U.S.S. Missouri (BB-63) is now a National Memorial, berthed at Pearl Harbor
Click on Mighty Mo to go to the U.S.S. Missouri Memorial website
Post offices were established on board ships of the "Great White Fleet" in 1908, and there are still post offices aboard most ships today. A group of specialized cover collectors carry on a tradition of obtaining postmarks and other artifacts of postal history from U.S. and foreign Naval and Coast Guard vessels.
The best resource for learning more about this hobby is the web page of the Universal Ship Cancellation Society.
A fine vessel, which seems to be a favorite of mine for some reason :) ...the United States Ship THORN, DD-988, a destroyer of rare form. Link to a picture of this vessel, which is now lying at the bottom of the ocean. (Tears)
Oceanographic Covers, Including information about the TITANIC
Go to My Polar Philately Page
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