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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.

    YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper
    Keel Laid June 3 1943 - Launched October 14 1943

  1. USS YMS-324
    Commissioned February 28 1944

  2. USS GULL AMS-16
    Redesignated Motor Minesweeper (AMS) February 17 1947 and named

    Reclassified Coastal Minesweeper (Underwater Locator) (AMCU) August 1 1954

  4. USS GULL MHC-46
    Reclassified Coastal Minehunter (MHC) February 7 1955
    Decommisioned January 14 1958

    Struck from Naval Register March 1959
    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. Covers Page 1     (1949)



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 To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


Locy Type
17000 Branch
Sasebo, Japan


As AMS-16. The cancel's year date is identified in pencil on the reverse.


Other Information

GULL was awarded two battle stars for World War II service and nine battle stars and the Navy Unit Commendation for Korean service

NAMESAKE - A long-winged, usually white, web-footed swimming bird having the lower mandible hooked



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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