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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.

    Nero Class Collier
    Built 1885 as WHITGIFT
    Purchased by U.S. Navy 8 June 1898

  1. USS NERO Collier #17
    Commissioned 8 June 1898 - Decommissioned 7 January 1899
    Recommissioned 10 April 1899 - Decommissioned 20 May 1900
    Recommissioned 4 October 1900 - Decommissioned 31 July 1913
    Recommissioned 29 April 1914

  2. USS NERO AC-17
    Designated (AC) 17 July 1920
    Decommissioned 12 September 1921

    Struck from Naval Register (Date unknown)
    Sold 29 July 1922 to A. Bercovich and Co. Oakland, CA
    Fate unknown
Nero Crest.jpg

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 Nero AC-17 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 To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


Locy Type


GregCiesielski Nero AC17 19210307 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Nero AC17 19210307 1 Front.jpg

Sailors Mail on postcard.


Locy Type SL


GregCiesielski Nero AC17 19180404 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Nero AC17 19180404 1 Front.jpg

Censored, Official Business.


Other Information

USS NERO AC-17 earned the following awards during her Naval career - Spanish Campaign Medal; Mexican Service Medal and the World War I Victory Medal (with Mobile Base Clasp).

NAMESAKE - Lucius Domitus Nero, sixth emperor of Rome, ruled from 54 to 68 A.D. His reign is notorious for the great fire which nearly destroyed Rome in 64 A.D. and which Nero charged to the Christians.



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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