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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.

    Barnegat Class Small Seaplane Tender
    Keel Laid August 3 1942 - Launched November 8 1942

    Commissioned February 23 1944 - Decommissioned June 30 1947
    Recommissioned September 2 1948

    Redesignated Survey Ship (AGS) August 1949
    Decommissioned April 15 1970

    Struck from Naval Register April 15 1970
    Sold September 1970 for scrap

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. Rehoboth Covers Page 1    (1945-48)



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 To
Postmark Image
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Cover Image

Post Office Established March 15 1944 - Disestablished April 25 1947


Locy Type


As AVP-50


Locy Type


As AVP-50
The sender, Walter H. Neumann; Radioman 3rd Class USN, typed a letter to his parents on Sept 26 aboard the USS Rehoboth, postmarked it on September 27 from the ship, postmarked it again from Perth Australia on September 29th and postmarked it again on October 1 1946 from Columbus OH. This cover, although postmarked from the ship, is actually a Flight Cover. Using the 3rd produced Navy P2V-1 Neptune aircraft named "Truculent Turtle" (or simple "Turtle"), this aircraft flew from Perth Australia to Columbus OH non-stop. This was a distance of 11,236.6 miles in 55 hours-18 minutes. This record would stand until 1962.


Locy Type


As AVP-50


Locy Type SL


As AVP-50
Backside of the September 27 1946 cover.

Post Office Reestablished October 15 1948 - Disestablished April 15 1970


Locy Type
FDPS 2t(nu) Oct 15, 1948


As AVP-50
First Day of Postal Service.


Locy Type
2(n) (AVP 50)


As AVP-50


Locy Type
2(n+) (AGS)


As AGS-50
Independence Day cachet by Morris W. Beck but postmarked later.


Locy Type
2t(nu) (AVP)


As AVP-50


Other Information

USS REHOBOTH earned the American Campaign Medal, the Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia/Europe clasp), the National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), the Vietnam Service Medal (with 2 campaign stars) and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named for the city of Rehoboth, Delaware



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