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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.

    Halawa Class Gasoline Tanker
    Built in 1932 as "SS NEW YORK SOCONY"
    Acquired by the US Navy March 23 1943

    Commissioned April 19 1943 - Decommissioned December 25 1944
    Transferred to France under the terms of the Lend-Least Act
    Returned to US custody October 17 1945 at Palermo, Sicily

    Struck from Naval Register (date unknown)
    On December 19 1945, the ship's equipment was stripped and hulk sold

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)



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

Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
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Locy Type


GregCiesielski Conasauga AOG15 19440421 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Conasauga AOG15 19440421 1 Postmark.jpg

No. 10 Official Business envelope with ship's return address. The ship had no post office onboard so the postmark was from another ship or a shore station.


Other Information

NAMESAKE - A river in Georgia.



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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