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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 1943 - Launched November 12 1943
    Acquired by U.S. Navy March 31 1944

    Placed in Ferry Commission April 24 - May 25 1944
    Commissioned July 10 1944 - Decommissioned May 24 1946

    Struck from Naval Register June 19 1946
    Delivered to Maritime Commission
    Transferred to U.S. 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
    Placed in Reduced Operational Status May 28 1955

    Struck from Naval Register 1958
    Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont Group
    Transferred July 31 1967 to Gulf S.S. Corp.

  4. GREEN PORT (Commercial Service)
    Renamed September 1967

    Sold February 6 1980 to Kai Sheng Steel Enterprise Corp. 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. Covers Page 1     (1946)



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


As AP-137


Locy Type
Branch 17026
Izmir, Turkey


As T-AP-137


Other Information

GENERAL S. D. STURGIS received 3 battle stars for Korean War service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (3) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

NAMESAKE - Samuel Davis Sturgis (August 1 1861 - March 6 1933)
Sturgis graduated from the Military Academy in 1884 and served in the Artillery. Following duty in San Francisco, New York, Missouri, Maryland, and Kansas, he served in the Philippines, Dakota Territory, and Cuba. He returned to the Philippines in 1901 and subsequently was on duty in Utah, Wyoming, Texas, and Hawaii. General Sturgis served with the AEF in France during World War I commanding in turn the 87th and 80th Divisions. He participated in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and in the occupation of the 1st Army Defensive Sector. After the war he served in Georgia, Arkansas, Illinois, Ohio, Panama, and Maryland before retiring August 1 1925. General Sturgis died March 6 1933 at Washington, D.C.



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