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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.

    Casablanca Class Escort Carrier
    Keel Laid 19 March 1943 as "EMPEROR"
    Designated Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier (ACV)
    Renamed 28 June 1943 as "NASSUK BAY"
    Redesignated 15 July 1943 as Escort Carrier (CVE)
    Launched 6 October 1943
    Renamed 6 November 1943

    Commissioned 21 November 1943 - Decommissioned 15 May 1946

    Struck from Naval Register 5 June 1946
    Sold 22 December 1946 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 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 Solomons CVE-67 Covers Page 1     (1945-1946)



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 To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

Post Office Established 21 November 1943 - Disestablished 7 May 1946


Locy Type

Oct 27, 1945


"Victory Cancel"


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Other Information

USS Solomons earned the American Campaign Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - The Battle of the Solomons November 12-15 1942.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. F. J. McKenna.



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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