From NavalCoverMuseum
Revision as of 23:07, 8 January 2018 by JohnG3938 (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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.

    Falcon Class Motor Minesweeper
    Keel Laid 29 January 1953 as AMS-198
    Launched 19 June 1954
    Reclassified Coastal Minesweeper (MSC) 7 February 1955

    Commissioned 16 March 1955
    Decommissioned sometime between March 1971 and January 1972

  2. PEACOCK MSC-198
    Placed in service as a Naval Reserve training ship at Long Beach, CA
    Placed out of service 1 July 1975

    Struck from the Naval Register 1 July 1975
    Sold for scrap 1 September 1976
Peacock MSC198 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 Peacock MSC-198 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
13757 Branch

Sasebo, Japan


JohnGermann Peacock MSC198 19690930 1 Front.jpg

The ship had no postal facilities.


Other Information

NAMESAKE - A bird noted for its colorful tail feathers.

Four ships of the US Navy have borne the name PEACOCK - USS Peacock (1813 Sloop-of-War), USS Peacock (1828 Sloop-of-War), USS Peacock AM-46 and USS Peacock MSC-198.



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.


Copyright 2023 Naval Cover Museum