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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.

    British Flower Class Corvette/Action Class Patrol Gunboat
    Keel Laid as CN305 by the Collingwood Shipyard, Collingwood, ONT, Canada
    Named HMS CORNEL K 278
    Acquired by the US Navy 6 January 1942
    Launched 4 September 1942

    Commissioned 10 December 1942 - Decommissioned 4 October 1945

    Struck from the Navy list 24 October 1945
    Transferred to the WSA 22 September 1947
    Sold to Societe Anonima Navigazione Toscana of Livorno, Italy & renamed Rio Marina
    Renamed Porto Ferraio (the chief town of Elba Island)
    Fate unknown.

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. USS Alacrity PG-87 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 name and/or commissioning period. 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


Locy Type


The ship had no postal facilities.


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Brisk and cheerful readiness.

Three ships of the US Navy have borne the name ALACRITY - USS Alacrity SP-206, USS Alacrity PG-87 and USS Alacrity AG-520



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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