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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.

    Pasig Class Distilling Ship
    Keel Laid June 9 1944 as MISSION SAN LORENZO
    Renamed and designated Fleet Oiler AO-92 July 25 1944
    Launched August 6 1944
    Redesignated Distilling Ship (AW) August 24 1944
    Acquired by U.S. Navy November 28 1944

    Commissioned January 29 1945 - Decommissioned January 27 1947

    Struck from Naval Register July 1 1960
    Transferred to MARAD for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
    Reacquired and reinstated in Naval Register September 27 1962
    Used as backup Fresh Water Ship at Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
    Struck from Naval Register May 1 1970
    Destroyed as target March 1 1980

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. Abatan Covers Page 1     (1945-46)



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

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

Post Office Established February 10 1945 - Disestablished June 24 1946


Locy Type


Censored sailor's mail


Locy Type

(Br. #15593)




Locy Type
2z + SLKb(n) (29x3.5)




Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
China Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

NAMESAKE - A river located in the southwestern part of Bohol Island in the Philippines.



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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