CHARGER CVE 30

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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.

    Charger Class Escort Carrier
    Keel Laid January 19 1940 as Civilian Passenger/Cargo Ship
    Launched March 1 1941 as "SS RIO LA PLATA"
    Transferred to Great Britain and renamed (Date unknown)

  1. HMS CHARGER BAVG 4
    Commissioned Aircraft Escort Ship (AVG) in British Service July 1941
    Returned to U.S. Navy custody October 4 1941

  2. USS CHARGER AVG 30
    Commissioned March 3 1942

  3. USS CHARGER ACV 30
    Reclassified Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier (ACV) August 20 1942

  4. USS CHARGER CVE 30
    Reclassified Escort Carrier (CVE) July 15 1943
    Decommissioned March 15 1946
    Sold June 30 1947

    Converted for merchant service 1949 and renamed "SS FAIRSEA"
    Disabled by an engine room fire January 29 1969

    Sold 1969 to Italian shipbreakers and scrapped

Naval Covers

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  1. Charger Covers Page 1     (1942-46)

 

Postmarks

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
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Killer Bar Text

Date From
to
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


 

Locy Type
FDC 3z

1942-03-03

AVG-30. Cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type
FDC Pz

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. C-27

1942-03-03

AVG-30. First Day of Commission/Postal Service. Cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type
2(n)
Oct 27, 1945

1945-10-27

As CVE-30


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1946-01-25

As CVE-30


 

Locy Type
2z

1945-09-10

As CVE-30


 

Locy Type
2z*

1944-03-03

As CVE-30


 

Locy Type
3 (B-TTT)

c1946

As CVE-30
Add-on cachet by Michael F. Hebert (Mh Cachets)


 

Locy Type
3z

1942-08-18

As CVE-30


 

Locy Type
9vz

1942-06-26
to
1942-06-27

As AVG-30
Mark from back of cover

 

Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

NAMESAKE - A horse trained for battle / One that charges forward into battle.

 


 

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