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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.

    Gato Class Submarine
    Keel Laid 15 May 1941 - Launched 6 March 1942

    Commissioned 19 June 1942
    SUNK (depth charges) 16 February 1943, off Rabaul, all hands lost

    Struck from Naval Register 21 June 1943

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 Amberjack SS-219 Covers Page 1     (1941-1942)



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 June 19 1942 - Disestablished February 1 1943


Locy Type
FDC 3z

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-25


GregCiesielski Amberjack SS219 19420619 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Amberjack SS219 19420619 1 Front.jpg

First Day in Commission. Cachet by R. J. Egger


Other Information

AMBERJACK earned 3 Battle Stars (WWII)
* 1st War Patrol September 2 1942 Solomon Islands
* 2nd War Patrol November 21 1942 Solomon Islands
* 3rd War Patrol January 26 1943 Solomon Islands

Credited with sinking...
The 3130-ton Japanese Passenger/Cargo Ship SHIROGANE MARU September 19 1942 off Solomon Islands
The 2095-ton Japanese Passenger/Cargo Ship SENKAI MARU October 7 1942 off Solomon Islands

NAMESAKE - A large vigorous sport fish found in the western Atlantic from New England to Brazil.



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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