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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.

    Osprey Class Coastal Minehunter
    Keel Laid June 16 1988 - Launched March 23 1991

    Commissioned November 22 1993 - Decommissioned June 15 2006

    Struck from Navy Register (Date unknown)
    Laid up in Reserve Fleet at Beaumont, TX

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 incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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     (DATE RANGE)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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


Machine Postmark

Savannah, GA




Machine Cancel

Corpus Christi, TX



Ship's crest


USPS Type 9

Ingleside, TX



Decommissioning, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


Other Information

NAMESAKE - A medium-large raptor which is a specialist fish-eater with a worldwide distribution.

Five ships of the US Navy have borne the name OSPREY - USS Osprey AM-29, USS Osprey AM-56, USS Osprey AM-406 a minesweeper cancelled in 1945, USS Osprey MSC(O)-28 and USS Osprey MHC-51.



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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