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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.

    Gato Class Submarine
    Keel Laid 9 November 1942 - Launched 4 July 1943

  1. USS ANGLER SS-240
    Commissioned 1 October 1943 - Decommissioned 12 February 1946
    Recommissioned 2 April 1951 - Decommissioned October 1952

    Redesignated Hunter-Killer Submarine (SSK) February 1953
    Recommissioned 10 September 1953

  3. USS ANGLER SS-240
    Reverted to Fleet Submarine (SS) 1960

    Redesignated Auxiliary Submarine (AGSS) 1963
    Decommissioned 1 April 1967

    Struck from Naval Register 15 December 1971
    Sold 1 February 1974 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. USS Angler SS-240 / AGSS-240 Covers Page 1     (1942-64)



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

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Locy Type FDC F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-78


Commissioning, cacheted. From the George Marcincin collection.


Other Information

USS ANGLER earned the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 6 Battle Stars and the WWII Victory Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named for a marine fish found on both sides of the Atlantic. It lies partly buried in the ocean floor enticing smaller fish within its reach by moving an appendage located on the head and mouth.



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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