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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.

    Gato Class Submarine
    Keel Laid May 21 1942 - Launched January 24 1943

  1. USS PARGO SS-264
    Commissioned April 26 1943 - Decommissioned June 12 1946

  2. PARGO SS-264
    Placed In Service as Naval Reserve Training Vessel 1946
    Placed Out of Service December 1 1960

    Struck from Naval Register December 1 1960
    Sold January 17 1961 for scrap
Pargo SS264 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. Covers Page 1     (1943)



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


Groton CT


JonBurdett pargo ss264 19420523.jpg
JonBurdett pargo ss264 19420523 cach.jpg

Keel Laying (2 days late)


Locy Type


Groton CT


GregCiesielski Pargo SS264 19430124 1 Front.jpg

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Machine Cancel

Groton CT


GregCiesielski Pargo SS264 19430426 1 Front.jpg

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Groton CT


JonBurdett pargo ss264 19430426.jpg
JonBurdett pargo ss264 19430426 cach.jpg







Other Information

PARGO earned 8 battle stars for her World War II service

Credited with sinking...
The 5874-ton Japanese Troop Transport MANJU MARU, November 29 1943 in the Marianas
The 1933-ton Japanese Troop Transport SHOKO MARU, December 1 1943 off Ulithi
The 758-ton Japanese Auxiliary Netlayer EIRYU MARU, May 4 1944 off Mindanao
The 5236-ton Japanese Army Cargo Ship YAMAGIKU MARU, June 28 1944 Sulu Sea
The 599-ton Japanese Auxiliary Netlayer HINOKI MARU, September 10 1944 Java Sea
The 1600-ton Japanese Minelayer AOTAKA, September 26 1944 off Borneo
The 5226-ton Japanese Fleet Tanker YUHO MARU, November 26 1944 off Sarawak
PARGO bombards Woody Island (French Indo-China), February 4 1945...
Destroys a Japanese weather station, radio equipment, an administration building, a jetty, and several fishing boats
The 1215-ton Japanese Destroyer NOKAZE, February 20 1945 off French Indo-China
The 5455-ton Japanese Merchant Cargo Ship RASHIN MARU, August 8 1945 off Korea

NAMESAKE - A fish of the genus Lutianus found in the West Indies.

There has been two submarines of the US Navy named PARGO - USS Pargo SS-264 and USS Pargo SSN-650.



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