The Towns & Post Offices of Rhode
1936 Naval torpedo Station,
Newport, RI - DPO
1916-1930 & 1936-1941
Naval Torpedo Station Branch Post Office,
(Newport, Rhode Island)
on April 28, 1936 and disestablished
on November 27, 1941 according to the
"Checklist of Rhode Island Post
by Del Beaudreau.
However the Stations & Branches section of
"Rhode Island Postal History - the
post offices" by
lists the U. S. Torpedo
Station as 1916
to 1930. I have also seen a Torpedo Station
with contents dated
October 25, 1924.
The cover above is dated
February 14, 1936
- over 2 months
the listing in the "Checklist."
It is franked with the
2-cent Red National Parks
issue of 1934
- Scott #741.
(The date on this cover
might have been added at a later date, although I believe the
CDS itself is authentic.)