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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.

    Evarts Class Type GMT Destroyer Escort
    Keel Laid March 14 1942 - Launched September 25 1942

    Commissioned February 13 1942 - Decommissioned December 21 1945

    Stricken January 8 1946
    Scrapped January 9 1947 at Terminal Island NSY

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 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


Locy Type


Ship carried only security devices Type 2z, 2#, and 9#


Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal
Asia-Pacific Campaign Medal
WWII Victory Medal

NAMESAKE - Chief Carpenter John Arnold Austin USN (August 30 1905 - December 7 1941)
When the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor December 7 1941 began, Chief Austin was assigned to USS OKLAHOMA BB-37. When the ship capsized due to multiple torpedo hits, he was trapped below decks. While searching for a means of escape, he discovered a porthole in which he assisted 15 men to escape. Chief Austin however was unable to escape himself and perished. For his efforts, he was awarded The Navy Cross posthumously



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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