MERCURY RECOVERY SHIP COVER & POSTMARK VARIETIES

Mercury-Atlas 1 - 29 July 1960 - Unmanned

Recovery Force Ships

Ship

Type

Designation Covers

Atlantic

USS Casa Grande

PRS - Dock Landing Ship

LSD-13

N

USS Escape

SRS - Rescue & Salvage Ship

ARS-6

N

USS Hailey

SRS - Destroyer

DD556

N

USS Manley

SRS - Destroyer

DD-940

N

USS Robert H McCard

SRS - Destroyer

DD-822

N

USS Power

SRS - Destroyer

DD-839

N

USS Vesole1

SRS - Destroyer

DD-878

Y 

Notes General:
i) Mission failed after approximately 1 minute due to a structural failure in the booster.


Notes Other:
1) The only known copy sold on eBay during 2013 for $864
2) Scan of Port Canaveral cover is from Steve Durst's CD book

 

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