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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.

    Aegir Class Submarine Tender
    Keel Laid March 31 1943 - Launched September 15 1943
    Acquired U.S. Navy November 20 1943

  1. USS AEGIR AS-23
    In Ferry Commission November 20 to December 3 1943
    Recommissioned September 8 1944 - Decommissioned October 18 1946
    Placed in reserve at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA

    Struck from Naval Register June 1 1971
    Sold May 16 1972 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 July 20 1944 - Disestablished May 8 1946


Locy Type


Censored Sailor's mail.


Locy Type


"The 9efu is seen with bars which are not attached to the cancel." (USCS Postmark Catalog)


Locy Type
LDPS 2tz May 8, 1946


Last Day of Postal Service.


Locy Type
LDPS 9efu


Last Day of Postal Service. "The 9efu is seen with bars which are not attached to the cancel." (USCS Postmark Catalog)


Other Information

AEGIR earned the American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - In Norse mythology, the god who presides over the stormy seas.



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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