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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
    Authorized as Aircraft Escort Vessel CHAPIN BAY (AVG)
    Reclassified Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier (ACV) August 20 1942
    Keel Laid January 23 1943
    Renamed April 3 1943
    Reclassified Escort Carrier (CVE) July 15 1943

    Commissioned October 23 1943

  2. USS ST. LO CVE-63
    Renamed October 10 1944
    SUNK (Kamikaze) October 25 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf, off Samar

    126 men were lost with the ship and remain on active duty

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. Midway CVE-63 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

Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


Locy Type




Other Information

ST. LO received the Presidential Unit Citation for the heroism of her crew in the Battle off Samar and four battle stars for World War II service

NAMESAKE - The French town where the decisive breakout of the Normandy beachhead had taken place July 18 1944



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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