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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
    Haskell Class Attack Transport
    Keel Laid (Date unknown) - Launched September 24 1944
    Acquired by U.S. Navy from Maritime Commission October 30 1944

  1. '''USS EDGECOMBE APA 164'''
    Commissioned October 30 1944 - Decommissioned January 31 1947

    Laid up in Atlantic Reserve Fleet
    Returned to Maritime Commission October 1 1958
    Struck from Naval Register October 1 1958
    Fate unknown

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined). Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.
  1. Covers Page 1     (1945-46)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage. A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.
Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text
Date From
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

Locy Type 2z 1945-07-26
Censored Sailor's mail
Locy Type
Last Day Postal Service


Other Information

USS EDGECOMBE received one battle star for her World War II service

'''NAMESAKE''' - A county in North Carolina.

Two ships of the US Navy have been named EDGECOMBE - USS Edgecombe ID 3894 and USS Edgecombe APA 164.



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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