Ticket to the Launch Of The USS Columbus CA-74

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USS Columbus CA-74 Plank Owners Certificates

Thank you Bob and Jack for these Plank Owners Certificates.
What great history of CA-74
John
Bob Bowen's
CA-74
Plank Owners Certificate
Bob Bowen's "What the Hell Pennant"

Here is Bob's letter of explanation of the pennant.
"Click" HERE for Letter
Quit interesting for certain!!!

John Robinson's
CA-74
Plank Owners Certificate
John Robinson sent this photo of CG-12 as she is entering San Diego Bay. This must have been when she was just coming in after her recommissioning because both the forward and aft radar are not on yet.

John also sent a picture that was taken on 11/3/45 (Saturday night) at the Silver Dollar Bar in Boston with six of his buddies. The names in the photo are: clockwise from bottom left - John Robinson, John Anning, John Logel, Jim Payne, Dewey Batts, Charlie Koenig {he goes to reunions} and Bob Dean.
"Click" HERE for picture



USS Columbus CG-12 Plank Owners Certificates

Thank you Guy for your CG-12 Plank Owners Certificate.
More great history of CG-12
John
Guy Welchel's
CG-12
Plank Owners Certificate








Here is a USS Columbus CA-74 "Domain of Neptunus Rex"

This was sent to me by Michelle Olson. The certificate is dated April 25, 1957 and belonged to Michelle's father, Peter Micklus, BMC.
Thank you Michelle for sharing this rare piece of CA-74 history!
John
Peter Micklus, BMC
CA-74
Domain of Neptunus Rex Certificate




USS Columbus Covers

I have been collecting some covers, they can be seen here.
I also have been given cover images to show on the web site.
All covers & other items seen, are in the possession of the Webmaster, unless otherwise noted.


USS Columbus CA-74 Covers

The stamp is of the Island of Corregidor.
My Dad was captured on Corregidor in WW11 just before the Death March.
See a close up of the stamp HERE
Second launch cover of
The USS Columbus CA-74
A Commissioning Day Cover for CA-74
Did you know that CA-74 was called a Battle Cruiser?

Florida was celebrating its' Centennial! See a close up of the Centennial stamp HERE

Third Launch Cover
See the information issued with this Launch Cover HERE
Happy Easter
This cover is embossed with the Ship's Seal!!!
See a close up of the seal HEREThis cover has a picture glued onto the cover.
Navy Days!!
Souvenir Of Our Visit To Barcelona
6th Fleet of USA
This cover has an "interesting" Barcelona stamp" on the back. Possibly the Spanish Post Office?? See it HERE
A Strong Navy
Second to None
First Line of Defence

This cover also has a picture glued onto the cover.
United States Navy
Nice stamp!
See a close up of the stamp HERE
This cover also has a picture glued onto the cover.
USN in Pacific Waters
This cover had a neat address stamped on the back, see it HERE
Our Navy Poto Department
Mailed from CA-74
Mailed from CA-74 Paul Greene still has one he sent to Diane, his wife!
Paul never did tell me why the stamp was upside down.
CA-74 Matchbook Cover!!!
It is in GREAT shape!

See the CA-74 on the cover HERE
See only the Navy Seal the cover HERE


USS Columbus CG-12 Covers

Welcome to Norfolk
USS Columbus
New Home Port -- Norfolk
This one belongs to John Marfink.
John was on board from about 1963 to 1971, with some breaks when he was on the Albany & a little on the Chicago. He was a 'Fire Control technician'. Say, Jerry Ablonittis, John would like to hear from you.
Thank you, John, for letting me use this.
Commissioning Day Cover
With Project Mercury Stamp
Commissioning Day Cover
With Louisiana River Boat Stamp
A Cover Commemorating the 25thAnniversary of World War II

This has a silver "paste" for the text and ship. This is why it looks "bumpy"

Postage Due on this one mailed from CG-12
Looks as if it were mailed from France.

There is an interesting Universal Ship Cancelation Society "stamp" on the back. To see it "Click" HERE

Recommissioning of CG-12 It appears that Captain Royal .K. Joslin, the second CG-12 Skipper, signed this cover!!


USS Columbus SSN-762 Covers

SSN-762 Cover, I purchased this one at the 1999 Boston Reunion.
It is signed by Captain C. M. Smeigh, the Commissioning Skipper.
SSN-762 Cover, I purchased this one at the 1999 Boston Reunion.
It is also signed by Captain C. M. Smeigh, the Commissioning Skipper.
Another SSN-762 Cover Another SSN-762 Cover. This has a very nice stamp on it.
See a close up of the stamp HERE
This envelope belongs to Paul Greene and can also be seen in Paul's contributions to the web site. This envelope also belongs to Paul Greene and can also be seen in Paul's contributions to the web site.
SSN-762 Cover #7
SSN-762 Cover #8
See a close up of the stamp HERE
SSN-762 Cover #9
Electric Boat Delivers
It actually looks as if it were sent to the Commanding Officer, Commander Carl Smeigh


USS Columbus Postcards

USS Columbus CA-74 USS Columbus CA-74 in 1960

See the information on the back
HERE
USS Columbus
going under Golden Gate Bridge

See the text on the back
HERE
This was mailed from the
USS Columbus CA-74

Does anyone recognize the port??
This is the addressed side of postcard mailed from the
USS Columbus CA-74 with the Postmark of CA-74
The USS Columbus CG-12

See the information on the back
HERE
A postcard with an aerial view of CG-12 Second postcard with the painting of
The USS Columbus CG-12 by Arthur Beaumont
(The first one is seen on the "Opening Page")


Other Ship's Covers

USS St. Paul Cover

This cover was donated to the USS St. Paul Association

USS Providence Cover