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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.

    Haskell Class Attack Transport
    Keel Laid October 21 1944 as Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull
    Launched December 3 1944
    Delivered to War Shipping Administration December 19 1944

    Commissioned December 20 1944 - Decommissioned February 19 1946
    Returned to Maritime Commission March 13 1946
    Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Fort Eustis, VA

    Struck from Naval Register March 1946
    Sold April 9 1973 to Union Metals and Alloys Corp. New York, N.Y 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. Covers Page 1     (1945)



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 November 23 1944 - Disestablished February 16 1946


Locy Type

(Br. #15156)




Locy Type

(Br. #15156)




Other Information

AUDUBON earned 1 Battle Star (WWII)
* Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, April 26-30 1945

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

NAMESAKE - A county in western Iowa named for the great American naturalist and artist who won worldwide renown for his paintings of birds and animals



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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