Cover of the Month (page 10)

Cover of the Month

This is an eclectic group of covers posted over many years and by a variety of members. Steve Shay should be credited with most of these.  Many of the archived covers give highlights of the ship’s history, the cachet maker if appropriate and what the cancellation date and type are.

USS S-23 (SS-128)

USS S-23 By Steve Shay (#L-10,821) The submarine S-23 was launched in 1920 and commissioned a full three years later on October 30, 1923. She was initially home ported in Groton, Connecticut but exercises occasionally took her to the Pacific.

USS S-22 (SS-127)

USS S-22 (SS-127) By Steve Shay (#L-10,821) A sender in Hawaii sent this rather heavy air mail envelope from Honolulu, Hawaii in 1938 to George Dyer, Commanding Officer Sub Division 8 aboard the submarine, USS S-22 in the Canal Zone.

USS Parche (SS-384)

USS PARCHE SS-384 By Glenn Smith (#8073) Being battle stations helmsman is an important position for a junior man in any Navy ship. Signalman Second Class Courtland Chester “Chet” Stanton had earned this task in PARCHE because of his rating

SS Santa Elena

SS SANTA ELENA By Steve Shay (#L-10,821)   This is a bit of an odd cover. Someone apparently wanted to wallpaper this cover with stamp pane selvage to get multiple cancellations. I’ve not seen another cover quite like this one.

USS Nautilus (SSN-571)

USS Nautilus SSN-571 By Steve Shay (#L-10821) The world’s first nuclear submarine was the US Navy’s USS Nautilus, SSN-571. And with this nuclear power plant design, submarines were changed forever. No longer was there a requirement to surface periodically for

USS Leary (DD-158)

USS Leary, DD-158 By Steve Shay (#L-10,821) The USS Leary was one of many four stacker destroyers authorized during World War I. She was commissioned just after the war ended, December 5, 1919. She remained in service only a short