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 V-2 (SF-5)

USS V-2 SF-5 Donald R. Tjossem (USCS #L-10987)   This cover was cancelled aboard the submarine USS V-2 on 6 April 1931 with a Type 3 cancel at San Diego, CA. V-2 was built at Kittery, Maine, given the hull

USS Fife (DD-991)

USS Fife DD-991 By Glenn Smith (#8073) USS Fife was a Spruance class destroyer named for the WW2 submarine admiral, James Fife, Jr. Admiral Fife commanded three submarines, and his last WW2 post was as Commander, Submarines, Southwestern Pacific. Postwar he commanded all

USS Arkansas (BB-33)

USS Arkansas BB-33 By Steve Shay (L-10,821) In June 1935, the battleship USS Arkansas embarked midshipmen from the Naval Academy for a summer training cruise. The future officers were probably thrilled with the adventure and sights that this cruise would

USS Jamestown (Sloop)

USS Jamestown – Sloop By Glenn Smith (#8073) Cover description: TO: Commander Lamberton Comd’g USS Jamestown c/o B. F. Stevens 4 Trafalgar Square London Posted at Southampton July 22 nd, 1889 and backstamped at London.W.C. the same day. JAMESTOWN was