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<h3>Ship Name and Designation History</h3>
<h3>Ship Name and Designation History</h3>
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime.  
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime.  
The list is in chronological order.
The list is in chronological order.
<ol>Ontario Class Collier / Prometheus Class Repair Ship<br/>  
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Keel Laid October 18 1907 - Launched December 5 1908<br/><br/>  
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Ontario Class Collier / Prometheus Class Repair Ship<br/>  
Keel Laid 18 October 1907 - Launched 5 December 1908<br/><br/>  
<li>'''USS ONTARIO Fleet Collier No. 2'''<br/>
<li>'''USS ONTARIO Fleet Collier No. 2'''<br/>
Commissioned January 15 1910 - Decommissioned April 7 1913 for conversion to Repair Ship<br/><br/>  
Commissioned 15 January 1910 - Decommissioned 7 April 1913 for conversion to Repair Ship<br/><br/>  
<li>'''USS PROMETHEUS Repair Ship No. 2'''<br/>
<li>'''USS PROMETHEUS Repair Ship No. 2'''<br/>
Recommissioned December 23 1914<br/><br/>  
Recommissioned 23 December 1914<br/><br/>  
<li>'''USS PROMETHEUS AR-3'''<br/>
<li>'''USS PROMETHEUS AR-3'''<br/>
Designated (AR) July 17 1920<br/>
Designated (AR) 17 July 1920 - Decommissioned 4 October 1924<br/>
Decommissioned October 4 1924<br/>
Recommissioned 15 May 1942 - Decommissioned 1 July 1946<br/><br/>  
Recommissioned May 15 1942 - Decommissioned July 1 1946<br/><br/>  
Struck from Naval Register 31 July 1946<br/>
Struck from Naval Register July 31 1946<br/>
Transferred to Maritime Commission for disposal<br/><br/>  
Transferred to Maritime Commission for disposal<br/><br/>  
Sold August 29 1950 for scrap
Sold 29 August 1950 for scrap
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[[Image:Prometheus_AR3_Statue.jpg|thumb|center|150px]]
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<h3>Naval Covers</h3>
<h3>Naval Covers</h3>
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range for covers on that page.
range for covers on that page.
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<li>[[USS PROMETHEUS AR-3_Covers_Page_1 | Covers Page 1 ]] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;(1946)</li>
<li>[[USS PROMETHEUS AR-3_Covers_Page_1 | USS Prometheus AR-3 Covers Page 1]] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;(1916-1946)</li>
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Date From<br/>to<br/>Date To</th>
Postmark<br/>Date</th>
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<th align="center" width="350">Thumbnail Link To<br/>Postmark Image</th>
<th align="center" width="120">Thumbnail Link To<br/>Cover Image</th>
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Locy Type<br/>1z
Locy Type 1z
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1919-04-06
1919-04-06
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Note: Sailor's Mail
Sailor's Mail
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Locy Type<br/>2ty<br/><br/>USCS Postmark<br/>Catalog Illus. P-81
Locy Type 2ty<br/><br/>USCS Postmark<br/>Catalog Illus. P-81
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1916-04-02
1916-04-02
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[[Image:GregCiesielski_Prometheus_AR3_19160402_1_Postmark.jpg|thumb|center|300px]]
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Locy Type<br/>2ty<br/><br/>USCS Postmark<br/>Catalog Illus. P-81
Locy Type 3<br/><br/>"CHARLESTON /<br/>S. C."<br/><br/>(1916)
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1916-04-02
1916-08-10
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[[Image:GregCiesielski_Prometheus_AR3_19160402_1_Front.jpg|thumb|center|200px]]
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Dial text - "U.S.S. PROMETHEUS, [comma] PACIFIC STA. [period]".  RPPC, sender at Old Cathedral in Panama.
Sailors Mail
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Locy Type<br/>3 1916
Locy Type 3<br/><br/>"SAN DIEGO /<br/>CALIF"<br/><br/>(1924)
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1918-03-08
1924-04-20
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[[Image:JonBurdett prometheus ar3 19180308 pm.jpg|thumb|center|300px]]
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Official Business
Sailors Mail
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Locy Type<br/>3s
Locy Type 3s
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1922-01-16
1922-01-16
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Locy Type 9v
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1922-05-23
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Cut-Square (as was the practice of the day)
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Locy Type<br/>3s
Locy Type 9w
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1922-01-16
1922-05-24
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[[Image:GregCiesielski_Prometheus_AR3_19220116_1_Front.jpg|thumb|center|200px]]
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[[Image:GregCiesielski_Prometheus_AR3_19220116_1_Back.jpg|thumb|center|100px]]
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Picture postcard from Cuba
Cut-Square (as was the practice of the day)
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<h4>3rd Commissioning May 15 1942 to July 1 1946</h4>
<h4>3rd Commissioning May 15 1942 to July 1 1946</h4>
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Locy Type<br/>2(n)
Locy Type 2(n)
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1946-06-20
1946-06-20
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[[Image:JonBurdett prometheus ar3 19460620 pm.jpg|thumb|center|300px]]
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1943-03-24
1943-03-24
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[[Image:GregCiesielski_Prometheus_AR3_19430324_1_Postmark.jpg|thumb|center|300px]]
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1946-07-01
1946-07-01
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<h3>Other Information</h3>
<h3>Other Information</h3>
Awards, Citations, and Campaign Ribbons...<br/>
The USS PROMETHEUS earned the following awards during her Naval career - Mexican Service Medal, Haitian Campaign Medal (with date bar 1919-1920); World War I Victory Medal (with Mobile Base clasp); China Service Medal; American Campaign Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 1 Battle star; World War II Victory Medal; Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) and the Philippines Liberation Medal.<br/><br/>
Mexican Service Medal - Haitian Campaign Medal - World War I Victory Medal - China Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (w/ 1 Battle star) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp).<br/><br/>
'''NAMESAKE''' - In Greek mythology, a Titan and brother of Epimetheus and Atlas, who stole a spark from heaven and gave it as a gift of fire to newly-created mankind. To punish him for this act, Zeus (Jupiter) chained him to a rock in the Caucasus, where an eagle daily tore at his liver. Each night Prometheus regenerated his damaged liver, until finally he was delivered from his torment by Hercules.<br/><br/>
'''NAMESAKE''' - In Greek mythology, a Titan and brother of Epimetheus and Atlas, who stole a spark from heaven and gave it as a gift of fire to newly-created mankind. To punish him for this act, Zeus (Jupiter) chained him to a rock in the Caucasus, where an eagle daily tore at his liver. Each night Prometheus regenerated his damaged liver, until finally he was delivered from his torment by Hercules.<br/><br/>
Two ships of the US Navy have been named PROMETHEUS - USS Prometheus (Brig, 1814) and USS Prometheus AR-3.
Two ships of the US Navy have been named PROMETHEUS - USS Prometheus (Brig, 1814) and USS Prometheus AR-3.

Revision as of 20:34, 30 December 2015

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.


    Ontario Class Collier / Prometheus Class Repair Ship
    Keel Laid 18 October 1907 - Launched 5 December 1908

  1. USS ONTARIO Fleet Collier No. 2
    Commissioned 15 January 1910 - Decommissioned 7 April 1913 for conversion to Repair Ship

  2. USS PROMETHEUS Repair Ship No. 2
    Recommissioned 23 December 1914

  3. USS PROMETHEUS AR-3
    Designated (AR) 17 July 1920 - Decommissioned 4 October 1924
    Recommissioned 15 May 1942 - Decommissioned 1 July 1946

    Struck from Naval Register 31 July 1946
    Transferred to Maritime Commission for disposal

    Sold 29 August 1950 for scrap
Prometheus AR3 Statue.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 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. USS Prometheus AR-3 Covers Page 1     (1916-1946)

 


Postmarks

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
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image



2nd Commissioning December 23 1914 to October 4 1924


 

Locy Type 1z

1919-04-06

GregCiesielski Prometheus AR3 19190406 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Prometheus AR3 19190406 1 Front.jpg

Sailor's Mail


 

Locy Type 2ty

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-81

1916-04-02

GregCiesielski Prometheus AR3 19160402 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Prometheus AR3 19160402 1 Back.jpg

Dial text - "U.S.S. PROMETHEUS, [comma] PACIFIC STA. [period]". RPPC, sender at Old Cathedral in Panama.


 

Locy Type 3

"CHARLESTON /
S. C."

(1916)

1916-08-10

GregCiesielski Prometheus AR3 19160810 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Prometheus AR3 19160810 1 Front.jpg

Sailors Mail


 

Locy Type 3

"SAN DIEGO /
CALIF"

(1924)

1924-04-20

GregCiesielski Prometheus AR3 19240420 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Prometheus AR3 19240420 1 Front.jpg

Sailors Mail


 

Locy Type 3s

1922-01-16

GregCiesielski Prometheus AR3 19220116 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Prometheus AR3 19220116 1 Back.jpg

Picture postcard from Cuba


 

Locy Type 9v

1922-05-23

GregCiesielski Prometheus AR3 19220523 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Prometheus AR3 19220523 1 Front.jpg

Cut-Square (as was the practice of the day)


 

Locy Type 9w

1922-05-24

GregCiesielski Prometheus AR3 19220524 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Prometheus AR3 19220523 1 Front.jpg

Cut-Square (as was the practice of the day)


3rd Commissioning May 15 1942 to July 1 1946


 

Locy Type 2(n)

1946-06-20

JonBurdett prometheus ar3 19460620 pm.jpg
JonBurdett prometheus ar3 19460620.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3z (BBT)

1943-03-24

GregCiesielski Prometheus AR3 19430324 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Prometheus AR3 19430324 1 Front.jpg

Censored Officers Mail


 

Locy Type
LDPS 2(n)

1946-07-01

GregCiesielski Prometheus AR3 19460701 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Prometheus AR3 19460701 1 Front.jpg

Last Day of Postal Service

 

Other Information

The USS PROMETHEUS earned the following awards during her Naval career - Mexican Service Medal, Haitian Campaign Medal (with date bar 1919-1920); World War I Victory Medal (with Mobile Base clasp); China Service Medal; American Campaign Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 1 Battle star; World War II Victory Medal; Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) and the Philippines Liberation Medal.

NAMESAKE - In Greek mythology, a Titan and brother of Epimetheus and Atlas, who stole a spark from heaven and gave it as a gift of fire to newly-created mankind. To punish him for this act, Zeus (Jupiter) chained him to a rock in the Caucasus, where an eagle daily tore at his liver. Each night Prometheus regenerated his damaged liver, until finally he was delivered from his torment by Hercules.

Two ships of the US Navy have been named PROMETHEUS - USS Prometheus (Brig, 1814) and USS Prometheus AR-3.

 


 

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