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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.

    Bayfield Class Attack Transport
    Keel Laid January 7 1944 as "SS SEA WREN"
    Launched May 31 1944

    Commissioned November 11 1944 - Decommissioned April 5 1946
    Returned to MARAD (Date unknown)

    Struck from Naval Register May 8 1946
    Sold 1947 for commercial service

  2. SS HAWAIIAN CITIZEN (Commercial Service)
    Converted to Container Ship 1960

    Scrapped March 1982 at Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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 Goodhue APA-107 Covers Page 1     (1945)



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


Locy Type 2z


Envelope from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Dept of California, Canteen Service.


Locy Type 9#


Registered, Official Business


Locy Type 9#


Registered, Official Business


Locy Type Pz
(with bars added)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. G-17


Sailor's mail from Tokyo Bay. From the Tom Kean collection.


Other Information

USS GOODHUE earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (w/ 1 Battle star), the World War II Victory Medal and the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A county in Minnesota.



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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