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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.

    Alamosa Class Cargo Ship
    Keel Laid December 27 1943 as Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull
    Launched June 15 1944
    Acquired U.S. Navy August 10 1944

  1. USS AMADOR AK-158
  2. Commissioned October 9 1944 - Decommissioned October 23 1944
    Converted to Ammunition Tender, not redesignated
    Recommissioned November 25 1944 - Decommissioned June 20 1946
    Struck from Naval Register July 19 1946
    Returned to Maritime Commission July 23 1946

    Sold March 23 1948 to Sudden & Christensen, Inc., agents for Rederacti Edolajet Signy for merchant service

  3. SKAGERN (Commercial Service)
  4. Reflagged Sweden April 13 1948 and renamed

  5. NICOLOAS (Commercial Service)
  6. Sold 1963, reflagged Greece

  7. DINA (Commercial Service)
  8. Renamed (date unknown)

  9. ALKISTIS (Commercial Service)
  10. Renamed 1973

    Scrapped in Spain 1980


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 August 1 1944 - Disestablished February 15 1946






Other Information

NAMESAKE - A county in the state of California



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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