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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.

    Casablanca Class Escort Carrier
    Authorized 20 August 1942 as Auxiliary Carrier TONOWEK BAY (ACV)
    Redesignated 15 July 1942 as Escort Carrier (CVE)
    Renamed 6 November 1943
    Keel Laid 29 March 1944 - Launched 8 June 1944

  1. USS MUNDA CVE-104
    Commissioned 8 July 1944 - Decommissioned 13 September 1946

  2. USS MUNDA CVU-104
    Redesignated Utility Carrier (CVU) 12 June 1955 while in reserve

    Struck from Naval Register 1 September 1958
    Sold 17 June 1960 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. USS Munda CVE-104 Covers Page 1     (1945-1946)



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

Post Office Established 5 July 1944 - Disestablished 28 May 1946


Locy Type 2z




Locy Type 2#

(Br. #16082)




Locy Type


Registered, Official mail. From the Richard F. Hoffner collection.


Locy Type P

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. M-83


Tokyo Bay


Other Information

USS MUNDA earned 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 w/ "Asia" clasp during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE (Tonowek Bay) - A bay off Gulf of Esquibel, between Prince of Wales and Heceta Islands, Alexander Archipelago, Alaska.

NAMESAKE (Munda) - Munda airfield, New Georgia Island, Solomons.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. James E. Dyer.



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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