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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.

    Adria Class Stores Ship
    Keel Laid January 17 1944 as Maritime Commission type (R1-M-AV3) hull
    Launched May 4 1944
    Acquired U.S. Navy December 19 1944 and converted for Naval service

    Commissioned January 14 1945 - Decommissioned August 25 1955
    Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
    Transferred December 1 1960 to National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA

    Struck from Naval Register September 1 1961
    Sold December 11 1972 to Star-Kist Foods Inc., Terminal Island, CA. for non-transportation use

    Fate unknown

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     (1947-48)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. 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 December 5 1944 - Disestablished May 26 1945






Other Information

AREQUIPA earned 1 Battle Star (Korea)
* UN Summer-Fall Offensive
July 22-23 1951

NAMESAKE - A minor planet discovered on December 7 1912 by J. H. Metcalf and named in honor of the Peruvian city where Harvard Observatory had an observing station.



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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