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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.

    Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort
    Keel Laid May 7 1944 as DE-714
    Redesignated Crosley Class High-Speed Transport (APD)
    while under construction
    Launched August 26 1944

  1. USS COOK APD-130
    Commissioned April 25 1945 - Decommissioned May 31 1946
    Recommissioned October 6 1953

  2. USS COOK LPR-130
    Redesignated Amphibious Transport (Small) (LPR) January 1 1969
    Decommissioned November 15 1969

    Struck from Naval Register November 15 1969
    Sold July 24 1970 for scrap

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     (DATE RANGE)



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


Bay City MI


Launching, cachet by Ralph P. Werve

1st Commissioning April 25 1945 to May 31 1946


Locy Type
15737 Branch




Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon (4) - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (2) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (11) - Vietnam Service Medal (7) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (7) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

NAMESAKE - Brothers
Second Lieutenant Andrew Fred Cook, Jr., USMC (January 2 1920 - November 4 1942).
He was killed in action on Guadalcanal November 4 1942, receiving the Navy Cross for gallantry and self-sacrifice in the action in which he gave his life.
Sergeant Dallas Harry Cook, USMC (May 19 1921 - August 18 1942).
He was killed in action in the raid on Makin Island August 18 1942. He was awarded the Navy Cross for the action in which he gave his life with great personal valor.



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