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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.

    Buckley Class Type TE Destroyer Escort
    Keel Laid March 8 1943 - Launched June 5 1943

    Commissioned August 30 1943

    Reclassified High Speed Transport (APD) February 23 1945
    Decommissioned July 3 1946

    Struck from Naval Register June 1 1960
    Sold October 24 1962 to Chet Alexander Marine Salvage of Key West, FL for scrap

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 AMESBURY Covers Page 1     (1945)



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 June 10 1944 - Disestablished December 18 1945


Locy Type


As APD-46


Locy Type
15835 Branch




Other Information

AMESBURY earned 1 Battle Star (WWII)
* Normandy Invasion, June 1944

NAMESAKE - Lieutenant (jg) Stanton Morgan Amesbury (1916 - 1942), who was killed in action while flying from the aircraft carrier USS RANGER CV-4 during Operation Torch in 1942



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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