963 cancel ties 5-c Carolina Charter stamp franking brown #6 cover to California, small violet cachet shows the bust of Madison, handwritten address. This is the ship that later convoyed Nationalist troops during the Quemoy-Matsu Crisis. $2.25 n

USS HATFIELD. Wanted to buy--covers from this ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars.

Cover_Naval_Hawkbill_1972-100.jpg (248438 bytes)Sturgeon Class Nuclear Submarine HAWKBILL (SSN666). Clear US Navy AUG 18 1972 17002 BR. cancel with 'REMEMBER OUR / POW-MIA SACRIFICE / FOR FREEDOM in killer bars on 11-c airmail postal stationery, unaddressed. A lot of eye appeal. The ship is a key element in the underwater deterrent force of the US Navy, whose capabilities and whereabouts at the time were classified. $2.50 nmu(p)

USNS HAYES (T-AGOR 16). Clear MAY 2 1972 USPS cancel on 8-c flag over White House stamp with MAIL EARLY tab on unaddressed #6 cover. Large blue trident cachet of the ship. Corner card of the Master at FPO 09501. $2.00 n

USS HAYNSWORTH. Clear JUL 11 1952 cancel t


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ies 2-c Adams prexy franking #6 cover to North Carolina, crease and wrinkled along left side, neatly addressed, USCS handstamp on back. $1.25 n

Light Cruiser USS HELENA (CL-50). Light FEB 27 1940 cancel with NORFOLK / VIRGINIA in killer bars ties 1-c Washington Irving & 2-c James Fennimore Cooper stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, typed information in cachet area, envelope glue show-through  both sides, neatly addressed. $3.25 nva

Bagley Class Destroyer USS HELM. Clear OCT 16 1937 cancel ties 3-c Texas stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, red-white-and-blue cachet marks its first day of postal service & previous dates of importance, multiple blue anchor border all around, slight browning of paper. Lt. Commander P. H. Talbot was in command. $3.50 n%

USS HENDERSON. Clear NOV 9 1938 cancel with SAN PEDRO  / CALIF. in killer bars ties 3-c Northwest Territory stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, generic blue ship cachet, browning paper, neatly addressed. $3.75 n NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

USS HENLEY (DD-391). Somewhat light OCT 27 1938 cancel with SAN DIEGO / CALIF. in killer bars ties 3-c monument stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, generic brown ship cachet, neatly addressed, slight browning of paper but no envelope glue show-through. This ship fired the first destroyer shots at the Japanese attacking Pearl Harbor. $3.50 nc!

USS HENLEY. Clear SEP 22 1939 with MARE ISL. / CALIFORNIA in killer bars ties 3-c Mount Ranier stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, slight envelope glue show-through on back. This ship fired the first destroyer shots at the Japanese attacking Pearl Harbor. $3.50 nc!!

Complete & bold USS / NOV / 9 / A.M. / P.M. / HENLEY' cancel (circa 1949 but no year & ambiguous time of day--odd) ties 3-c G.A.R. with bottom selvedge to #6 cover to North Carolina, large light blue generic destroyer cachet, typed address, neatly opened. $5.00 n!

Almost complete AUG 22 1962 USS HENLEY (DD-762) cancel on 3-c Liberty postal card to Michigan, no message, label for address, small corner crease. $1.75 n!

USS HERBERT. Wanted to buy--interesting covers from this ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars.

  Cover_CubaUSShip_USSHerndon1940.jpg (178120 bytes)  USS HERNDON (DD-198). Guantanamo Bay Cuba, Feb 22 1940 the first day of cancellation, during service with the Caribbean Neutrality Patrol, pair 1-1 / 2-c Marth Washington stamps tied, addressed to Joliet Illinois (violet Missent to Chicago Ill. / Letter Section Delivery Div. handstamp) red & blue cachet with eagle. Ship was transferred to the Russian Navy in 1944, Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan. $1.50

Osprey Class Minesweeper USS HERON. Clear OCT 28 1939 cancel ties 3-c Susan B. Anthony stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, slight envelope glue show-through on back, address handstamped at a slight angle. One of the first US Navy ships designed solely for minehunting. $3.00 n NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

USS HIGBEE (DD-806). Clear DEC 5 1956 cancel ties 6-c airmail stamp franking #6 cover to Michigan, commercial mail from J. A. Rusche at 70 F. P. O., neatly addressed, opened 3 sides (for display of small blue US Navy crossed-anchor seal on backflap). $2.50 n

USS HIGBEE (DD-806). Clear JUN 16 1973 cancel on 8-c printing press stamp franking  #6 cover to Ohio, corner card of the Commanding Officer at an FPO that is hard to read, colorless embossed Department of the Navy seal in the cachet area. $2.00 nc


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Cover_Naval_USSHobson1949-100.jpg (380143 bytes)USS HOBSON (DMS26) bold OCT 19 1949 cancel ties 3-c US Navy stamp franking #6 cover to California, large & well-struck red-violet ship cachet marking first day of postal service, neatly addressed in an ink that almost matches the cachet, 2 small creases in lower left front corner miss everything important. From the period in which she operated off the East Coast & in Caribbean waters on amphibious and mine warfare operation. SOLD RECENTLY n

USS HOEL (DDG-13). Somewhat light JUL 15 1972 cancel ties 8-c historic preservation stamp with Mr. Zip tab franking unaddressed #6 cover, violet double-ring New York NY / USS HEOL (DDG-13) BR. at lower left corner, small paper bend at lower right front. On WESTPAC cruise 7 commanded by CDR R. L. Coffey. $1.75 n(h)n

Charles F. Adams Class Guided Missile Destroyer USS HOEL (DDG-13). Bold FEB 9 1974 cancel ties 8-c electronics stamp franking, #6 cover to Ohio, neatly addressed. The ship spent a lot of readiness time in Subic Bay Philippine Islands that year. $1.75 n

Charles F. Adams Class Guided Missile Destroyer USS HOEL (DDG-13). Clear FEB 12 1975 cancel ties 10-c retarded children stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, neatly addressed. $1.75 nc

USS HOLLAND (AS-3). Wanted to buy--covers from this ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars. n

Hunley Class Submarine Tender USS HOLLAND (AS-22). Clear OCT 13 1975 cancel on 10-c peace on earth stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, neatly addressed, 3 small corner bends. After suffering a Class Alpha fire while undergoing overhaul at the Puget Sound Shipyard. $1.50 n

USS HOPEWELL. Bold APR 26 1951 cancel ties 2-c Adams prexie franking #6 cover to North Carolina, violet 'FIRST DAY OF POSTAL SERVICE' clearly struck at lower left front, neatly addressed. This was during her period of shakedown training prior to steaming to Korea. $2.50 n

USS HORNET (CVS-12). Wanted to buy--covers mailed from that Navy ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Wickes Class Destroyer USS HOWARD (DD-179). Mostly clear NOV 15 1940 cancel with FIRST DAY / SERVICE in killer bars ties 1-1 / 2-c Martha Washington prexie to #6 cover to New York, neatly addressed, marked 'FIRST DAY OF POSTAL SERVICE' in violet at lower left front, slight browning of paper. Shortly after its recommissioning on August 29th, and before its reclassification as High Speed Minesweeper DMS-7 on November 19th. $3.00 n

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Clear Bath Maine SEP 15 1937 machine cancel ties 3-c Washington franking #6 cover to Illinois, well-struck blue-red-and-yellow cachet marking the keel laying for the USS HUGHES at the Bath Iron Works. Attractive. $3.75 nm


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USS HUGHES clear 21 SEP 1939 with COMMISSION / CEREMONIES in killer bars ties 1-c & 2-c prexies franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, envelope glue show-through on back. $3.25 n. Same except for the stamp, a 3-c Susan B. Anthony. $3.25 n

Clear USS HUGHES NOV 21 1939 at COLON PANAMA hand cancel ties pair of 1-1 / 2-c Martha Washington prexies to #6 cover to Illinois. neatly addressed, never sealed, slight envelope glue show-through both sides. $5.00 pn

USS HUGHES. Mostly clear JUN 11 1940 cancel with NEWPORT / R.I. in killer bars ties 3-c Pony Express stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, envelope glue show-through on back. $3.25 nh

USS HULBERT. Mostly clear OCT 17 1920 1934 USS HULBERT cancel with HAIL AND / FAREWELL in the killer bars tie strip of three 1-c Yosemite stamps franking #6 cover to Missouri, fancy black cachet for its last day / decommissioning, typed address, never opened. $4.00 n!

Destroyer USS HULL (DD-350). Clear AUG 24 1937 cancel with SAN / DIEGO in killer bars ties 3-c Ordinance of 1787 stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, typed information in cachet area, envelope glue show-through on back, slight browning of paper. During the period in which she often acted as plane guard for the Navy's Pacific carriers. $3.25 nc

Destroyer USS HULL (DD-350). Clear OCT 14 1937 cancel with SAN / DIEGO in killer bars ties 3-c Texas stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, envelope glue show-through both sides. During the period in which she often acted as plane guard for the Navy's Pacific carriers. $3.25 nc NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Destroyer USS HULL (DD-350). Somewhat light MAY 19 1939 cancel with SAN DIEGO / CAL. in killer bars ties 3-c inauguration stamp with straight edge franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, some envelope glue show-through on back. $3.50 nc

Destroyer USS HULL (DD-350). Complete but a bit light SEP 29 1939 cancel with SAN DIEGO / CAL. in killer bars on 3-c Susan B. Anthony stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, typed information in cachet area, slight yellowing of paper & some envelope glue show-through on back. $3.25 nc NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Cover_Naval_USSHull1975-100.jpg (250370 bytes)USS HULL (DD-945) bold cancel on 10-c Jefferson Memorial stamp with 'Paying Bills?' tab franking #6 cover to Ohio, attest of Herbert C. Gordon II (the postal clerk), green cachet for 'TEST SHIP FOR THE MARK 71 GUN' well struck, green handstamp 'FIRST 8 INCH ROUND / FIRED FROM A US NAVY DESTROYER' well struck, violet 'I6 APR 1975 2315Z' also well struck, neatly addressed. Attractive & interesting. $3.00 n

USS HUMPHREYS. Wanted to buy--covers from this ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars.

USS HUNLEY (AS-31). Clear JUN 5 1972 cancel on 8-c Transpo postal stationery to Ohio, violet cachet of Hawkbill (SSN666) lightly but completely struck. $2.25 nu(p)

USS HUNLEY (AS-31) bold JAN 23 1976 cancel ties 10-c postal airplane & 3-c Parkman stamps franking #6 cover to Ohio, blue ship's cachet & violet boxed 'PORT EVERGLADES' brightens it up, machine cancel of Charleston South Carolina does not overlap the ship cancel. $2.50 n


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USS HUNT. Light but clear NOV 21 1951 cancel ties 2-c Adams prexy with selvedge franking #6 cover to North Carolina, large red ship cachet with 'U. S. N. / FIRST DAY CANCELS / [ship]  / RE-ESTABLISHED', neatly addressed, slight browning of paper but no envelope glue show-through. $2.50 n

USS HUNT. Bold JAN 28 1952 cancel ties 3-c Brooklyn stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina, neatly addressed, quality paper with no envelope glue show-through. $2.50 n

Destroyer USS HYMAN (DD-732). Clear AUG 9 1957 cancel on 3-c Oklahoma stamp franking #6 cover to Maryland, violet cachet with globe & anchor 'UNITED STATES NAVY / WORLD SYMBOL / of / STRENGTH and FREEDOM, toned along right front edge apparently before the stamp was applied. 12 men aboard the Hyman were lost at the Battle of Okinawa in 1945, and 5 of its crew were lost at sea during the Korean War. $2.50 n




"USS INDIANAPOLIS SURVIVORS / MEMORIAL ORGANIZATION, INC. // A / STATEMENT / FOR / SUPPORT" illustrated brochure with unused addressed pledge envelope for a memorial later built in Indianapolis Indiana, 6 panels in all (2 shown here), excellent condition. Slightly smaller than a #10 envelope. $2.00 n(i)-s(m)i
NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

(Jan) 5 1961 clear U.S.S. INTREPID (CVA-11) hand cancel ties US 7-c airmail stamp franking postcard to Ohio, month & location (Cannes France) not in ship cancel but supplied by message, view captioned "MONTE-CARLO / 57-- Le Casino" marred at all corners by corner mounts, staple holes near top edge, as is. $1.00 fn!%

75 covers from a correspondence during 1958 from a 1st Division member Robert T. Fill serving aboard the attack aircraft carrier U.S.S. INTREPID (CVA-11). Most of these letters are on #6 size envelopes that were opened roughly by his girlfriend in Washington DC--who was evidently eager to read the contents (not provided). 3-c Liberty & 4-c Lincoln stamps on most. One has violet cachet 'UNITED STATES NAVY / POWER AT SEA / for / HOMELAND PROTECTION'. Includes 3 postcards, 2 of which were mailed from The Netherlands waters with US stamps. One could do an interesting study of these covers for cancel quality on ordinary mail. This carrier was an important part of naval aviation in this period, because it was establishing and demonstrating that carrier launches could be made in a much greater variety of wind conditions than was previously believed. $50.00 for all!

Cover_Naval_FultonFeb1973-200_small.jpg submarine cover available from Judnick.com
Well struck FEB 27 1973 USS FULTON (AS 11) hand cancel ties 8-c cardinal conservation stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, large violet USS JACK (SSN 605) cachet in the form of a playing card. $3.00 n(f)n(j)b

Clear NOV 13 1950 USS JAMES C. OWENS hand cancel ties 3-c Lincoln quote stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina, neatly addressed, never sealed, long corner bend in upper left front. $2.25 nl

Cover_Naval_JamesCOwensLotOf3-120.jpg (364784 bytes)Lot of 3 covers cancelled on the USS JAMES C. OWENS (DD 776), all with one or two letters in the dial too faint to read. Includes two different last day of postal service (example shown); 3 different stamps, 2 different destinations. All neatly addressed & never sealed. One stamp has corner creased previous to being affixed to envelope. All three for $5.00 n

Clear blue-green JAN 17 1934 USS J. FRED TALBOT hand cancel with GUANT / CUBA in the killer bars ties 1-1/2-c Harding stamp franking #6 envelope to Washington, neatly addressed, never sealed, quality paper. $7.50 cn(j)

Clear FEB 3 1934 USS J. FRED TALBOT hand cancel with HAVANA / CUBA in the killer bars ties 3-c Washington franking #6 envelope to New York, adherence to the right of the stamp & cancel, envelope glue showing through both sides, neatly addressed. $3.75 cn(j)


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USS JOHN C. CALHOUN (SSBN 630) at USPS SC294, 8-c stamp collecting stamp, large black ship's cachet is tied. $2.00 n%

Clear OCT 13 1975 USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) cancel on 10-c peace on earth precanceled stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, small violet ships seal at lower left is well struck, neatly addressed, never opened. $2.25 kn(j)

USS JOHN R. CRAIG (DD 885) clear AUG 23 1949 cancel on block of four 1 / 2-c Franklin stamps. $2.50 n%

USS JOHN R. CRAIG (DD 885) light 15 JUN 1956? cancel on 3-c firefighters stamp, generic cachet with ships. $2.00 n

Cover_Naval_JohnYoung1978-100_small.jpg (6601 bytes)Destroyer USS JOHN YOUNG. Clear 20 MAY 1978 cancel on 13-c Liberty Bell coil franking #6 cover to Ohio, Pascagoula MS & Augusta GA backstamps, small J1 & G1 routing marks on back, 'Returned for Better Address' handstamped in violet on front & then crossed off when missing zip code digit supplied, large green cachet for commissioning of the ship at Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries at Pascagoula, wrinkling in lower right front area. $2.75 n(j)m

Destroyer USS JOHN YOUNG. Clear 20 MAY 1978 cancel on 13-c Pony Express / railroad #6 postal stationery to Ohio, large black fancy cachet for her 'FIRST DAY IN COMMISSION', neatly addressed, small V8 & T1 routing marks on back. Attractive. $2.75 n(j)u(p)

Clear USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS (CG 27) cancel ties 10-c peace on earth Christmas stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, 2 tiny corner creases affect nothing, neatly addressed, never sealed. $1.75 nc

USS JOSEPH P. KENNEDY JR. (DD-850) FEB 10 1973 handstamp ties 8-c colonial glassblower stamp to #6 cover from its commanding officer (FPO 09501 return address), unaddressed, violet cachet WELCOME TO NEW YORK… $1.75 nk

Cover_France_APR7'39USSJouett-100.jpg (298790 bytes)USS JOUETT. APR 7 1939 clear U. S. S. JOUETT cancel with LE HAVRE / FRANCE in killer bars ties 3-c Washington to #6 cover to Joliet Illinois, faint creases at 3 corners. Cover has sold. Still available for philatelic study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg (298,790 bytes) or .tif format. $1.50 fn*

Bold 13 OCT 1975 USS JULIUS A. FURER (FFG-6) hand cancel ties 10-c precanceled Peace on Earth stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, neatly addressed, never sealed. $1.75 n(j) NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

USS KALAMAZOO. Fancy & well-struck JUL 23 1983 Kalamazoo Michigan USCS Convention Station cancel (depicting the ship) on 20-c flag stamp franking unaddressed cacheted #6 cover honoring Stephen Decatur. Nice. $2.00 nm

FEB 19 1938 USS KALMIA hand cancel with DAN DIEGO  / CALIFORNIA in the killer bars ties 3-c Roger Williams stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, never sealed, a little envelope glue show-through both sides. Typed information in front cachet area: 'USS Kalmia (AT-23), / Seagoing Tug.' $3.75 nc

USS KANE at San Diego California clear FEB 20 1936 cancel on 2 1-c Jefferson stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, interesting multicolor cachet recounts the life of the surgeon Elisha Kane (after whom the ship was named) & commemorates his birth, light envelope glue show-through both sides, corner crease, $4.00 nm*

Cover_Naval_USSSKane_1936-200.jpg (851907 bytes)Clear AUG 5 1936 USS KANE with RICHMOND  / VA. in killer bars, ties 2-c Washington franking #6 cover to Virginia, boxed dark blue & red 'Seventeenth Annual Reunion  / 80th DIVISION / VETERANS' ASSOCIATION  / Welcomes the U. S. S. Kane  / August 5, 1936  / RICHMOND, VIRGINIA' for cachet. $4.25 nv


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Cover_France_JUL1937LaPallice.jpg (189187 bytes)JUL 4 1937 clear U. S. S. KANE cancel with LA PALLICE / FRANCE in killer bars ties US 1-c Jones / Barry & 2-c Decatur / Macdonough stamps franking unsealed #6 cover to Joliet Illinois, blue anchor & ship border around front. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a 100-dpi (enlarged to about twice normal area) scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50

Clear FEB 17 1938 USS KANE hand cancel with PHILADELPHIA  /   PENN. in the killer bars ties 3-c Alaska stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, blue anchor & ship border around front with brown generic firing ship cachet, paper bend that is not too noticeable. $3.50 np NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Clear MAR 1 1938 USS KANE hand cancel with PHILADELPHIA  /   PENN. in the killer bars ties 3-c Virgin Islands stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, blue anchor & ship border around front with brown generic firing ship cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed, paper browning evenly with age. $3.75 np NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Clear MAR 1 1938 USS KANE hand cancel with PHILADELPHIA  /   PENN. in the killer bars ties 3-c Virgin Islands stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, blue anchor & ship border around front with brown generic firing ship cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed, paper browning evenly with age. $3.75 np

Somewhat light MAR 14 1938 USS KANE hand cancel with PHILADELPHIA  /  PENN. in the killer bars ties 3-c Virgin Islands stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, blue anchor & ship border around front with brown generic firing ship cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed, paper browning evenly with age. $3.50 np

Clear APR 6 1938 USS KANE with NAVY YARD / PHILA. PENN. in killer bars ties 3-c Texas Centennial stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, multicolor cachet for the keel laying of the USS BUCK there, decorative multiple anchors border all around, never sealed. $4.00 n(k)n(b)p

Clear APR 28 1938 USS KANE hand cancel with LAST DAY  / IN COMM. in killer bars ties 3-c Washington franking #6 cover to Illinois, large black ship on captain's wheel cachet, neatly addressed, paper browning a bit with age. $4.00 n

Clear MAY 15 1991 USS KANSAS CITY (AOR-3) cancel ties 25-c & 4-c official stamps franking #10 Department of the Navy brown envelope to Ohio, return address zip is 96670-3025. vertical paper bend at left does not detract. $2.75 nu%

Cover_Naval;_USSKing1938-200.jpg (975624 bytes)Clear SEP 21 1938 USS KING hand cancel with LAST DAY  / SAN DIEGO in killer bars ties 3-c Alaska stamp franking #6 envelope to Illinois, attractive red & blue & silver cachet & markings notes their last day of postal service & decommissioning, paper browning evenly with age. Neatly addressed, never sealed. $5.00 nc NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Clear APR 18 1940 USS KINGFISHER hand cancel on 1-c Irving & 2-c Cooper famous American author stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, a little envelope glue show-through on back. $3.00 na

USS KIRKPATRICK (DER 318). Bold & complete MAR 18 1952 cancel on California statehood stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina, clear 'FIRST DAY OF POSTAL SERVICE' at lower left. $2.75 n*+

USS KLEINSMITH. Wanted to buy--covers mailed from there, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

Clear USS KRETCHMER (DER-329) hand cancel on front from penalty envelope from the Commanding Officer at zip 96601, size about that of a #9 envelope due to reductions. As is. $1.00 n

Clear JUN 15 1947 USS KRISHNA (ARL 38) hand cancel ties 3-c Edison stamp franking #6 cover to California, neatly addressed, paper browning evenly with age. $2.75 n

  Cover_Naval)USSKulaGulf1961-200.jpg (734590 bytes)   Crisp MAR 5 1951 USS KULA GULF hand cancel ties 3-c Supreme Court stamp franking #6 cover to South Carolina, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.75 nl

Other "K" ships available: USS KAMEHAMEHA (SBN 642),
USS KENNEBEC, USS KEPPLER, USS KIDD, USS KILTY,
USS KINGFISHER, USS KIRK (DE-1087), USS KLEINSMITH,
USS KNAPP, USS KNOX (DE-1052), USS KOINER (DER-331)
& several more. Please inquire!


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US NAVAL COVERS--L SHIP NAMES
Cachets & text in killer bars are always mentioned, if present.
Typically these covers have a return address
& one or more owner's or service provider's marks
on the back. Cancel color is black unless stated otherwise.
Alphabetization includes titles & first names if present.
For example, USS President Adams is filed under P, not A.
Another example: USS John Young is under J, not Y.
Other ships: A B C D E F G-K M N-R page S-T page & U-Z page.

USS LAERTES clear JAN 2 1952 cancel (2nd day of postal service) on 2-c Adams franking #6 cover to North Carolina, 2 small corner creases at left, neatly addressed. $2.00 n

USS LAFFEY bold MAR 23 1951 cancel ties block of 4 1 / 2-c Franklins (one stamp damaged) to #6 cover to North Carolina, neatly addressed, USCS member's cachet on back. $2.50 n

USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS-39). Wanted to buy--please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

USS LAMBERTON. Wanted to buy--covers from this ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars. nc

Clear 31 OCT 1936 U.S.S. LAMSON with 1ST DAY POST / SERVICE in killer bars ties Oregon Territory stamp franking #6 envelope to Illinois, large ANCS No. 54 cachet for First Day in Commission within a decorative multi-color border all around, neatly addressed, never sealed. $4.50 n& NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Clear 4 JAN 1937 U.S.S. LAMSON with NAVY YARD in killer bars ties Oregon Territory stamp framing #6 envelope to Illinois, large ANCS No. 54 cachet for its shake-down cruise within a multi-color decorative border all-around. This Mahan-class destroyer helped to recapture the Philippines & was sunk at atomic weapons testing (Bikini Atoll) in 1946. $4.50 n NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

=> Special: Both of the above Lamson covers for $8.25 n

15 August 1939 USS LANG with HALIFAX NS in killer bars canceling 2 US stamps on #6 cover to Illinois, some envelope glue show-through, service markings on back. $3.25

USS LAPWING clear DEC 17 1938 cancel ties pair of 1-1 / 2-c Harding stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, generic blue ship cachet, neatly addressed, hint of envelope glue show-through both sides. $3.75 n

USS LA SALLE (AGF-3) clear APR 25 1973 cancel on 8-c printing press stamp with Mr. Zip tab franking #6 cover to Ohio, neatly addressed, no cachet. $1.75 nc

USS LATIMER bold DEC 29 1950 cancel on 3-c California centennial stamp franking $6 envelope to North Carolina, generic violet eagle cachet. $2.50 n

USS_Laub_in_Cuba_small.jpg (1143 bytes)USS LAUB (DD263). Gtmo. Bay, Cuba. Apr 26, 1940. Irving & Cooper stamps. Envelope glue shows mostly on back. Then part of the Caribbean neutrality patrol. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan. $1.50

USS LAWRENCE (destroyer) at Portland Oregon, clear JUL 8 1937 cancel on 1-c Jones / Barry & 2-c Washington franking #6 cover to Illinois, blue anchors border, light wrinkling of lower right corner. $3.50 no

USS LAWS clear DEC 3 1951 cancel on 2-c Adams franking #6 cover to North Carolina, a little wrinkling along bottom edge, neatly addressed. $2.25 nl

USS LEA destroyer at Key West Florida clear May 11 1940 cancel ties 2-c Cooper & 1-c Irving author stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, envelope glue show-through on back. $3.25 nf*%

USS LEAHY (DLG-16). Wanted to buy--please offer us some.

Cover_Naval_USSLearyJul1938-200_small.JPGUSS LEARY with NEWPORT / R. I. in the killer bars. clear JUL 12 1938 cancel on 1-c  & 2-c Washington stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, decorative border & generic ship cachet, slight browning of the paper with age, neatly addressed, one lower corner with 2 small corner creases. $3.75 nr

USS LEARY at New York N. Y. clear JUL 23 1938 cancel on pair of 1-1 / 2-c Harding stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, generic blue ship cachet, slight browning of the paper with age. $3.75 n

USS LEARY at New London Conn. clear Aug 15 1938 cancel on 1-c Franklin & 2-c Washington franking #6 cover to Illinois, decorative border & generic cachet, slight browning of the paper with age. $3.75 nc*

USS LEARY at West Point N. Y., clear AUG 19 1938 cancel on 3-c Washington franking #6 cover to Illinois, generic brown ship cachet, slight browning of the paper with age. $3.50 n

July 28, 1939 BRIDGEPORT in killer bars of USS LEARY cover to Illinois, backstamped Bridgeport, some cancel ink through address area. $3.25 (cn)%

USS LENAWEE clear OCT 30 1951 cancel (first day of postal service) on 2-c Adams franking #6 cover to North Carolina, neatly addressed. $2.50 n

Wanted to buy--covers from the USS LEOPOLD (DE-319). Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c

USS LERAY WILSON (DE 414). Wanted to buy--covers mailed from there, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

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USS LESTER (D-1022) bold DEC 13 1972 cancel on 6-c revalued Liberty #6 cover, address label removed successfully. $1.50 nu

Cover_Judaica_May21'19Levithan.jpg (189997 bytes)VESSEL LEVITHAN. May 21 1919 US NAVY cancel on SOLDIERS MAIL postcard "compliments of Jewish Welfare Board", from the vessel Levithan en route to Camp Upton, one corner multiply creased, mild corner wear, brownish paper on back. $15.00 jn

USS LEXINGTON (CVT-16). Wanted to buy--covers from this ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars.

USS LEYTE (CV 32) bold AUG 29 1949 cancel ties 3-c Washington & Lee University stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina, neatly addressed, backstamped Aug 30 at East Greenwich Rhode Island. $2.75 ne

USS LEYTE (CV 32) clear JAN 1 1950 cancel ties 3-c Edgar Allan Poe franking #6 cover to North Carolina, neatly addressed. $2.00 na%

  Cover_Naval_USSLibra1947-200.jpg (807016 bytes)  USS LIBRA clear 30 JAN 1947 cancel ties 3-c Montana Washington Dakotas statehood stamp with map franking #6 cover to Michigan, nice black cachet commemorating Roosevelt's birth on that day. $3.00 nfm

USS LINDENWALD (LSD 6). Wanted to buy--covers mailed from that ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

Cover_Naval_Lioba1946-200_small.jpg Naval cover available from LotsOfCovers.comUSS LIOBA clear DEC 25 1946 cancel on 3-c telegraph centenary stamp with tab franking #6 cover to Michigan, fancy & large dark green Navy Department season's greetings cachet with Santa & Neptune, untied 1946 Christmas seal on back, slight browning of the paper with age. From the time this refrigerated cargo ship steamed along the Atlantic coast and the Caribbean. $3.50 nc

USS LITCHFIELD. Almost complete U.S.S. LITCHFIELD 1933 31 MAR violet cancel with dark red MARE ISLAND / CALIFORNIA within the killer bars ties block of four 2-c Pulaski stamps franking #6 airmail envelope to Meadville Pennsylvania, large blue & red TALK / AMERICA seal with Statue of Liberty & New York City skyline serves as cachet, neatly addressed, a couple small spots of light toning on back, never sealed. Gorgeous! $10.00 nc NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Cover_Naval_Little_1DEC40-100.jpg (258594 bytes)USS LITTLE crisp blue DEC 1 1940 FIRST DAY / CANCELLATION cancel ties pair of 1-1 / 2-c Harding stamps franking #6 cover to New York, dark blue recommissioning cachet notes this ex-destroyer was to be used as an auxiliary ship. Sadly, the ship was sunk in the Solomon Islands on 9-8-42. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 ns

USS LITTLE ROCK (CLG-4). Wanted to buy--please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

USS LLOYD (APD63) bold FEB 3 1952 cancel ties 3-c 4-H Club stamp franking #6 cover to California, light toning at left front. $2.00 n

USS LOESER. Wanted to buy--covers mailed from this ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

USS LOFBERG bold 26 MAY 1951 cancel ties 2-c Adams prexie to #6 cover to North Carolina, neatly addressed, small corner crease at lower left corner. $2.25 n

USS LONG. Wanted to buy--covers form this ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars.

USS LONG BEACH (CG(N)9). Wanted to buy--covers form this ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars.

Cover_Naval_LosAngeles1954-200_small.jpg US Navy cover available from Judnick.comClear SEP 16 1954 USS LOS ANGELES (CA-135)hand cancel ties 3-c US Navy stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, gorgeous large dark green cachet with ship & US Capitol Building, neatly addressed, never sealed, a little envelope glue show-through on back. The ship served 3 tours off Korea during the war, but may have been getting her Regulus I missile system at this time. $3.25 n%

USS LOUISVILLE clear FEB 8 1939 cancel on 1-c Washington & 2-c Adams prexies franking #6 cover to Illinois, generic brown ship cachet, mild browning of the paper with age. $3.25 n

USS LST 799 bold OCT 4 1951 cancel ties 2-c Adams prexie franking #6 cover to North Carolina, neatly addressed, small corner crease. $2.25 n

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USS LUCE (DLG 7) bold JUN 28 1975 cancel on a pair of 8-c Sybil Ludington stamps franking #6 cover to Ohio, bold purple cachet of the ship, neatly addressed. $2.25 nw

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USS LUDLOW red keel laying cachet on #6 cover mailed from Bath Maine DEC 18 1939 (2 different cancels there), franked by pair of 1-1 / 2c Martha Washington stamps, toned back with envelope glue show-through. $3.50 nm

USS LUZON bold FEB 3 1951 cancel ties 3-c California statehood stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina. $2.50 n


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Cachets & text in killer bars are always mentioned, if present.
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USS MAC LEISH clear MAR 11 1938 (last day in commission) cancel on pair 1-c Jones-Barry stamps franking #6 cover to New Jersey, attractive 3 cachet overlay (ship, last day post office & commissioning) in different colors, autographed by Lieutenant L. E. Ellis commanding, envelope glue show-through on back, front is gorgeous. $6.00 n

USS MAPIRA (No. 376) large brown commissioning cachet of the Manitowoc Philatelic Society on #6 cover to Manitowoc Wisconsin, clear AUG 29 1945 cancel ties  1 / 2-c Franklin & 1-c Hyde Park stamps, slight browning of the paper with age. $2.25 nw

Cover_Naval_Massey1954-200_small.jpg Navy covers available from LotsOfCovers.comUSS MASSEY. Clear MAR 31 1954 hand cancel (DD 778, numerals not legible) ties 3-c US Frigate Constitution stamp franking #6 envelope to New Jersey, black R. Milling cachet commemorating the historic Return of the Black Ships (listed in the cachet) in March 1854 & the resultant Treaty of Kanagawa between the US and the Tokugawa shogunate in Japan, neatly addressed, very slight envelope glue show-through on back. Attractive & interesting. $3.50 nhj

USS MATHEWS. USS Mathews 11 DEC 1952 light cancel on 6-c airmail stamp franking #6 cover to San Diego California, light wrinkling, 2 paper clip indentations, dark stain along lower left front corner edges. $1.25 n

USS MCNAIR (DD 697). Wanted to buy--covers mailed from this ship. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c

  Cover_CubaUSShip_USSMedusa1934.jpg (175121 bytes)  USS MEDUSA. Guantanamo Bay Cuba, May 13 1934, blue & red Mother's Day cachet, autographed by the commanding Capt. R. C. Grady, to North Carolina franked by 1-12-c Harding, a quality envelope with no envelope glue show-through. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan. $1.50 !

  Cover_CubaUSShips_1934Medusa-100.jpg (283449 bytes)  Clear USS MEDUSA SEP 23 1934 cancel with GUANTANAMO / BAY CUBA in killer bars ties 2-c Grand Canyon stamp franking #6 cover to New York, autographed by A. A. Lopp M. M. C., two violet handstamps--U.S.S. MEDUSA and U.S. FLEET / REPAIR SHIP, a quality envelope slight browning of the paper. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 cn

Clear JAN 10 1941 USS MEMPHIS hand cancel with GUANTANAMO / BAY CUBA in the killer bars ties 1-c Eli Whitney & 2-c Samuel Morse stamps franking #6 envelope to California, neatly addressed, never sealed. Left front side is marred by a heavy crease & lighter wrinkling, suggesting a patient application of an iron. $3.75 cn

  Cover_Naval-Meredith-200_small.jpg Navy covers available from Judnick.com  Almost complete NOV 28 1974 USS MEREDITH (DD-890, Gearing-class destroyer) cancel on 10-c postal stationery envelop send to Ohio, large green & red & black Thanksgiving Day cachet is well struck. This Gearing-class destroyer became the Turkish naval vessel TCG Savastepe (D 348) five years later. $2.50 ntu(p) NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

  Cover_Naval_Mindoro1949-200_small.jpg aircraft carrier cover available from LotsOfCovers.com  Clear & complete APR 6 1949 USS MINDORO (CVE 120, Commencement-Bay-class aircraft carrier) hand cancel ties 3-c volunteer firemen stamp franking cacheted cover to North Carolina, neatly addressed, never sealed, cancel ink near the bottom front. Was training naval aviators & participating in anti-submarine warfare hunter-killer exercises at this time. $3.00 nf ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

USS MISPILLION (AO 105) light OCT 27 1947 cancel ties 3-c US Navy stamp franking #6 cover to New York, clear Navy Department cachet in blue for Navy Day. $2.75 n%

USS MOFFETT. Wanted to buy--covers & postcards mailed from that ship. Please offer us some, with details about the cancel type. *c@

  Cover_China_MonocacyAtHankow-100.jpg (214513 bytes)  Clear USS MONOCACY / APR / 11 / 1938 with YANGTZE PATROL / HANKOW CHINA in killer bars ties 3-c Constitution stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, generic ship cachet with decorative anchor border, neatly addressed, never sealed, paper browning with age. This river gunboat PG-20 was serving as a station ship at this treaty port at the time. $17.50 cn!

USS MONTAGUE (AKA 98) clear cancel ties 3-c Will Rogers (corner copy) stamp franking #6 cover to New Jersey, multicolored A GREATER FUTURE / A GREAT PAST cachet, envelope glue show-through on back, slight browning of the paper with age. $3.25 n

April 1, 1940 destroyer USS MORRIS cancel with PORTSMOUTH VIRGINIA in killer bars tying 1-c Irving & 2-c Cooper stamps to #6 cover to Illinois, envelope glue show-through. $3.00

  Cover_CubaUSShip_USSMorrisShakedown.jpg (185838 bytes)  USS MORRIS (DD-417). Guantanamo Gay Cuba, July 3 1940, black shakedown cruise cachet, to California, franked by 1-c Irving & 2-c Whittier stamps which are tied. Ship was later to fight effectively in the Battle of Coral Sea. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan. $1.50

  Covers_CubaUSShip_USSMugfordShakedown.jpg (176840 bytes)  USS MUGFORD (DD-389). Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Mar 17, 1938. Later downed 3 planes in 10 minutes during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan. $1.50 %

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