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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.

    Lassen Class Ammunition Ship
    Keel Laid June 20 1944 - Launched September 17 1944

    Commissioned February 15 1945 - Decommissioned October 19 1946
    Laid up in The Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Orange, March 8 1960
    Transferred to The National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX., June 30 1960

    Struck from Naval Register July 1 1960
    Sold February 16 1978 to B.S. & S. Inc. Beaumont, TX 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     (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 15 1945 - Disestablished September 9 1946


Locy Type
3z (BOB)




Locy Type P

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-11


USCS Postmark Catalog only lists this as Type LDPS


Locy Type
LDPS P Sep 10, 1946

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-11


Last Day Postal Service


Other Information

AKUTAN earned 2 Battle Stars (WWII)
* Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, May 21 to June 18 1945
* 3rd Fleet operations against Japan
July 15 to August 15 1945

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal

NAMESAKE - An island and an active volcano in the Aleutian Islands



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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