BRETON T-AKV 42

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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.

    Bogue Class Escort Carrier
    Keel Laid February 25 1942 as a Maritime Commission merchant vessel Type C3-S-A1
    Acquired by U.S. Navy May 1 1942
    Classified as Aircraft Escort Vessel (AVG)
    Launched June 27 1942
    Reclassified Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier (ACV) August 20 1942

  1. USS BRETON ACV-23
    Commissioned April 12 1943

  2. USS BRETON CVE-23
    Reclassified Escort Carrier (CVE) July 15 1943
    Decommissioned August 30 1946
    Reclassified Escort Helicopter Aircraft Carrier (CVHE) June 12 1955 While in reserve

  3. USNS BRETON T-CVHE-23
    Reactivated as Aircraft Transport (T-CVHE) 1958
    Operated with civilian crew under Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS)

  4. USNS BRETON T-CVU-23
    Reclassified Utility Aircraft Carrier (T-CVU) July 14 1958

  5. USNS BRETON T-AKV-42
    Reclassified Cargo Ship and Aircraft Ferry (T-AKV) May 7 1959

    Struck from Naval Register August 6 1971
    Sold February 1972 to American Ship Dismantlers, Inc., of Portland, OR for scrap

 

Naval Covers

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  1. ACV-23 Covers Page 1     (1943)
  2. CVE-23 Covers Page 1     (1945-46)

 

Postmarks

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
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Killer Bar Text

Date From
to
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1946-04-08

GregCiesielski Breton CVE23 19460406 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Breton CVE23 19460406 1 Front.jpg

As CVE-23


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1946-04-20

GregCiesielski Breton CVE23 19460420 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Breton CVE23 19460420 1 Front.jpg

As CVE-23


 

Locy Type
2z*

1943-07-02

JonBurdett breton acv23 19430702 pm.jpg
JonBurdett breton acv23 19430702.jpg

As ACV-23


 

Locy Type
9efsu

1945-05-16
to
1945-05-30

JonBurdett breton cve23 19450516 pm.jpg
JonBurdett breton cve23 19450516.jpg

As CVE-23
Mark from back of cover


 

Locy Type
LDPS 2(n)

1946-06-15

JonBurdett breton cve23 19450615 pm.jpg
JonBurdett breton cve23 19450615.jpg

As CVE-23
Last Day Postal Service



 

Return
Address

USPO Machine
Postmark

Alameda CA

1965-03-08

GregCiesielski Breton TAKV42 19650308 1 RetAdd.jpg
GregCiesielski Breton TAKV42 19650308 1 Front.jpg

As T-AKV-42

 

Other Information

BRETON earned 2 Battle Stars (WWII)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (w/ 2 battle stars) - World War II Victory Medal

NAMESAKE - A sound in Louisiana, located between the Mississippi River delta and the mainland

 


 

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