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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.

    Cimmeron Class Fleet Oiler
    Keel Laid 26 October 1944 - Launched 14 April 1945

  2. Commissioned 21 August 1945 - Decommissioned 21 December 1970

    Transferred to MARAD 13 November 1971
    Struck from Naval Register 1 June 1973
    Sold 22 March 1976 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. USS Allagash AO-97 Covers Page 1     (1945-1969)



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 2 July 1945 - Disestablished 3 September 1970


Locy Type


New Year's Day cachet (used early) by Donald R. Graf


Locy Type
2(n+) (U S S)




Locy Type

(Br. #15885)




Locy Type




Other Information

USS ALLAGASH earned the World War II Victory Medal, the National Defense Service Medal (2 awards) and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named for a river in Piscataquis and Aroostook Counties in northern Maine that flows into the St. John River.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Reuben D. Vining.



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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