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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.

    Shanandoah Class Destroyer Tender
    Keel Laid (Date unknown) as Maritime Commission (C3) hull
    Launched September 19 1945
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet, Long Beach
    Used as Headquarters for Long Beach Group of Pacific Reserve Fleet

    Commissioned June 9 1962 - Decommissioned March 11 1970
    Laid up September 1 1971 in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay

    Struck from Naval Register September 15 1976
    Withdrawn from Reserve April 29 1977 and transferred to U.S Navy for stripping
    Sold December 21 1977 to Waterman Supply Co. for non-transportation use
    Delivered at Pearl Harbor January 18 1978

    Resold by Waterman Supply to International steel Co. 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     (1962-67)



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
FDC 2(n)


First Day in Commission


Locy Type
FDC 7t(nu)


First Day in Commission


Locy Type




Locy Type
2t(n+u) (USS)




Other Information

ISLE ROYALE earned 1 campaign star for Vietnam War service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (1)

NAMESAKE - A National Park in Michigan



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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