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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.

    Redwing Class Motor Minesweeper
    Keel Laid 7 January 1954 as AMS-207
    Launched 13 August 1954
    Reclassified as a Coastal Minesweeper (MSC) 7 February 1955

    Commissioned 20 October 1955 - Decommissioned 15 December 1970

    Placed "in service" as a Naval Reserve Training Ship 15 December 1970
    Placed "out of service" 30 June 1975

    Struck from the Naval Register 1 July 1975

  3. RSS JUPITER M 101
    Sold to the Republic of Singapore and renamed
    Discarded in 1990
Whippoorwill MSC207 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 Whippoorwill MSC-207 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
17002 Branch
Yokosuka, Japan


JohnGermann Whippoorwill MSC207 19580612 1 Front.jpg

The ship had no postal facilities.


Other Information

USS WHIPPOORWILL received the Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ six battle stars and the Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A small nocturnal bird common to the eastern United States, so-called for its reiterated cry.

Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name WHIPPOORWILL - USS Whippoorwill ATO-169 and USS Whippoorwill MSC-207.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Walter A. Yatch.



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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