Cover of the Month (page 11)

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 Jupiter (AC-3)

USS Jupiter (AC-3) By Steve Shay (#L-10,821) The collier USS Jupiter was built at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California, a sister ship to the collier USS Cyclops. Her keel was laid October 18, 1911 with commissioning on April

USS Ranger (CV-4)

USS Ranger CV-4 By Steve Shay (#L-10821) The USS Ranger, USS Worden and USS Hull all visited Callao, Peru at the time of the Technical International Aviation Convention being held September 15-27, 1937 in Callao. They arrived September 16 and

USS Plunger (SS-179)

USS Plunger (SS-179) By Steve Shay (#L-10821) The Porpoise class USS Plunger was commissioned November 19, 1936 and departed on her shakedown cruise April 15, 1937. The cruise took her to Guantanamo Bay, the Canal Zone, and Guayaquil, Ecuador.  This cover, mailed by

USS Augusta (CA-31)

USS Augusta (CA-31) By Steve Shay (#L-10,821) The cruiser USS Augusta became the flagship of the Asiatic Fleet on November 9, 1933 and served in Asiatic waters until November 1940. During her time there she made many interesting port visits

USS New York (BB-34)

USS New York (BB 34) By John Young, USCS (#L-8219) Interesting philatelic cover posted aboard the battleship that made its shakedown cruise to Mexican waters during the summer, 1914. Collector C.W. Haynes, Marion KY franked his request with imperforated pair