The Towns & Post Offices of Rhode
1915 Melville Branch,
Naval Guard - USS Constellation Postcard
The Melville Branch Post Office of Newport,
(Newport Township - Newport County)
established on September 19, 1908. The
Branch Post Office was disestablished on
June 30, 1916. The post office was originally
established as Melville Rural Station on
July 1, 1901, became Melville Station on
July 1, 1904 and Melville Branch on
September 19, 1908.
The USS Constellation was
constructed as a Sloop of War in 1853.
There is still some controversy over whether the
USS Constellation is the original frigate built
in 1797 and extensively rebuilt and restored in
1853 or constructed as a completely new ship from the keel up.
Two books have been published representing
both sides of the argument and are for sale
USS Constellation Website.
1871 Providence to Halifax Cover
for further information and history of USS Constellation.
The Post Card is addressed to
Mrs. Dexter Wilbar in Brockton Massachusetts and
It is very interesting to
watch these sailors. We
are having a fine time