AMERICA TT 3006
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.
Keel Laid 1904 for Hamburg-Amerika Line
Launched 20 April 1905 as German Passenger Liner "AMERIKA"
Seized by United States Shipping Board (USSB) 25 July 1917
Decommissioned 26 September 1919
Returned to USSB 1920
Refurbished for passenger service
Laid up at Point Patience, MD 1931
Placed in reserve 28 January 1951 at Hawkin's Point, MD
Sold 16 January 1967 to The Bethlehem Steel Co. of Baltimore, MD for scrap
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).
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- USS America TT-3006 Covers Page 1 (1918-1919)
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Note: Postcard showing German Passenger Liner AMERIKA
Post Office Established 21 September 1917 - Disestablished 26 September 1919
USS AMERICA TT-3006 earned the World War I Victory Medal w/ Transport clasp during her Naval career.
EDMUND B. ALEXANDER
NAMESAKE - Edmund Brooke Alexander (1800-1888), who had been brevetted Major at Cerro Gordo (18 April 1847) and Lieutenant Colonel at Contreras and Churubusco (20 August 1847), in the war with Mexico. During the Civil War, he had served as provost marshal in St. Louis, Mo., performing his "delicate and important duties" in a way that merited "the favor of both friend and foe" alike.
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