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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.

    Aegir Class Submarine Tender
    Keel Laid June 24 1943 - Launched November 6 1943
    Acquired by U.S. Navy December 31 1943

    Placed in Reduced Commission December 31 1943 - January 14 1944 for conversion
    Commissioned (Full) September 29 1944 - Decommissioned February 12 1947

    Struck from Naval Register July 1 1963
    Sold 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 Apollo AS-25 Covers Page 1     (1945-47)



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 September 15 1944 - Disestablished June 28 1946


Locy Type




Locy Type
(used after POD)


Post office deactivated 1946-06-28


Locy Type


Censored wartime (WWII) use


Locy Type


Censored wartime (WWII) use


Locy Type P
[2(n) with
NAVY DAY / 1945 in bars]


Navy Day 1945.


Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

NAMESAKE - Named for the Greek god of youth, manly beauty, music, and song. He was also the god of prophecy whose oracle was located at Delphi



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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