Details For Cover ID# 26495

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Nov 12, 17
Edited on:Nov 12, 17
 
Postmark: May 3, 1917
Origin: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
Destination: Warren, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

1c green (#462) tied by "Phila. Navy Yard May 3 1917" duplex postmark on picture postcard of the battleship U.S.S. Kearsarge.

USS Kearsarge (BB-5), the lead ship of her class of pre-dreadnought battleships, was commisioned on 20 Feb. 1900. She was modernized in 1911 to the configuration shown on this postcard, and served as a training ship from 1916-1919 based at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. She was the only United States Navy battleship not to be named after a state.

This postcard is from the same correspondence as Cover ID 26494, sent just before Marine private Harold F. Burns sailed for France.
Transcript of message on this card:
5/3/17
Hope you are getting along alright now. I meant to write you before but am not much good at that stuff. Have enlisted in the Marines. If you have anytime write me.
Harold Burns, c/o U.S.M.C. Recruit Depot, League Island Navy Yard Co. E., Phila., Pa.

Private Harold Burns enlisted in the Marines shortly after the U.S. declared war on Germany on April 6 1917.

Owner's ID: 1708
 
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For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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