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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.

    Acubens Class General Stores Issue Ship
    Keel Laid November 25 1943 as Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull
    Launched January 8 1944

  1. JEAN LOUIS (U.S. Liberty Ship)
    Acquired by U.S. Navy February 9 1944

    Commissioned July 15 1944 - Decommissioned March 11 1946

    Struck from Naval Register (date unknown)
    Transferred June 20 1947 to the Maritime Commission
    Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet Suisun Bay Group, Benecia, CA

    Sold October 14 1964 to Schnitzer Steel Co., Portland, OR 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. 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 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 June 15 1944 - Disestablished January 14 1946


Locy Type

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-6




Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

NAMESAKE - Named for the brightest star in the constellation, Cance



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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