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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.

    Coastal Patrol Yacht
    Built 1930 by Craig Shipbuilding, Long Beach, CA

  1. INFANTA (Private Yacht)
  2. Owned by actor John Barrymore

  3. POLARIS (Private Yacht)
  4. Sold in 1937 at auction and renamed
    Purchased by U.S. Navy December 23 1940
    Renamed and designated Coastal Patrol Yacht (PYc) January 10 1941

  5. USS AMBER PYc-6
  6. Commissioned March 3 1941 - Decommissioned October 18 1944
    Struck from Naval Register November 13 1944
    Transferred to War Shipping Administration

  7. AMBER (Commercial service)
  8. Sold back to her original owner June 13 1945
    Sold to the Macco Construction Company of Clearwater, California later in 1945 and used as a freighter and for geological surveys

  9. THEA FOSS (Commercial service)
  10. Acquired by the Foss Towing Co., Seattle (now Foss Maritime) in 1951 and renamed

    Still operating as of 2015


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     (1943-44)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. 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 To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


Locy Type


The ship had no postal facilities.


Other Information

NAMESAKE - A hard, translucent fossil resin which is normally yellowish to brownish in color. Since it can be highly polished, amber is used as a gem



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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