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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.

    Diver Class Rescue and Salvage Ship
    Keel Laid November 24 1942 - Launched April 1 1943

    Commissioned March 6 1944 - Decommissioned September 15 1947

    Struck from Naval Register April 15 1977
    Sunk August 7 1978 as a target


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     (1946-47)



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


This postmark was applied ten days before the ship received a post office, so the cover was posted either on another ship or ashore.


Locy Type P

USCS Catalog




Locy Type

USCS Catalog


Last Day in Commission


Other Information

Earned 3 Battle Stars (WWII)
* Leyte operation, Leyte landings, October - November 1944
* Borneo operation, Balikpapan operation, July 1945
* Luzon operation, Lingayen Gulf landings, December 1944 - January 1945

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Navy Unit Commendation
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3)
World War II Victory Medal
Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

NAMESAKE - A very strong wire or fiber rope



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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