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Title: First day cover for the U.S.S. HULL

Accession Number: 2007.25.19
Type: first day cover
Place: USA, MA, Boston; USA, WA, Puget Sound
Date: 1940-07-06
Materials: paper
Description: First day cover for the U.S.S. HULL (DD-350, built 1934), destroyer; front of envelope has no cachet; duplicate stamps on right feature portrait of Washington Irving, printed on stamp "UNITED STATES POSTAGE/ 1/ CENT/ WASHINGTON IRVING"; stamp postmarked "U.S.S./ JUL/ 6/ 1940/ HULL" and "NAVY YARD/ PUGET SOUND"; address typed on front "Bertha Thompson/ 234 Friend St./ Boston, - Mass."; stamped on back "SUNK". The U.S.S. HULL helped down several enemy planes during the attack on Pearl Harbor and suffered little damage (see correspondence file).

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