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Beck Event and Naval Covers 1966-1976

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Shown in DATE ORDER

1966

 

USS Simon Bolivar
SSBN-641
USS Observation Island
Initial Polaris Firing Gold Crew
JAN/17/A.M./1966




 


 
USS Simon Bolivar
SSBN-641
USS Observation Island
Initial Polaris Firing Blue Crew
JAN/31/A.M./1966



 

 
USS Sea Devil
SSN-664
Newport News, VA
Keel Laid
APR 12 66


 

 


 

USS Bergall 
SSN-667
Groton, CT
Keel Laid
APR 16 66


 

 
USS Benjamin Franklin
SSBN-640
Appleton, WI
Panama Canal
JUN 1? PM 1966

 

Donald Schultz was affiliated with the
Nuclear Ships Chapter and probably sponsored this cover. 

We don't know for sure.  We do
know that Mr. Beck printed the cachet. 
The same design was used for several
events in about 1963.


Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

USS Seahorse
SSN-669
Groton, CT
Keel Laid
AUG 13/AM/1966


 

 
USS Hawkbill
SSN-666
Mare Island, CA
Keel laid
SEP/12/1130AM/1966

The correct date for Keel laying is
September 12, 1966.

 

Scans courtesy of Larry Johnson




 


 
USS Flasher
SSN-613
Honolulu Hawaii
Panama Canal
SEP/23/AM/1966


 

 
1967

 

USS John F Kennedy
CVA-67
USS Thuban
Christening
MAY/27/ /1967


 


 
USS Pintado
SSN-672
Mare Island CA
Keel Laid
OCT/27/ /1967


 

 
1968

 

USS John F Kennedy
CVA-67
Commission
7/SEP/1968/P.M.



 


 
USS John F. Kennedy
CVA-67
Commissioning
7/SEP/1968/AM

Note the AM in this cancel.
The cover directly above has the PM.

Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

Also see the Beck numbered cover
with this same cachet B764

 

 

1968
1970

 

USS California
DLGN-36
Newport News, VA
Keel laid
JAN 23/AM/1970


 


 
1973

USCS convention June 23 1973. 

Beck printed cachet.


 
1975

USS South Carolina

DLGN-37

Commission

 

Also see same cover with Beck number B939


Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

 

1976

USS Kinkaid

DD-9965
Commission
JUL/10/AM/1976
Flag Day cachet similar to Beck
915 with 1976 date.


These covers were printed for
Martin Longseth a collector. 
In 1976, Longseth sent this cover
to every ship with a post office (about 184 ships).

In 2014 a number of these covers with different ship cancelations sold for about $10 each.
 

Also thanks to Richard Hoffner for information about this series.

 

 

 

 

 

Scans and list below are courtesy of Larry Johnson.  This is a list of newly listed and
not a comprehensive list of all the covers
that exist for this issue.
 

1. USS DONALD B. BEARY  FF-1085    JUNE 2, 1976
2. USS DIXON AS-37  JUNE 4, 1976
3. USS GUADALCANAL LPH-7 MAY 29, 1976
4. USS FOX CG-33 JUNE 4, 1976
5. USS HULL DD-945 JUNE 5, 1976
6. USS LITTLE ROCK CG-4 JUNE 1, 1976
7. USS GEORGE K. MACKENZIE DD-836 JUNE 7, 1976
8. USS RICHARD S. EDWARDS DD-950 MAY 27, 1976
9. USS BERKELEY DDG-15 JUNE 2, 1976
10. USS DEWEY DDG-45 MAY 29, 1976
11. USS CAYUGA LST-1186 JUNE 1, 1976
12. USS JOHN F. KENNEDY CV-67 MAY 28, 1976
13. USS JULIUS A. FURER FFG-6 JULY 4, 1976
14. USS DUBUQUE LPD-8 JUNE 1, 1976
15. USS DULUTH LPD-6 MAY 28, 1976
16. USS SARSFIELD DD-837 JUNE 8, 1976

17. USS Spruance Dec 29, 1976  See below

18. USS Iwo Jima  See below
























Spruance  and Iwo Jima scans courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

Beck Event and Naval Covers 1966-76

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