Apr 17

Extra Edition of the Saturday Ship Cover: USS Dixie AD-14

Saturday, April 17, 2010 8:20 AM


USS Dixie (AD-14) alternated between Noumea and Espiritu Santo in support of the operations in the Solomons from November 1942 to March 1944, then went to the Solomons where she was based at Hathorn Sound.

For Dixie’s Ship History, click here.

  • Richard Morain

    Another great posting! A great example of history that people can own and collect!

  • Thanks Richard! Glad you liked it! Stay tuned for more!

  • Jim Dykes

    You don’t often see much on these ships. As a member of her final crew, I really appreciate seeing this. Thank you

  • Capt Lawrence B. Brennan, USN Ret.

    another wonderful example of cover with postmarks from an important World War II ship. This has a great photo of the ship, a favorite of some sponsors of covers, and the round red postmarks with the ship’s name (all purpose chop for postal clerks) used for registered mail and money order business. During WW I and World War II most mail was postmarked with cancels that did not include the ship’s name but only “U.S. Navy” in the circular part.

  • Douglas Hawks

    Great ship!I served on her from 1961 to 1964 in R-4 Division. Have the WESTPAC 62 Cruise Book.