ALDEBARAN AF 10

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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.

    Aldebaran Class Stores Ship
    Keel Laid November 28 1938 as Maritime Commission type (C2) hull
    Launched June 21 1939 as STAG HOUND
    Delivered to Grace Lines December 4 1939
    Purchased December 22 1940 by U.S. Navy and converted for Naval service

  1. USS ALDEBARAN AF-10
    Commissioned January 10 1941 - Decommissioned June 28 1968

    Struck from Naval Register June 1 1973
    Sold November 14 1974 for scrap
ALDEBARAN PATCH.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Aldebaran AF-10 Covers Page 1    (1941-66)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type / Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link To
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link To
Full Cover Image

Post Office Established October 9 1941 - Disestablished June 2 1942


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3 Oct 13, 1941

"FIRST DAY /
SERVICE"

1941-10-13

GregCiesielski Aldebaran AF10 19411013 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Aldebaran AF10 19411013 1 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service


 

Locy Type
FDPS 9v

1941-10-13

Bunter Aldebaran AF 10 19411013 1 pm2.jpg
Bunter Aldebaran AF 10 19411013 1 front.jpg

Notes:


 

Locy Type
FDPS 9fw

1941-10-13

Bunter Aldebaran AF 10 19411013 1 pm4.jpg
Bunter Aldebaran AF 10 19411013 1 front.jpg

Notes:


 

Locy Type
FDPS 9x

1941-10-13

Bunter Aldebaran AF 10 19411013 1 pm3.jpg
Bunter Aldebaran AF 10 19411013 1 front.jpg

Notes:


Post Office Reestablished September 30 1944 - Disestablished October 24 1946


 

Locy Type
2 1946

1946-09-27

GregCiesielski Aldebaran AF10 19460927 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Aldebaran AF10 19460927 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3z (BBT)

1943-03-08

JonBurdett aldebaran 19430308 pm.jpg
JonBurdett aldebaran 19430308.jpg

Note:


Post Office Reestablished October 12 1951 - Disestablished 1968


 

Locy Type
2 1951

1955-01-09

JonBurdett aldebaran af10 19550109 pm.jpg
JonBurdett aldebaran af10 19550109.JPG

Additional marking from Italian Minesweeper NOCE


 

Locy Type
2(n+)

1967-10-27

GregCiesielski Aldebaran AF10 19671027 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Aldebaran AF10 19671027 1 Front.jpg

USCS Postmark Catalog lists as Type 2(n)...Hyphen clearly visible
Cachet by Martin W. Longseth


 

Locy Type
9efu

1967-10-27

GregCiesielski Aldebaran AF10 19671027 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Aldebaran AF10 19671027 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by Martin W. Longseth


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-68

1966-68

GregCiesielski Aldebaran AF10 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Aldebaran AF10 1 Front.jpg

No date in dial but the stamp was issued in 1966 and the ship was decommissioned in 1968 so that gives a estimate as to the time of use.


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-68

1966-06-02

JonBurdett aldebaran af10 19660602 pm.jpg
JonBurdett aldebaran af10 19660602.jpg

"A-68 had no slots for the date, which was always added by a separate rubber stamp" - USCS Postmark Catalog

 

Other Information

USS ALDEBARAN earned the American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp), the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (w/ 2 Campaign stars), the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp), the National Defense Service Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (w/ 2 stars)

NAMESAKE - Named for a star of the first magnitude in the constellation Taurus.

 


 

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