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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.

    Camano Class Light Cargo Ship
    Keel Laid 1943 for the US Army, as FS-214
    Delivered to the US Army in 1944
    Acquired by the US Navy, 30 September 1947

  1. USS MARK AG-143
    Commissioned 2 December 1947

  2. USS MARK AKL-12
    Redesignated (AKL-12) 13 March 1949
    Decommissioned 1956

  3. MARK AKL-12
    Place in service in 1956
    Placed out of Service 1 October 1965

  4. USS MARK AKL-12
    Recommissioned 1 October 1965 - Decommissioned 1 July 1971

  5. ROCS YUNG KANG A-514 (Taiwanese Naval Service)
    Leased to Taiwan 1 July 1971 - Sold to Taiwan 1 May 1976

    Struck from the Naval Register 15 April 1976
    Final Disposition - 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. USS Mark AKL-12 Covers Page 1     (DATE RANGE)



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 2
17005 Branch
Midway Island


The ship had no postal facilities.


Other Information

USS MARK earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the Navy Unit Commendation, the National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 bronze star, the Vietnam Service Medal w/ 10 Campaign stars, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Ribbon (4 awards), the Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation Ribbon and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - An island off the coast of Maine.



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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