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

Accession Number: 2007.25.30
Category: PHILATELY
Type: first day cover
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Date: 1938-08-16
Materials: paper
Description: First day cover for the U.S.S. RALEIGH (CL-7, built 1922), light cruiser; front of envelope has no cachet, stamp on right features portrait of Nathan Hale, printed on stamp "UNITED STATES POSTAGE/ NATHAN HALE/ 1/2 CENT 1/2"; stamp postmarked "U.S.S.RALEIGH/ 16/ AUG/ 1938/ PARCEL POST". The U.S.S. RALEIGH destroyed five enemy planes during the attack on Pearl Harbor but was severely damaged by a torpedo (see correspondence file).

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