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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.

    Evarts Class Type GMT Destroyer Escort
    Keel Laid February 12 1942 - Launched July 24 1942

    Commissioned March 15 1943 - Decommissioned October 18 1945

    Struck from Naval Register November 1 1945
    Sold 1946 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. 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 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 April 15 1943 - Disestablished October 18 1945


Locy Type




Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - WWII Victory Medal

NAMESAKE - Eric Theodore Andres USNR (May 12 1915 - August 9 1942)
Andres received a bachelor's degree from Valparaiso University in 1937. After enlisting in the Naval Reserve on October 25 1941 at Chicago, Ill., he underwent his initial naval training at The Abbott Hall Naval Reserve Midshipman's School at Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill. Promoted to Ensign on May 15 1942, Andres was assigned to duty in the heavy cruiser USS ASTORIA CA-34, and joined his ship soon thereafter. The young officer was killed during the Battle of Savo Island on August 9 1942. Ensign Andres was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.



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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