Rhode Island Postal Cards - Fist Day of Issue

Settling of Rhode Island by Roger Williams in 1636
Designed by David Blossom - Scott #UX112
Issued on June 26, 1986 in Providence, RI
Rhode Island Town Cancels (by RIPS)

Newport (NETC Station), Rhode Island 02840

The Newport Naval Education Training Center Station (NETC) was opened in 1974 and is currently in operation.

Newport has been a home to the United States Navy since early statehood and although much reduced, continues to host Naval units and activities to this day. The Training Center, The Naval War College, a Naval hospital and reserve ships call the town home.

1908 Postcard - USS Morris TB-14 (Torpedo Boat)

1906 Postcard - Receiving Ship USS Reina Mercedes (Captured in Spanish American War)

1912 Postcard - Newport Naval Training Station - New Recruits arriving

1907 Postcard - Navy Signalman - Semaphore Training


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