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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.

    Portunus Class Motor Torpedo Boat Tender
    Authorized as Tank Landing Ship LST-977
    Reclassified Motor Torpedo Boat Tender (AGP) 14 August 1944
    Keel Laid 12 December 1944 - Launched 15 January 1945

    Placed in Ferry Commission 8-23 February 1945
    Commissioned (Full) 28 July 1945 - Decommissioned 28 June 1946

    Struck from Naval Register 28 June 1947

  2. TCG ONARAN A-581 (Turkish Naval Service)
    Transferred to Turkey 10 May 1948 and renamed

    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 Alecto AGF-14 Covers Page 1     (1945)



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 12 July 1945 - Disestablished 25 June 1946


Locy Type




Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-17




Other Information

USS ALECTO earned the American Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - One of the furies in Greek mythology.



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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