ANTARES AKS 3

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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.


    Antares Class Miscellaneous Auxiliary
    Keel Laid July 3 1917
    Launched May 30 1919 as NEDMAC
    Delivered to the USSB July 26 1919
    Acquired by U.S. Navy November 14 1921

  1. USS ANTARES AG-10
    Commissioned February 23 1922

  2. USS ANTARES AKS-3
    Reclassified General Stores Issue Ship (AKS) November 30 1940
    Decommissioned August 2 1946

    Struck from Naval Register September 25 1946
    Sold September 18 1947 to Kaiser and Co. for scrap

 

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1     (1926-32)
  2. Covers Page 2     (1933)
  3. Covers Page 3     (1934-40)
  4. Covers Page 4    (1940-42)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

Post Office Established June 30 1922 - Disestablished May 1 1946


 

Locy Type
3 (BC-BOO)

"DECORATION /
DAY 1935"

1935-05-30

JonBurdett antares ag10 19350530 pm.jpg
JonBurdett antares ag10 19350530.jpg

As AG-10. Memorial Day 1935. Cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-BBB)

"WELCOME /
U.S.S. SHAW"

1936-09-18

GregCiesielski Antares AG10 19360918 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Antares AG10 19360918 1 Front.jpg

As AG-10. Commissioning of USS Shaw DD-373, cachet by Meyer Tuchinsky


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-BBB)

1936-07-17

Bunter Antares AKS 3 19360717 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Antares AKS 3 19360717 1 front.jpg

As AG-10


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-BTB)

1936-08-27

Bunter Antares AKS 3 19360827 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Antares AKS 3 19360827 1 front.jpg

As AG-10


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BBT)

1941-02-23

JonBurdett antares aks3 22341 pm.jpg
JonBurdett antares aks3 22341.jpg

As AKS-3. Cachet by Ted Harrington


 

Locy Type
3 (BC) provisional bars

1937-05-14

Bunter Antares AKS 3 19370514 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Antares AKS 3 19370514 1 front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3b (BC-BOX)

1935-09-15

JonBurdett antares ag10 19350915 pm.jpg
JonBurdett antares ag10 19350915.jpg

Unlisted in USCS Postmark Catalog


 

Locy Type
3as

1937-07-04

Bunter Antares AKS 3 19370704 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Antares AKS 3 19370704 1 front.jpg

As AG-10


 

Locy Type
3r

1926-01-15

JonBurdett antares ag10 19260115 pm.jpg
JonBurdett antares ag10 19260115.jpg

As AG-10


 

Locy Type
3s 1922

1922-10-17

GregCiesielski Antares AG10 19221017 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Antares AG10 19221017 1 Front.jpg

As AG-10. Courtesy of the Jim Myerson collection.


 

Locy Type
3s 1927

"G'T'MO, BAY /
CUBA"

1927-02-01

JonBurdett antares aks3 19271201 pm.jpg
JonBurdett antares aks3 19271201.jpg

As AG-10


 

Locy Type
3s 1932

"BOSTON MASS /
NAVY DAY"

1932-10-27

GregCiesielski Antares AG10 19321027 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Antares AG10 19321027 1 Front.jpg

As AG-10
Navy Day 1932, cachet by Harry Ioor


 

Locy Type
3z (BBT)

1941-08-27

GregCiesielski Antares AG10 19410827 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Antares AG10 19410827 1 Front.jpg

As AKS-3


 

Locy Type
6

1931-09-05

GregCiesielski Antares AG10 19310905 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Antares AG10 19310905 1 Front.jpg

As AG-10


 

Locy Type
9sv

1926-06-14

GregCiesielski Antares AG10 19260614 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Antares AG10 19260614 1 Back.jpg

As AG-10. Mark from back of cover. Courtesy of the Jim Myerson collection.


 

Locy Type
9v(C)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-19a

1927-03-31

GregCiesielski Antares AG10 19270331 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Antares AG10 19270331 1 Front.jpg

As AG-10. Registered sailor mail. Courtesy of the Jim Myerson collection.


 

Locy Type
9v

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-19c

1936-06-17

JonBurdett antares ag10 19360617r pm.jpg
JonBurdett antares ag10 19360617.JPG

As AG-10.


 

Locy Type
F Jul 4, 1935

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-2

1935-07-04

JonBurdett antares ag10 19350704 pm.jpg
JonBurdett antares ag10 19350704.jpg

As AG-10


 

Locy Type Fz

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-19

1942-05-05

JonBurdett antares aks3 19420505 pm.jpg
JonBurdett antares aks3 19420505.jpg

As AKS-3


 

Locy Type
SLKbs (53x5)

c1936

JonBurdett antares aks3 slk pm.jpg
JonBurdett antares aks3 slk.jpg

As AG-10



 

Real Photo
Postcard

1929-01-29

GregCiesielski Antares AG10 19290129 1 Postcard.jpg

N/A

As AG-10. "Train Squadron One / U.S. Flagship Antares"

 

Other Information

ANTARES earned two battle stars for World War II service
* Pearl Harbor, December 7 1941
* Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, May 9 to June 18 1945

USS ANTARES earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the China Service Medal, the American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp), the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ two Campaign stars, the World War II Victory Medal and the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) during her Naval career.

Antares campaign stars (Battle stars) were for Pearl Harbor December 7 1941 and Okinawa operation May - June 1945

NAMESAKE - A star in the constellation Scorpio.

 


 

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