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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.

    Elizabeth C. Stanton Class Transport
    Keel Laid July 18 1940 as Maritime Commission type (C3-E) hull
    Launched November 16 1940
    Delivered to Moore-McCormack Lines for commercial service
    Acquired by U.S. Navy from War Shipping Administration September 1942
    Converted for Naval service

    Commissioned September 17 1942

    Reclassified Transport (AP) September 18 1942 and renamed
    Decommissioned March 21 1946
    Returned to Maritime Commission for disposal

    Struck from Naval Register April 12 1946
    Returned to prewar owners and refurbished for merchant service

  3. MORMACYORK (Merchant Service)
    Laid up c1962

    Sold July 1 1970 to Lotti S. P. A. of Italy 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. Anne Arundel Covers Page 1     (1944)



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 February 27 1943 - Disestablished March 11 1946


Locy Type




Locy Type
3z (BTB)




Locy Type
2z + SLKbn+




Other Information

ANNE ARUNDEL earned 5 Battle Stars (WWII)
* North African occupation
Algeria-Morocco landings, November 8-11 1942
* Sicilian occupation, July 9-15 1943
* Invasion of Normandy, June 6-25 1944
* Invasion of Southern France, September 15-25 1944
* Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, May 3-8 1945

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
China Service Medal (extended) - American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (4) - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippine Liberation Medal

NAMESAKE - A county in Maryland whose seat, Annapolis, is the state capital and the home of the Naval Academy



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