CALAMARES AF 18

From NavalCoverMuseum
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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.

    Calamares Class Stores Ship
    Built 1913

  1. USAT CALAMARES
    Acquired by U.S. Army from United Fruit Co
    Transferred to U.S. Navy April 1 1918 and converted for Naval service

  2. USS CALAMARES ID-3662
    Commissioned April 10 1918

  3. CALAMARES NOTS-3662
    Assigned to Naval Overseas Transportation Service (NOTS) October 11 1918
    Converted to Refrigerator Ship
    Decommissioned September 18 1919

    Reacquired by U.S. Navy December 12 1941
    Converted to Provisions Stores Ship (AF)

  4. USS CALAMARES AF-18
    Recommissioned April 10 1943 - Decommissioned April 25 1946

    Struck from the Naval Register (Date unknown)
    Returned to Maritime Commission for disposal
    Scrapped 1947

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     (1943)

 

Postmarks

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


 

United Fruit Company
Purser's Mark

1932-01-31

JonBurdett calamares af18 19320131 pm.jpg
JonBurdett calamares af18 19320131.jpg

As S.S. CALAMARES



1st Commissioning April 10 1918 to September 18 1919


 

Military
Post Office
Soldiers Mail

Hoboken, NJ

1919-04-15 (message date)

JohnGermann Calamares NOTS3662 19190415 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Calamares NOTS3662 19190415 1 Front.jpg

A Knights of Columbus "Safe and Sound" card.


2nd Commissioning April 10 1943 to April 25 1946


 

Locy Type
2z + SLb
(40x4)

1946-03-28

GregCiesielski Calamares AF18 19460328 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Calamares AF18 19460328 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9efu

1946-03-28

GregCiesielski Calamares AF18 19460328 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Calamares AF18 19460328 1 Back.jpg

Note:

 

Other Information

USS CALAMARES earned the World War I Victory Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Former name retained.

 


 

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.

 


Copyright 2022 Naval Cover Museum