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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.

    YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper
    Keel Laid 28 August 1942 as YMS-201
    Launched 19 November 1942 - Completed 24 July 1943

  1. USS YMS-201
    Commissioned 29 July 1943 - Decommissioned 8 August 1946

  2. USS AMS-6
    Reclassified Motor Minesweeper (AMS) 17 February 1947

    Named 18 February 1947

    Reclassified Coastal Minesweeper, Old (MSC(O) 7 February 1955
    Decommissioned (Date Unknown)

    Struck from the Naval Register 1 November 1959

    Civilian Service
    Sold in 1960 to Marine Acoustical Services, Inc. of Miami for use as a research vessel and renamed G. W. Pierce
    Sold in 1973 to Harry D. Oliver of Miami and renamed Oceanic
    Sold in 1975 to Maria Lina C. Estanislau of New York
    Sold in 1980 to David W. Haldeman of Newark, NJ
    Out of documentation by 1989
    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. USS Courser MSC(O)-6 Covers Page 1     (DATE RANGE)



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

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Machine Postmark

Jacksonville, FL


The ship had no postal facilities.


Other Information

NAMESAKE - One who moves from one point to another or pursues a quarry.

Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name COURSER - USS Courser AMc-32 and USS Courser MSC(O)-6.



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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