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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.

    Crater Class Cargo Ship
    Keel Laid October 2 1942 as Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull
    Launched December 7 1942

  1. SS ROBERT T. LINCOLN (Maritime Commission)
    Acquired by U.S. Navy December 14 1942

    Commissioned December 26 1942
    SUNK (torpedoes) by Japanese RO-103 June 22 1943 off Solomon Islands
    2 of her crew were lost and remain on duty

    Struck from Naval Register (Date 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. 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 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 January 17 1943 - Disestablished June 23 1943






Other Information

ALUDRA earned 1 Battle Star (WWII)
* Consolidation of Solomon Islands
Consolidation of southern Solomons, June 16 1943

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

Personnel Awards...
Purple Heart (2-KIA, June 22 1943)

NAMESAKE - A star in the constellation Canis Major



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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