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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.

    Cleveland Class Light Cruiser
    Keel Laid March 3 1943 - Launched April 25 1944

    Commissioned January 8 1945 - Decommissioned June 30 1947

    Struck from Naval Register January 2 1971
    Sold February 11 1972 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 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     (1944-47)



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 January 8 1945 - Disestablished April 8 1947


Locy Type
2(n) OCT 27, 1945


JonBurdett amsterdam cl101 19451027 pm.jpg
JonBurdett amsterdam cl101 19451027.jpeg

"Victory Cancel"


Locy Type


JonBurdett amsterdam cl101 19460204 pm.jpg
JonBurdett amsterdam cl101 19460204.jpg



Locy Type


JonBurdett amsterdam cl101 19450601r pm.jpg
JonBurdett amsterdam cl101 19450601.jpg

Censored wartime (WWII) use


Locy Type


JonBurdett amsterdam cl101 19450210r pm.jpg
JonBurdett amsterdam cl101 19450210.jpg

Censored wartime (WWII) use


Locy Type P

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-28


JonBurdett amsterdam cl101 19450902 pm.jpg
JonBurdett amsterdam cl101 19450902.jpg

Tokyo Bay


Locy Type P

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-28a


JonBurdett amsterdam cl101 19450905 pm.jpg
JonBurdett amsterdam cl101 19450905.jpg

Tokyo Bay


Other Information

AMSTERDAM earned 1 Battle Star (WWII)
* Leyte operation, July 1945

NAMESAKE - Named for the city of Amsterdam, New York



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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