U.S. Submarines visit the North Pole
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The "Submariner's Verse"

     If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;

 Even there shall thy hand lead me and thy right hand shall hold me.

Psalms 139: 9-10 

As mentioned on one of my other pages, philatelically documented covers from under-ice ops or actual surfacings at the North Pole, as here, serve as a tangible documentation of the U.S. involvement in the Arctic, and thereby of their conquest of those frozen waters, thus these "souvenirs" also serve a very real geopolitical purpose, as well as making some attractive items for our polar collections.  

Cacheted cover from the U.S.S. Grayling at the North Pole.

U.S.S. Grayling, A.K. Hayashida signature. Ship Type "F" postmark.

Scan of cover from U.S.S. Spadefish on her North Pole expedition.
U.S.S. Spadefish 1992, cachet is very lightly inked, doesn't scan.

Cacheted cover from the U.S.S. Pintado, with signature of director, ARCSUBLAB.

U.S.S. Pintado, SSN-672, Daniel Steele signature

Cacheted cover from U.S.S. Pargo, SCICEX-93 North Pole operations.

U.S.S. Pargo, SSN-650 for SCICEX-93. The embossed seal in lower left is hard to see.

Cacheted cover from the U.S.S. Puffer on North Pole exercises.
USS Puffer, also with Hayashida signature. Ship Postmark--Type F

Cacheted cover from the U.S.S. Whale for North Pole exercises.


Cacheted cover from U.S.S. Cavella, North Pole operations.

Cacheted cover from the U.S.S. Pogy for North Pole operations.

Cacheted cover from U.S.S. Sand Lance for North Pole operations.
Sand Lance, SSN-660, signed by Daniel Steele, Technical Director of ARCSUBLAB

Cacheted and documented cover from the U.S.S. Archerfish for North Pole Operations.

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