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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.

    Cannon Class Type DET Destroyer Escort
    Keel Laid January 7 1943 - Launched May 27 1943

  1. USS AMICK DE-168
  2. Commissioned July 26 1943 - Decommissioned May 16 1947

  3. ASAHI DE-262 (Japanese Naval Service)
  4. Loaned to Japan June 14 1955 and renamed
    Returned to U.S. Navy 1975

  5. DATU SIRATUNA (Philippine Naval Service)
  6. Transferred to The Philippines September 13 1976 and renamed

    Stricken and scrapped 1989


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 incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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    (1945-55)



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 October 15 1943 - Disestablished May 11 1946


Locy Type


New Year's Day, cachet by P. J. (PeeJay) Ickeringill


Locy Type
SLKb(n) (61x4)


New Year's Day, cachet by P. J. (PeeJay) Ickeringill


Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

NAMESAKE - Eugene Earle Amick USNR (January 26 1919 - August 9 1942)
Amick studied at the University of Kansas City and Rockhurst College before entering William Jewell College in 1937. After graduating from the latter in 1941, Amick enlisted in The Naval Reserve on September 19 1941. Following preliminary training he was appointed a Midshipman on February 13 1942 and entered The United States Naval Reserve Midshipman's School at Northwestern University. Upon his successful completion of the officers' candidate course there, he was commissioned Ensign on May 14 1942 and assigned to USS ASTORIA CA-34. Amick served in that cruiser during the early summer of 1942 as she prepared to participate in the first Allied thrust in the Pacific the invasion of the Solomon Islands at Guadalcanal. He was killed on the second night after the original landings as Allied warships attempted to protect American beachheads in the Battle of Savo Island in the small hours of August 9.



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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