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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.

    Aventinus Class Aircraft Repair Ship (Engine)
    Authorized as Tank Landing Ship LST-1092
    Reclassified Aircraft Repair Ship (Engine) (ARV(E)) December 8 1944
    Keel Laid January 8 1945 - Launched March 24 1945

    Commissioned May 30 1945 - Decommissioned August 30 1946
    Recomissioned July 25 1950 - Decommissioned April 4 1952

  2. AQUILA ARVE-135 (Chilean Naval Service)
    Transferred to Chile August 1963 and renamed

    Struck from Naval Register June 25 1992
    Ran aground and scuttled August 1980


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. Covers Page 1    (1946-51)



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
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link To
Full Cover Image

1st Commissioning May 30 1945 to August 30 1946


Locy Type

(Br. #15812)



2nd Commissioning July 25 1950 to April 4 1952


Locy Type


First Day Postal Service


Locy Type


Add-on cachet by Bruce D. Liddell


Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal - United Nations Korean Service Medal

NAMESAKE - Named for a character in classical Greek mythology who was the son of Heracles and Rhea



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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