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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.

    General G. O. Squier Class Transport
    Keel Laid (Date unknown) as Maritime Commission type (C4-S-A1) hull
    Launched April 21 1945
    Acquired by U.S. Navy September 12 1945

    Commissioned September 12 1945 - Decommissioned June 12 1946

    Struck from Naval Register July 3 1946
    Delivered to Maritime Commission
    Transferred to Army Transportation Service

    Commissioned 1946 - Decommissioned 1950
    Reacquired by U.S. Navy March 1 1950
    Assigned to Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS)

    Placed In Service 1950 - Out of Service June 24 1954
    Laid up March 7 1960 in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont Group

    Struck from Naval Register July 1960
    Transferred April 11 1968 to Sea-Land Inc.

  4. MOBILE (Commercial Service)
    Converted to Containership and renamed

    Sold June 15 1984 to Han Sung Salvage Co. Korea for scrap

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 GENERAL STUART HEINTZELMAN Covers Page 1     (1946)
  2. USNS GENERAL STUART HEINTZELMAN Covers Page 1     (1953)



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

(Br. #16108)


As AP-159


Brooklyn NY Machine


No Image

As T-AP-159


Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

NAMESAKE - Stuart Heintzelman (November 19 1876 - July 6 1935)
Heintzelman graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1899. He served with the 6th Cavalry in China during the Boxer Rebellion and in the Philippines during the insurrection. Subsequently stationed in South Dakota, the Philippines, and at Princeton University, during World War I he served with the A.E.F. in France and Italy. He participated in the French Chemin des Dames Offensive in French operations in Italy, and as Chief of Staff, 2d Army Zone. After the war, General Heintzelman was on duty at Washington, D.C., Illinois, Hawaii, New York, and Kansas until his death at Hot Springs, Ark., July 6 1935. For his services during World War I, General Heintzelman was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, the French Legion of Honor, and Croix de Guerre with Palm, and the Order of the Crown of Italy (Commendatore)



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