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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.

    Greenville Victory Class Cargo Ship
    Keel Laid March 21 1944 - Launched May 28 1944
    Delivered to WSA July 8 1944
    Placed in operation July 8 1944 under charter by Sea Shipping Co., NY, N.Y.
    Returned to Maritime Commission August 8 1946
    Chartered to Pacific Transport Lines, Inc.
    Returned to Maritime Commission January 1 1948
    Chartered to States Marine Corp. of Delaware
    Returned to Maritime Commission
    Acquired by U.S. Army Transportation Service March 30 1948

    Commissioned March 30 1948 - Decommissioned March 1 1950
    Acquired by U.S. Navy March 1 1950
    Assigned to Military Sea Transportation Service

    Placed In Service March 1 1950 - Out of Service (Date unknown)
    Transferred to Maritime Administration (MARAD) March 22 1976

    Struck from Naval Register January 16 1978
    Sold May 26 1983 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     (1965)



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


US Army/Air Force/
Postal System/4-bar


No Image

1965 Arctic Operations cachet. The ship had no postal facilities.


Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)





Other Information

USNS GREENVILLE VICTORY earned two (2) National Defense Service Medals, the Korean Service Medal, the Antarctic Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal (w/ 2 campaign stars), the United Nations Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal during her Naval career

NAMESAKE - Former name retained



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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