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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.

    Admiral W. S. Benson Class Transport
    Keel Laid 24 April 1944 - Launched 25 February 1945

    Commissioned 7 July 1945 - Decommissioned 14 May 1946

    Transferred to the US Army Transportation Service May 1946
    Commissioned 1 August 1946 - Decommissioned 1950

    Reacquired by the US Navy and assigned to the Military Sea Transport Service (MSTS)
    Placed in Service 1 March 1950 - Placed out of Service (Date Unknown)

    Transferred to the permanent custody of MARAD 30 June 1970
    Struck from the Naval Register 20 August 1990
    Final Disposition, 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. USNS General Maurice Rose T-AP-126 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

Brooklyn, NY


The ship had no postal facilities.


Other Information

USS ADMIRAL HUGH RODMAN / GENERAL MAURICE ROSE earned the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia/Europe clasp), the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal w/ 2 Campaign stars and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Admiral Hugh Rodman, KCB, USN (6 January 1859 – 7 June 1940)
        Rodman was an officer in the United States Navy who served during the Spanish–American War and World War I, later serving as the Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet from 1919 to 1921.
Two ships of the US Navy have been named in his honor - USS Rodman Dd-456 and USS Admiral Hugh Rodman AP-126.

NAMESAKE - Major General Maurice Rose, USA (26 November 1899 - 31 March 1945)
        Rose enlisted as a private in the Colorado National Guard in June 1916; attended Officers Training School at Fort Riley, Kans., in 1917; and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Infantry 15 August. In May 1918 he sailed with the 333d Infantry for duty in France, where he participated in the St. Mihiel Offensive. After his return to the United States in January 1920, he served during the next two decades at various posts in the United States and at Corozal, C.Z. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he became Chief of Staff of the 2d Armored Division in January 1942. Promoted to Brigadier General 2 June 1943, he assumed command of the 3d Armored Division in France 7 August 1944. He was promoted to Major General 5 September and was killed in action in Germany 31 March 1945.



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