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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.

    Acme Class Minesweeper
    Keel Laid 24 August 1955 - Launched 18 December 1956

    Commissioned 8 December 1958 - Decommissioned 20 December 1992

    Struck from the Navy Register 28 June 1993
    Sold 4 December 2000 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 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     (1961)



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

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image

Post Office Established October 5 1960 - Disestablished May 3 1961


Locy Type




Locy Type


Return address from USS Observer MSO-461


Locy Type


Note: Insert card


Locy Type
LDPS 2t(nu) May 3, 1961


Last Day Postal Service


Other Information

NAMESAKE - An assault or attack.

Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name AFFRAY - Affray AMc-112 and USS Affray MSO-511.



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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