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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.

    Yellowstone Class Destroyer Tender
    Keel Laid February 14 1978 - Launched July 28 1979

    Commissioned June 6 1981 - Decommissioned December 16 1994
    Laid up at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Pearl Harbor HI

    Struck from Naval Register December 13 2007
    SUNK during "Valiant Shield 2010" September 20 2010 (SINKEX)

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. Covers Page 1     (1982-92)



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
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link To
Full Cover Image

Post Office Established June 4 1981 - Disestablished December 16 1994


Locy Type
FDC 2-1(n+) Jun 6, 1981




Locy Type

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-92




Locy Type

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-92a




Locy Type
2-1(n+) (D1,USS)




Locy Type
Meter OFR2
(#520013) ZIP 96647



On Piece


Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Navy Unit Commendation Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Battle "E" Ribbons (5) - Navy Expeditionary Medal (1-Persian Gulf) - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2-Persian Gulf, 1-Operation Restore Hope, Somalia) - Southwest Asia Service Medal (2) - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

NAMESAKE - Named for the National Park in the state of Maine, a scenic, rugged coastal area on Mount Desert Island and the most prominent elevation on the eastern seaboard.



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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